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Solitary Kiosk Loop
Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3 km SE of Katoomba
Length: 9.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 9.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 1009 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1009 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This is a great walk, with much to offer photographers and those who only have a day in Katoomba. The walk descends into the valley from Solitary Kiosk before climbing up the scenic (and steep) Furber steps and soaking up the views around the rim of the valley. A great way to take in both the valley and the cliff tops of Katoomba. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
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Location

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Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track
Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Fern Bower
Int of Federal Pass and the Amphitheatre track
Lila Falls crossing
Marguerite Cascades
Lower Linda Creek Falls
Leura Forest (Int of Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks)
Int of Federal Pass, Scenic Railway and Dardenelles Tracks
Cooks Crossing
Int of Furber Steps and Scenic Railway Track
Int of Furber Steps and Vera's Grotto Track
Int of Furber Steps and Vera's Grotto Track
Furber Lookout
Int of Furber Steps and Lynes Point Track
Queen Victoria Lookout
Int of Furber Steps and Katoomba Falls Lookout Track
Rainforest Lookout
Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Furber Steps
Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Juliets Balcony Track
Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Juliets Balcony Track
Vanimans Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Katoomba Falls Round Walk
Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Reids Plateau loop
Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Kedumba River lookout
Katoomba Cascades
Katoomba Falls Park
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the eastern Skyway steps
Cliff View Lookout
Wollumai Lookout
Allambie Lookout
Lady Darley Lookout
Kedumba View
Int of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks
Echo Point
Echo Point Information Center
Echo Point Archway Intersection
Spooners Lookout Intersection
Int of the Three Sisters Pathway and Spooners Lookout path
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Oreades Lookout
Int of the Lady Game Bushtrack and the Three Sisters Footpath
Int of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Game Bushtrack
Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Tallawarra Lookout
Millamurra Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks
Honeymoon Point
Banksia Streamlet
Lomandra Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Carrington Park Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

