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Bushwalks & Bushwalking Tracks

There are so many amazing bushwalking tracks to explore throughout the Blue Mountains region.

Check out the table below for some of the more popular walks in this stunning World Heritage listed region.

Please Note:

Personal locator beacons (PBL's) are available for loan when you register your walk with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service or NSW Police. You can pick up a beacon at Blackheath National Parks and Wildlife Service office, or Springwood and Katoomba Police stations.

For updates on closed areas within the Blue Mountains, please check the NSW Government website for
National Parks and Wildlife Service Park Closure information.

Blue Mountains Bushwalks - Golf Links Lookout Leura

The Blue Mountains features some of the World's most spectacular bushwalks...
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See Also:
Six Foot Track  |  National Parks Discovery Walks
Camping  |  Guided Bushwalks Websites

Grading of Tracks
Wheelchair friendly Wheel Chair accessible.
Easy: Suitable for all ages, but take care with children.
Med: Some steps and stairs - for people who walk occasionally.
Hard: Steep stairs and steps - for people who walk regularly. Visitors with heart or breathing difficulties should not attempt these walks.
Exp: Experienced walkers only - High level of fitness and navigational skill required, minimum 3 in group. Advise friends or police of route and destination times.
Safety Information

Check List for Walkers:

  • KEEP WELL BACK FROM CLIFF EDGES.
  • Do not climb safety fences.
  • Supervise children carefully.
  • Always carry water for drinking.
  • For longer walks warm, waterproof clothing is advised. Weather changes can be dramatic and swift in the mountains
  • Know your route - and advise friends where you are going and what time to expect you back
  • Wear sensible walking shoes (boots are not essential)
  • Carry a bag for rubbish and encourage others to do likewise
  • Wear a hat and protect skin from sun
  • Keep to the tracks
  • For longer walks or if you are inexperienced, carry a Personal Locator Beacon and always have at least three in your group. If there is an emergency, one can go for help while another stays with a sick or injured person.
  • Check weather forecasts, track conditions, river water levels and fire danger before heading out.

 

 

Glenbrook / Warrimoo
Name of Walk / Location Time
Approx.
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-
falls
Rain-forest Bird- Life
Knapsack Gully Viaduct                1 Easy
Wheelchair Friendly
2km Return ok when misty       Good Views     good walk for birdlife
Lapstone Zig Zag/Knapsack Gully Viaduct 1 Easy 3km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views     good walk for birdlife
Nat. Park Glenbrook Entrance/Euroka Picnic Area 3 Easy 6km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby         Birdlife
Euroka Creek/Nepean River 1 Easy 2.5km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Views       good walk for birdlife
Bluff Reserve Lookout Circuit 0.5 Easy 1km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby      Great Views       good walk for birdlife
Nat. Park Glenbrook Entrance/Red Hands Cave 4 Med 8 km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Follows
Creek
Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Jellybean Pool or Blue Pool 1 Med 2km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Views Swim-ming   good walk for birdlife
Florabella Pass 3 Med 5.5km One Way ok when misty         Views    Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Jack Evans Track
(Erskine Creek)
4 Hard 2.5km Return ok when misty picnic nearby      Good Views    Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife

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Springwood / Faulconbridge
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When
Misty
Picnic  Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Madoline Glen/Birdwood Gully 1.5 Easy 2.5km Circuit ok when misty         Waterfall Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Springwood / Sassafras Gully / Victory Track / Faulconbridge 4 Easy 8km
One Way
ok when misty  picnic nearby  toilets nearby    Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Wiggins Track / Sassafras / Glenbrook / Magdala Creek 5 Med. 10km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby      Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Blue Gum Swamp/Shaws Ridge 4 Med 8km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby     Views   Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife

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Lawson
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic  Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Dantes Glen / Empire Pass/Frederica Falls 2.5 Med. 3km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
South Lawson Waterfall Circuit 2.5 Med. 4km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby      Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife

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Wentworth Falls
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Charles Darwin Walk 1.5 Easy 2.5km One Way ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Rocket Point 1.5 Med. 2km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Weeping Rock/Queens Cascade 1 Med. 1km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Birdlife
Princes Rock Lookout 0.5 Med. 1km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls   Birdlife
Den Fenella 1.5 Med. 2km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Valley of the Waters Nature Track 3 Med. 4km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Valley of the Waters/Lilians Glen/Inspiration Point 2.5 Med. 5km One Way ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Overcliff / Undercliff / National Pass / Valley of the Waters 4.5 Hard 6km Circuit   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Valley of the Waters/Wentworth Pass/National Park 5 Exp 6km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
 
 

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Leura
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Sublime Point Lookout 0.5 Easy 0.5km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views     Birdlife
Gordon Falls to Leura Falls 1 Easy 2km One Way   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Leura Cascades to Bridal Veil Falls 1 Easy 1km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Lyrebird Dell/Pool of Siloam 2 Med. 2km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Leura Cascades Round Walk 1 Med. 2km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Lockley Pylon 4 Med. 9km Return         Great Views     good walk for birdlife
Leura Cascades /Leura Forest/Fern Bower Circuit 3 Hard 3km
Return
ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife

