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Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km NNE of Faulconbridge
Length: 3.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains(LGA)
Climb: 219 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 219 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 There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walk takes you down the start of the Victory Track to see Clarinda Falls. The falls are found in a magnificent eroded bowl covered in ferns and moss. After heavy rain, Clarinda Falls would make for an amazing site. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge
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Faulconbridge Station
No. 10 Sir Henrys Pde
Int. Victory Trk and Clarinda Falls
Starting point for this hiking track: No. 10 Sir Henrys Pde

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

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Springwood 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90304S 
 Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 

Photo Gallery

 
Victory Track leading behind houses.
 
Victory Track leading behind houses. +
 
Victory Track leading down to Clarinda Falls
 
Victory Track leading down to Clarinda Falls +
 
Track down towards Clarinda Falls
 
Track down towards Clarinda Falls +

 
Sign at Clarinda Falls intersection
 
Sign at Clarinda Falls intersection +
 
Clarinda Falls
 
Clarinda Falls +
 
Warning on Clarinda Falls sign
 
Warning on Clarinda Falls sign +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 3.5km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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
Around 1.3km of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 440m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 410m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 1.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 25m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 25m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the train to Faulconbridge Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Faulconbridge Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to Faulconbridge Station
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.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Faulconbridge Station
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|

Faulconbridge Alt = 449 m
Faulconbridge, in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, was named after the maiden name of Sir Henry Parkes' mother[1]. Faulconbridge sits on the Great Western Highway and is surrounded by valleys of lush bushland. This picturesque town was a home, and final resting place, for Sir Henry Parkes', heralded as the 'Father of Federation'[2]. Faulconbridge was originally explored by non-indigenous Australians in 1813, by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson who were searching for a route over the Blue Mountains [3].

(0 km) Faulconbridge Station to No. 10 Sir Henrys Pde
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 414 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -16 m
From the top of Faulconbridge Station, the walk heads off the station overpass to the bushland side of the station (if you come to a car park, you have gone to the wrong side of the station). The walk then keeps the rail line on the left as it follows the footpath down to the road. After a while, the walk comes to an intersection with Sir Henrys Pde, opposite house number 10.

Victory Track Alt = 442 m
The Victory Track is more formally know as the 'Sir Henry Parkes Victory Track'[4] and is called the 'Victoria Track' in many guide books. The track starts near Sir Henry Parkes' grave[5] in Faulconbridge and leads to Sassafrass Gully Creek. Sir Henry Parks (1815-1896) was a politician and journalist, born in England. He is considered to be the 'Father of Federation' for Australia, although he died of natural causes 5 years before Australia's federation. Parkes was the premier of New South Wales five times. The town Parkes was named in his honour[6]. Parkes would sometime write under the pseudonym 'Faulconbridge'[7] (his mothers maiden name)[8] for the Sydney Morning Herald and other papers and Faulconbridge (the township) was named after his mother when Parkes purchased 600 acres[9] in 1877. More info

(0.41 km) No. 10 Sir Henrys Pde to Clarinda Falls
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.35 km Time = 39 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -177 m
Turn right: From 10 Sir Henrys Pde (bushland side), the walk follows the 'Victory Track' sign down into the bush. The walk passes under a few rock overhangs and then crosses a creek. Passing a smaller track (on the left, which leads to the top of the falls), the walk soon comes down to a 'Clarinda Falls' sign[10].
Turn left: From the intersection, the track follows the 'Clarinda Falls' sign[11] towards the log fallen on the rock. The track tends left around the hillside, coming to Clarinda Falls.

Clarinda Falls Alt = 283 m
Clarinda Falls is a charming waterfall on Sassafras Creek. The water cascades over a near-vertical wall, into a sandy pool below. The falls are signposted from the main track and provide a nice cool detour, especially on warmer days. The falls are named for the first wife of Sir Henry Parkes, 'Father of Australian Federation'[12].

Catch the train from Faulconbridge Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Faulconbridge Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Faulconbridge Station
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.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Faulconbridge Station
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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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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)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 11.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 15.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 15.4 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 16 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 17 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Clarinda Falls from Faulconbridge
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 10 km (to the ESE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 18 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 36 km (to the ESE)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 42 km (to the WNW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
49 km (to the W)

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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      31°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu18°|28°Possible shower.
Fri18°|32°Mostly sunny.
Sat15°|26°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Jakkles - Best after rain/Glow worms IP:220.237.248.xxx | 2010-02-06 11:23:59
As mentioned above, the falls are best immediately after rain, however the walk is worth doing regardless.

For those who like night walking, there are some glow worms which are clearly visible when walking back up from the falls in the dark ( be warned though - the track is a bit tricky to follow at night, even with good torches)
Aaron - Pretty Good IP:101.119.15.xxx | 2013-02-12 08:05:36
Pretty good track I've done this one twice now. Part of it ( 50% ) is quite green and mossy which is nice and the falls are a nice place to stop and have a snack at - agreed it is nicer after there has been rain. Only bad thing is the way back is mostly uphill but it's very doable and there are places to rest.
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