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Photo Gallery

 
Solitary Point Cafe
 
Solitary Point Cafe +
 
Sign along track
 
Sign along track +
 
Looking down towards Echo Tree lookout near Solitary Cafe
 
Looking down towards Echo Tree lookout near Solitary Cafe +

 
View across the valley
 
View across the valley +
 
Federal Pass sign
 
Federal Pass sign +
 
Jamison Lookout
 
Jamison Lookout +

 
Stair case on Federal pass bellow Jameison Lookout
 
Stair case on Federal pass bellow Jameison Lookout +
 
Top of Fern Bower
 
Top of Fern Bower +
 
Fern Bower
 
Fern Bower +

 
Stairs down from Fern Bower
 
Stairs down from Fern Bower +
 
Infrastructure through the temperate rainforest
 
Infrastructure through the temperate rainforest +
 
Intersection above Lila and Linda falls
 
Intersection above Lila and Linda falls +

 
Stairs down into Leura Forest
 
Stairs down into Leura Forest +
 
Federal Pass, heading under the cliff
 
Federal Pass, heading under the cliff +
 
Federal pass track above Marguerite Cascades
 
Federal pass track above Marguerite Cascades +

 
Federal Pass sign
 
Federal Pass sign +
 
Following the Federal Pass track
 
Following the Federal Pass track +
 
The Three Sisters from Queen Victoria Lookout
 
The Three Sisters from Queen Victoria Lookout +

 
Going under the cliffs to Vera's Grotto
 
Going under the cliffs to Vera's Grotto +
 
Winding down the cliffside
 
Winding down the cliffside +
 
Queen Victoria Lookout
 
Queen Victoria Lookout +

 
Looking through the trees to the Katoomba Falls
 
Looking through the trees to the Katoomba Falls +
 
Vanimans Lookout
 
Vanimans Lookout +
 
Following the signs to Echo Point
 
Following the signs to Echo Point +

 
Stairs along Round walk track
 
Stairs along Round walk track +
 
Intersection on Prince Henry Cliff Walk
 
Intersection on Prince Henry Cliff Walk +
 
Winding through the forest
 
Winding through the forest +

 
Interp signs in English and Braille
 
Interp signs in English and Braille +
 
Border of National Park looking at Cliff View Lookout
 
Border of National Park looking at Cliff View Lookout +
 
View of Mount Solitaty from Clif View lookout
 
View of Mount Solitaty from Clif View lookout +

 
Following the bushtrack around the valley
 
Following the bushtrack around the valley +
 
View from Prince Henry cliff walk between Wollumai and Allambie Lookouts
 
View from Prince Henry cliff walk between Wollumai and Allambie Lookouts +
 
Prince henry Cliff walk track between Allambie and Lady Darley lookouts
 
Prince henry Cliff walk track between Allambie and Lady Darley lookouts +

 
The Three Sisters from Echo Point
 
The Three Sisters from Echo Point +
 
Echo Point Discovery Centre
 
Echo Point Discovery Centre +
 
Track east of Echo Point
 
Track east of Echo Point +

 
Track down to Three Sisters
 
Track down to Three Sisters +
 
Passing a nice lookout
 
Passing a nice lookout +
 
The Three Sisters Footpath
 
The Three Sisters Footpath +

 
Lady Carrington Lookout
 
Lady Carrington Lookout +
 
Track between Silver mist park and Tallawarra Lookout
 
Track between Silver mist park and Tallawarra Lookout +
 
Crossing Banksia Streamlet
 
Crossing Banksia Streamlet +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Solitary Kiosk Loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Solitary Kiosk Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Solitary Kiosk Loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Solitary Kiosk Loop bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 9km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
4.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3.2km has short steep hills. Whilst another 1.1km is flat with no steps and the remaining 520m is very steep.

Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.9km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 450m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 620m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 830m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
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Drive to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Solitary Kiosk and Restaurant Alt = 931 m
Solitary Restaurant offers fine dining in a heritage-listed building overlooking the beautiful Jamison Valley, as well as housing a kiosk for a more casual lunch. The kiosk is open for lunch 7 days a week, from 10am to 4pm (opens 11am weekdays in winter). The kiosk provides a casual dinning experience, with breakfast foods from $10 and lunches around $15 per dish. The restaurant is open for lunch 7 days from 12-4.30pm, and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm. Light lunches start from $14, and dinners from $55 for a mouth-watering 2 course meal. Contact details - 90 Cliff Drive, Leura Falls Ph: 02 4782 1164. More info

(0 km) Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 135 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -6 m
From Cliff Drive, opposite the car park behind Solitary Restaurant, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Federal Pass' sign, down the short set of wooden steps to the intersection with the Echo Tree Lookout track.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads along the bush track, away from the Echo Tree Lookout, winding along the well-defined bush track for a short while before coming to the signposted intersection of the track to Leura Forest.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Forest' sign along the bush track, winding down the hill for a short while before dropping down a set of wooden steps, to the signposted intersection with the 'Jamieson Lookout' track.

(0.14 km) Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks to Jamieson Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 19 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Jamieson Lookout' sign along the short bush track to the rock shelf at the Jamieson Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Jamieson Lookout Alt = 922 m
Jamieson Lookout is a fenced lookout at the east end of the Federal Pass track, and just off Prince Henry Cliff Walk. The lookout has a bench seat and provides great views up the Jamison Valley, along Kings Tableland escarpment and past Mount Solitary. The lookout is perched up on a large rock buttress, giving views unobscured by trees.

(0.14 km) Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks to Fern Bower
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 93 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -36 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the dirt path, heading down the long set of wooden and rocky steps. The walk winds down past a picnic chair under a cliff overhang, and continues down the steps into the valley and through the forest to the Fern Bower information sign.

Fern Bower Alt = 892 m
Fern Bower is an especially pleasant part of the Blue Mountains National Park, protected from heat and providing a great environment for fern trees, bracken ferns and moss to thrive. Fern Bower is a signposted area along the Federal Pass walking track, just below Jamieson Lookout and next to Linda Creek. This is a nice place to stop, rest and enjoy the bird noises.