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Katoomba
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site
Nearby
Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Three Sisters Walk 0.5 Easy 1km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views     Birdlife
Echo Point/Prince Henry Cliff Walk/Katoomba Falls 1.5 Easy 4km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Katoomba Falls /Cliff View Lookout          0.5 Easy
Wheelchair friendly
0.5km
Return
ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls   good walk for birdlife
Boars Head Rock / Cahills Lookout 0.5 Easy 0.5km Return   picnic nearby     Great Views      
Echo Point/Prince Henry Cliff Walk/Gordon Falls 2.5 Med. 5km
One Way
  picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Katoomba Falls / Furber Steps / Scenic Railway 1.5 Med. 2km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Katoomba Falls Round Walk 1 Med. 1km
Circuit
ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Minnehaha Falls 1.5 Med. 2km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Giant Stairway / Dardanelles Pass / Leura Forest/Federal Pass/Giant Stairway 4.5 Hard 6km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Giant Stairway / Federal Pass / Scenic Railway/Prince Henry Cliff Walk 2.5 Exp 7km Circuit   picnic nearby toilets nearby Campsite nearby Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Furber Steps / Ruined Castle / Golden Stairs 8 Exp 14km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby Campsite nearby Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Scenic Railway / Ruined Castle 7 Exp 12km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby Campsite nearby Great Views   Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Golden Stairs / Ruined Castle 5 Exp 8km Return ok when misty       Great Views   Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Explorers Tree/Old Reserve via Six Foot Track 4.5 Exp 7.5km One Way ok when misty     Campsite nearby Views   Rainforest walk Birdlife
Six Foot Track/Katoomba to Jenolan Caves 3
days
Exp 42km One Way ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby Campsite nearby Views Waterfall Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife

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Blackheath
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Fairfax Heritage Track                 1 Easy
Wheelchair friendly
2km One Way ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Govetts Leap / Evans Lookout 1.5 Med. 3km One Way   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Govetts Leap / Pulpit Rock 3 Med. 6km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Govetts Leap / Braeside Walk 1.5 Med 3km Return ok when misty picnic nearby     Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Neates Glen / Grand Canyon 4 Med. 5km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Centennial Glen / Porters Pass 3 Med. 4km Circuit ok when misty       Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Popes Glen/Govetts Leap 3 Med 6km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Walls Cave Walk 1 Med 2km One Way ok when misty       Views   Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Perrys Lookdown / Blue Gum Forest 5.5 Exp 5km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views   Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Govetts Leap / Blue Gum Forest / Perrys Lookdown / Grose Valley 10 Exp 15km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Evans Lookout/Beauchamp Falls/Junction Rock/Govetts Leap 7 Exp 6km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Pierces Pass/Grose Valley 6 Exp 6km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife

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Lithgow
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Lithgow City Heritage Walk  1.5 Easy
Wheelchair friendly
3km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Views      
Blackman's Crown 1 Med 2km Return ok when misty       Great Views     Great walk for birdlife
Eskbank Walk 1.5 Med 3km
One Way
ok when misty       Views     good walk for birdlife
Deep Pass 4 Hard 5km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Views Large Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Glow Worm Tunnel 2 Med 3km Return ok when misty   toilets nearby   Great Views   Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Newnes Oil Shale Ruins 2 Med 5km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views     good walk for birdlife
Old Coach Road 4 Med 10km
One Way
ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views   Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Zig Zag Walking Track 0.5 Med 2.5km
One Way
ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Pipeline Track 4 Hard 11km
One Way
ok when misty       Good Views     Great walk for birdlife

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Megalong Valley
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Coachwood Glen 1 Med 1km Circuit ok when misty         Waterfall Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Old Cemetery to Cox River via Six Foot Track 6 Med 14km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Waterfalls   good walk for birdlife

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Mount Victoria/Mount York
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Fairy Bower/Coxs Cave/Mt Piddington 2.5 Med 3km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views Waterfall Rainforest walk Great walk for birdlife
Reinitz Pass/ Bushranger Cave 3 Med 3km Circuit ok when misty       Great Views   Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Berghofers Pass 1 Med 3km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views     good walk for birdlife
Coxs Road/ Nature Walk 2 Med 3km One Way ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views     good walk for birdlife
Lawsons Long Alley/Lockyers Loop Road 4 Med 11km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby   Good Views     good walk for birdlife
Victoria Falls Lookout/ Burra Korain Flat 5 Hard 6km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby Campsite nearby Good Views Waterfalls Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife

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Bells Line of Road
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Mt Banks Summit Walk 2 Med 2km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views     good walk for birdlife
Mt Banks Wall 4 Easy 11km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views   Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Walls Lookout 1 Easy 3km Return   picnic nearby     Great Views      
The Gorge Walking Track 1 Med 2km Return ok when misty picnic nearby           good walk for birdlife
Pierces Pass 3 Hard 5km Return   picnic nearby     Great Views   Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Rigby Hill 1 Med 1.5km Return ok when misty picnic nearby     Great Views      

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Mount Wilson
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Cathedral of Ferns 0.5 Easy 0.5km Return ok when misty picnic nearby toilets nearby       Rainforest walk good walk for birdlife
Waterfall Crcuit Track 1 Med 1km Circuit ok when misty picnic nearby       Waterfalls Rainforest walk  
Chinamans Hat 1 Med 3.5km Circuit         Good Views      

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Oberon
Name of Walk / Location Time
(hrs)
Grade Approx. Distance OK When Misty Picnic Nearby Toilets Nearby Camp- Site Views Water-falls Rain-forest Bird- Life
Kanangra Walls Lookout 0.5 Easy
Wheelchair friendly
1km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views     Great walk for birdlife
Evan's Crown 2 Med 3km Return ok when misty       Great Views     Great walk for birdlife
Kanangra Plateau Walk 2 Med 3km Circuit   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views     Great walk for birdlife
Kanangra Waterfalls Walk 1 Hard 2km Return   picnic nearby toilets nearby   Great Views Waterfalls   Great walk for birdlife

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