(0.23 km) Fern Bower to Lila falls crossing
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 343 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -168 m
Continue straight: From the information sign, the walk follows the track down the steps, passing a 'Rich History' information sign before coming down to the signposted intersection with the Amphitheatre track, at the top of a metal staircase.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Federal Pass Leura Forest' sign down the long metal staircase, to cross the bridge over Linda Creek in front of Lila Falls.

Lila Falls Alt = 736 m
Lila Falls is a thin waterfall on Linda Creek. The Federal Pass crosses the creek (on a bridge) in front of these falls, just below the intersection with the amphitheatre. The waterfall is not the most spectacular one in this valley, but it is a nice cool spot to catch your breath.

(0.57 km) Lila Falls crossing to Marguerite Cascades
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 175 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 37 m Descent = -90 m
Continue straight: From the Lila Falls, this walk follows the track heading down the hill, winding down a wooden walkway keeping the creek to the left. The track hugs the rock wall and passes under a shallow overhang. The walk continues down a staircase, then turns back down into the gully where it come to the taller and slender Linda Falls.
After passing Linda Falls the walk follows the wooden steps down through the gulley, crossing the creek again before heading down to the Marguerite Cascades.

Marguerite Cascades Alt = 684 m
Marguerite Cascades are a series of small cascades finishing with a taller waterfall of a few metres height, dropping into a shallow sandy pool. The cascades are on Linda Creek and a small bridge crosses the creek at the base of the falls as part of the Federal Pass walking track. The cascades are a nice place to sit and listen to the water running and the local birds in this cool shady area.

(0.75 km) Marguerite Cascades to Leura Forest
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 321 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 50 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the 'Marguerite Cascades'[1], this walk follows the timber steps downhill, winding steeply for a short while until coming to an intersection with a faint track, marked with a timber 'Federal Pass' sign[2], just beside a foot bridge[3].
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk crosses Linda Creek just below a pleasant cascade[4] using the foot bridge with a handrail[5]. This walk then continues along the bush track that winds along the valley floor, to the signposted 'Leura Forest'. From here, the walk continues along the wide bush track, passing a few picnic tables, and winding through the forest to an open area with a large gazebo and an information sign at the intersection of the Federal Pass and the Dardenelles tracks.

Leura Forest Alt = 721 m
Leura Forest is a great picnic area in the Jamison Valley at the junction of the Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks. This place was home to a popular tea house (also known as 'Lady Carrington Dining Hall') from the late 1800's[6]. Today walkers can still enjoy the historic rotunda and the foundations of the original tea house[7]. The picnic area provides a great rest spot under the shade of the lilli pilli and coachwood forest.

(1.07 km) Leura Forest (Int of Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks) to Int of Furber Steps and Veras Grotto Track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 3.31 km Time = 1 hr 39 mins
Climb = 392 m Descent = -285 m
Continue straight: From Leura Forest, the walk follows the 'Federal Pass' sign towards 'Scenic Railway'. Shortly after crossing a small creek using a little bridge, the track begins to steadily go downhill then flatten out. The environment surrounding the bush track at this point is quite dense and, while very pretty, it is difficult to see views of the surrounding area, although there are occasional glimpses of Sublime Point Service Trail on the left. After a while, the track begins to steadily climb to a signposted intersection with 'Dardenelles Pass'. There are several signposts and a bench seat.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Federal Pass' sign towards 'Scenic Railway', keeping the main cliffs on the right. Not long after the intersection, the track passes 'under the sisters' rock formation (signposted[8]). From here, the track turns and continues along a relatively stretch and, at several points, passes some notable rock formations and caves embedded in the cliffs. There are occasional good views that are not shrouded by the trees. The walk continues until coming to the base of Katoomba Falls, crossing these using a metal bridge know as 'Cooks Crossing'. (Just across the bridge, there is a picnic table.)
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south-west away from Katoomba Falls along the bush track, soon passing the signposted 'Turpentine Tree'. Shortly after this tree, the track comes to an intersection with another bush track and set of stairs (on the right, signposted as 'Furber Steps').
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the stairs. After the first section, the walk flattens out slightly as it zigzags up the hill. The track also goes under several large overhangs before coming to an intersection and a 'Vera's Grotto' sign.

(4.38 km) Int of Furber Steps and Vera's Grotto Track to Vera's Grotto
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 25 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Vera's Grotto' sign along the bush track, winding down a set of wooden steps to Vera's Grotto Lookout at the bottom.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Vera's Grotto Alt = 849 m
Vera's Grotto is a pleasant little spot located amongst the cascades on Witches Leap creek. This is a great area for lunch on a hot day, as it is always kept cool by the falls and the shade from the surrounding trees. When venturing to the grotto, you may be lucky enough to spot the Whistler and Yellow Robins. Superb Lyrebirds [9] are also heard and even seen frequently in the surrounding area.

(4.38 km) Int of Furber Steps and Vera's Grotto Track to Rainforest Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 175 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 93 m Descent = -19 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Scenic Skyway' sign up the wooden steps and across the short wooden boardwalk to the other side. The track continues with the hand railing on the left, until reaching the base of the Furber Steps. From here, the walk continues up the concrete steps, zigzagging steeply up the side of the cliff, until reaching the Furber Lookout at the base of the last flight of steps.
Continue straight: From the Furber Lookout, this walk heads up the concrete stairs, climbing to the top.
The walk passes the 'Furber Steps' signpost and continues along the bush track, winding up along the side of the hill until coming to the intersection of the Furber Steps and the Lynes Point tracks.
Turn left : From the lookout, this walk follows the bush track, heading down the short metal staircase to the intersection of the Lynes Point bush track at the bottom.
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk heads up the stairs, climbing to the top. Here it continues along the bush track, winding past a large rock overhang with a bench seat underneath and through the forest for a short while, to the signposted intersection of the 'Underfalls Walk'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the track follows the bush track heading up the hill, winding up through the forest for a short while. Soon the track bends slightly around to the right and comes to the Rainforest Lookout, at the base of the set of wooden steps.

Rainforest Lookout Alt = 900 m
Unlike many lookouts in the area, Rainforest Lookout does not offer sweeping valley views. Instead, this lookout offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with the canopy of the rainforest. Spend some time in the cool shade listening to the birds and Witches Leap creek passing by. A sign at the lookout explains that there once were wood-fired barbeques here for picnics, but removed due to the toll on the local environment[10].

(4.55 km) Rainforest Lookout to Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Juliets Balcony Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 76 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left : From the Rainforest Lookout, this walk heads up the wooden steps, climbing to the top where it comes to a 'T' intersection with the 'Round Walk' track.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Scenic Skyway' sign down the wooden steps, then flattens out for a short distance before continuing up the other side, climbing up the long, steep set of wooden steps. At the top, the walk comes to the intersection of the Round Walk and the Juliets Balcony track (unsignposted).

(4.63 km) Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Juliets Balcony Track to Juliets Balcony
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 12 m Time =
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the short set of wooden steps, winding up to the raised rock platform, and along the bush track to the edge of the fenced-off rock shelf.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Juilets Balcony Alt = 902 m
Juliets Balcony is a spectacular lookout, perched on top of a rock buttress near Orphan Rock, under the Scenic Skyway. The lookout provides sweeping views of the start of the Kedumba Valley, from Katoomba Falls to the Three Sisters. The lookout is accessed by a staircase, off the Furber Steps track. The fenceline continues along the lookout, forming a long, fenced balcony.

(4.63 km) Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Juliets Balcony Track to Vanimans Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 107 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -4 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads to the top of the metal stairs. The track then continues steeply up through the bush, climbing to Vanimans Lookout.

Vaniman's Lookout Alt = 909 m
Vaniman's Lookout is a fenced, long and narrow lookout on the cliff edge, opposite Reids Plateau. The view looks directly over the Three Sisters across the Kedumba Valley, under the Scenic Skyway. The lookout was considered one of the finest views on the Three Sisters in the 1900's. The lookout was named after Chester Melvin Vaniman in 1905, a well-know adventurer and artist from the USA, who visited the Blue Mountains in 1903[11]. More info

(4.74 km) Vanimans Lookout to Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 297 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From Vanimans Lookout, this walk heads up the wooden steps, climbing up the hill through the bush until it comes to the intersection with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Caravan Park' sign along the bush track that winds along the side of the hill, heading through the forest to the signposted intersection of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk at the back of the park, near the Katoomba Falls Kiosk.

(5.03 km) Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Int of Katoomba Kiosk Loop and Witches Leap Track
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 25 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Reids Plateau' sign down the concrete stairs, passing a 'Greenspace Project' sign. The walk continues down to the bottom of the stairs and to the intersection of the Katoomba Falls Walk and the Prince Henry Cliff Walk (unsignposted).

(5.06 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Reids Plateau loop to Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 71 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -13 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' signpost down the hardened footpath, winding down some wooden steps to the bottom of the hill, where it flattens out and continues through the forest for a short distance before coming to the intersection of Solitary Lookout track.

(5.13 km) Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Solitary Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 24 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -10 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the wooden steps and along the bush track, winding through the forest for a short while before dropping down some concrete steps to Solitary Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Solitary Lookout Alt = 908 m
This unnamed lookout, near Katoomba falls, looks straight out across the Kedumba Valley to Mount Solitary. Although the Three Sisters are not visible, visitors can see Narrow Neck plateau and Ruined Castle to the right. The lookout is fenced, and there is a chair where you can sit and watch the Scenic Skyway go back and forth.

(5.13 km) Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Kedumba River lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 59 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -18 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath down the gentle hill for a short distance and arrives at the Kedumba River lookout.

Kedumba River lookout Alt = 901 m
This unnamed, fenced lookout is at the bend in the track along Kedumba River, at the top of Katoomba Falls. The lookout gives great views across the valley to Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck. There are also glimpses of the Katoomba Falls as it drops away, far into the valley below.

(5.19 km) Kedumba River lookout to Katoomba Cascades
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 181 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -4 m
Veer left: From the lookout, this walk heads north along the bush track, winding along the left-hand side of the gully. The walk comes to the Kedumba River and follows it upstream through the forest, until the track bends down to the river crossing, just downstream of the cascades.

Katoomba Cascades Alt = 919 m
Popular with locals and visitors alike, these picturesque cascades are on the Kedumba River. The cascades are nestled in the bend on Cliff Drive, near Katoomba Park. There are stepping stones across the creek at the bottom of the falls and a bench seat in the shade. There are a few small clearings where visitors can sit and enjoy the falls.

(5.37 km) Katoomba Cascades to Katoomba Falls Park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 127 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses to the eastern side of the creek and continues up the wooden steps, winding to the top of the hill. From here, the track bends to the right and continues along through the park for a short while until coming to the intersection of Cliff Drive.

(5.5 km) Katoomba Falls Park to Cliff View Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 278 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -28 m
Turn right: From the intersection (by the signposted mobility parking bay[fac=8111] on Cliff Drive, about 120m from Katoomba Falls Road), this walk follows the 'Cliff View Lookout 10 mins' sign gently uphill[12] along the stenciled concrete path (with handrails on the right) for about 60m. This walk then meanders along the path gently downhill[13] for about 45m to come to a start of the second handrail(on the left)[14] where this walk becomes a bit steeper downhill. After about 60m this walk flattens[15] and continues gently uphill for about 80m to come to a 3-way intersection[16] with the 'Skyway East Station' staircase[17] (on the left).
Continue straight: From the intersection[18], this walk follows the stenciled concrete path keeping the handrails on the right, almost immediately passing under the cables of the 'Skyway' cable car[19]. This walk continues for about 40m and goes up and over a gentle rise to come to a concrete platform[20] marked by the 'Cliff View Lookout' sign on the fence[21].

Cliff View Lookout Alt = 916 m
This large, fenced wheelchair accessible lookout provides great mountain views[22] of Mt Solitary[23], Kedumba Valley, Narrow Neck[24] and across to Scenic World[25]. There's a bench seat[fac=8110] at the back of the lookout to enjoy the views from. The lookout fence is 1.2m high, the platform is 7.8x5.5m wide.

(5.77 km) Cliff View Lookout to Wollumai Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 235 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -29 m
Turn left: Keeping the lookout and the valley to the right, the walk follows the bush track heading up and away from the cliffs, winding through the thick scrub until it passes a picnic bench, and continues along for a short while to Wollumai Lookout.

Wollumai Lookout Alt = 911 m
Wollumai Lookout is a small, fenced lookout on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout is on a sandstone platform at the base of a cliff, and looks over a much larger drop into the Jamison Valley. There is a bench seat to enjoy the views over the valley, including Mount Solitary, Narrow Neck and glimpses of the Three Sisters.

(6.01 km) Wollumai Lookout to Allambie Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 99 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -13 m
Continue straight: With the lookout and the valley to the right, the walk follows the bush track as it winds along the side of the hill through thick scrub for a short distance, before heading down some concrete steps and continuing through a patch of tall gum trees, until it comes to the Allambie Lookout.

Allambie Lookout Alt = 910 m
Allambie Lookout is a small, fenced lookout on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout provides an opportunity to enjoy the valley view and the sights of the Three Sisters, Kings Tablelands and Mount Solitary.

(6.11 km) Allambie Lookout to Lady Darley Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 144 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From Allambie Lookout, this walk follows the bush track heading east, keeping the lookout and the valley to the right. The walk winds down a few wooden steps and continues along the bottom of a short rock cliff. The track then comes to base of a long set of wooden steps which it climbs to the top, coming to a short metal staircase which leads up to the Lady Darley Lookout.

Lady Darley Lookout Alt = 920 m
Lady Darley Lookout is a moderately-sized, fenced lookout, found on the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout can also be accessed directly by a track from Panorama Drive. There is an information sign describing the view and the traditional naming of the natural features. The panoramic views from the lookout are great, from Kings Tableland on the left to Mount Solitary, Narrow Neck and parts of Scenic World on the far right.

(6.25 km) Lady Darley Lookout to Kedumba View
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 203 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -27 m
Veer right: From the lookout, this walk follows the 'Grand Cliff Top Track' sign[26] towards Echo Point, heading down the wooden steps and along the side of the hill. After a short while, the track joins onto a concrete footpath, coming to the Kedumba View at the information sign a short distance later.

(6.46 km) Kedumba View to Int of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 213 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: Keeping the Kedumba View to the right, the walk follows the footpath along the side of the hill, winding through the bush until coming to the intersection of the Echo Point and the Queen Elizabeth Lookout paths.

(6.67 km) Int of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks to Echo Point
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 67 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -19 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the concrete ramp, climbing up the gentle hill to Echo Point.

Echo Point Alt = 929 m
Echo Point is the Blue Mountains' most famous and popular lookout, home to one of the best photo opportunities for the Three Sisters[27]. Visited by over two million tourists each year, this popular spot also serves as the starting point for many great walks in the area. The lookout is well fenced[28], has information signs[29][30] and stunning views across the valley to the Three Sisters[31] and Mount Solitary[32]. There are mounted binoculars and seats nearby.

(6.74 km) Echo Point to Echo Point Information Center
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 85 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the formal Echo Point Lookout[33], this walk heads away from the view, uphill across the wideopen concrete area[34]. After 30m the walk passes a large concrete seat[fac=8017] (on the right), where the walk continues for another 20m to pass a similar seat[fac=8016] (also on the right). The walk continues up to the the front of the visitor center[35] (on the right) and the mobility parking area[fac=8014] (on the left).

Echo Point Information Centre Alt = 947 m
This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance[fac=8015], and mobility parking opposite[fac=8014]. For more information, phone 1300 653 408. More info

(6.82 km) Echo Point Information Center to Echo Point Archway Intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 31 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the front of the visitor center[36], this walk heads gently uphill, following the 'Three Sister walk' sign[37]. The walk soon passes the toilet block[fac=8015][38] and veers right to pass under the stone archway[39] and come to an intersection[40] with a path (on the right) just past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign[41].

(6.85 km) Echo Point Archway Intersection to Oreades Lookout
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 426 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -47 m
Turn right: From the archway, this walk follows the lower of the two footpaths heading away from Echo Point, for approximately 30m, before coming to the intersection of the Spooners Lookout track.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Three Sisters' arrow[42] gently uphill along the concrete path, keeping the main valley behind and to the left. The track then leads up, past a short fence, to a clear intersection with the Three Sisters Walk[43].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Three Sisters 400m' arrow[44] downhill along the concrete path, keeping the valley to the right. After about 15m the walk leads past a stone seat[fac=8018] (on the left), with a blue tongue lizard sculpture[45]. The walk continues gently downhill for another 60m to pass another sandstone seat (on the left)[fac=8019]. From here the path winds gently downhill for another 70m to find yet another sandstone seat (on the left)[fac=8020]. The path continues downhill for another 45m to find a clear intersection marked with a large 'Three Sisters Walk' sign[46]. On the right is a small flat loose gravel area with two seats[fac=8021].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Three Sisters, Giant Stairway' sign[47] moderately steeply downhill[fac=8024] along the smooth concrete path[48]. After about about 90m[49] this path leads past stone seat[fac=8022] (on the left) in a small sandstone overhang[50]. Check the miniature cicada sculptures[51] above the overhang. From here this walk continues downhill along the path for about 30m to find the fenced Oreades Lookout[52] (on the right).

(7.28 km) Oreades Lookout to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 20 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From Oreades Lookout platform, this walk follows the main path down the steps, keeping the valley views to the right. At the bottom of the first set of steps the walking comes to an intersection with a track (on the left).

Lady Game Lookout Alt = 896 m
Lady Game Lookout is a narrow, fenced lookout above the Three Sisters. The track to this lookout starts just near the archway which marks the start of the Giant Staircase. Lady Game Lookout provides a bird's-eye view over the Three Sisters and is a popular stop whilst exploring the area.

(7.3 km) Int of the Lady Game Bushtrack and the Three Sisters Footpath to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 357 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 40 m Descent = -20 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track up the rock steps and continues up the ridge, coming to an intersection with another track, signposted as the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk'[53].
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the bush track, winding around through the bush and following the cliffs (further down the hill to the right) around the valley until coming to the intersection with the Lady Carrington Lookout track.

(7.65 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks to Lady Carrington Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 22 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads out to the cliffs, going down a small flight of stairs and following the metal railing. Shortly after, the walk breaks out onto a fenced-off rockshelf, signposted as Lady Carrington Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Lady Carrington Lookout Alt = 917 m
Lady (Cecelia) Carrington was wife of Lord (Charles Robert Wynne) Carrington. The couple explored parts of the Blue mountains in the late 1800's and had a number of places named in their honour. Lady Carrington Lookout is long, narrow and fenced (twice). The lookout is perched up on a sandstone block and provides views over Jamison Valley.

(7.65 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks to Tallawarra Lookout
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 170 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -17 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the bush track which winds through the forest, gradually climbing up a long gentle hill. The track then flattens out and follows a metal fence-line to the 'Tallawarra Lookout' shortly after (marked on some maps as 'Tallawalla Lookout').

Tallawarra Lookout Alt = 920 m
Tallawarra Lookout[54] is a small, fenced lookout near Silver Mist Picnic Area, along Prince Henry Cliff walk. The lookout provides an excellent view of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. Leura Falls and Gordon Creek both flow through the valley below. There are a few bench seats just near the lookout. (Note: the lookout is marked as 'Tallawalla Lookout' on some maps.)

(7.82 km) Tallawarra Lookout to Millamurra Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 60 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -3 m
Veer left: From the lookout, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the bush track winding around the edge of the valley for a short while before coming to the fenced-off rock platform signposted as 'Millamurra Lookout'.

Millamurra Lookout Alt = 924 m
Millamurra Lookout is on a fenced, elevated rock platform on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There are views of the Jamison Valley, including the Leura Falls Creek and Sublime Point. There is also a great view along the Kings Tableland escarpment to the right.

(7.88 km) Millamurra Lookout to Lomandra Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 748 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 49 m Descent = -52 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley down to the right, as it continues along for a short while before coming to the Honeymoon Lookout, which is up the hill on the left-hand side of the track. The track passes the lookout and comes to the intersection of the bush track heading up to the lookout straight after.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley and the cliffs down the hill to the right as it winds through the forest, until it comes to the signposted 'Honeymoon Point', shortly after the metal fence starts of the right.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading away from the lookout, keeping the valley down the hill to the right as it winds down a set of wooden steps to the signposted Banksia Streamlet.
Continue straight: Keeping the valley down the hill to the right, the walk crosses the streamlet at the wooden bridge. The track continues up the wooden steps on the other side to the top of the hill, where the track flattens out and continues past a picnic chair and along the side of the hill to the Lomandra Lookout.

Lomandra Lookout Alt = 920 m
Lomandra Lookout is a fenced lookout along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Katoomba. Unlike other lookouts in the area, there are no sweeping distant views, but atop this cliff there is a great close-up view of the canopy of the surrounding bush. There is a bench seat on the rock platform, making a nice place for a rest.

(8.63 km) Lomandra Lookout to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 334 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -23 m
Continue straight: From the Lomandra Lookout, this walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley down to the right, as it winds through thick forest along the side of the hill, winding all the way around and up a set of wooden steps to the signposted intersection of the 'Burrabarroo Lookout' track.

(8.97 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 444 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 32 m Descent = -24 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign, climbing up the wooden steps and continuing along the bush track that winds through the forest, until coming to the intersection with the Carrington Park track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades 1km' sign down the wooden steps and along the bush track, winding through the forest until coming to the signposted intersection of the 'Leura Forest' Track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the well-defined bush track, winding through the bush to the signposted intersection of the Echo Tree track at the bottom of the short set of stairs.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the short set of wooden steps up to Cliff Drive, opposite the car park behind Solitary Restaurant.

Drive from Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Catch the bus from Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
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To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 1 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 1.2 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 28.4 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 33 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 30.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Solitary Kiosk Loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Solitary Kiosk Loop
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 29 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 29 km (to the NNW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
29 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 29 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 34 km (to the NE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
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Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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Marc - Awesome IP:121.44.184.xxx | 2010-10-06 12:07:25
Went on this walk today (6/10/10) and despite forecasts for showers it turned out to be a really nice day. Descending into the rain forest when there was low cloud cover in the morning was fantastic! We skipped the Fubar Steps and opted to take the Scenic railway up to Scenic world where we had some lunch (I was also busting to use the bathroom so the $11 for the one way trip was worth every cent).
admin - re: Awesome Super Administrator | 2010-10-06 22:50:39
Marc wrote:
(I was also busting to use the bathroom so the $11 for the one way trip was worth every cent).

Sounds like $11 well spent :), beside teh train is an experaince in itself.
Matt :)
Jenny - Great walk but muscles are kil IP:123.243.9.xxx | 2013-07-29 01:15:31
I went on this walk on Sat (27/07/13) and it was a great challenge and experience. Took us about 6.5 hrs including our lunch break at Juliet's Balcony which was probably the best place to stop for lunch along the trip. We did not take the scenic railway though! I was busting too but did it the natural way haha. The Fubar steps were a killer but I think the downhill steps at the start were the worst for me. My legs now hurt with every movement. The track notes were a great help as I think we would have taken the wrong turns a few times if we didn't read it carefully. Part of the track was closed so we had to walk on the road between scenic railway and lady darley lookout.
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