Carrington Park to Bridal View Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

1 h 30 min to 3 h

3.6 km
return

↑ 257 m
↓ -257 m

Moderate track
This walk explores the area around the wonderful Leura Cascades. The track includes many of the great viewing points for the falls. The walk also provides some other great views out across the Jamison Valley. A wonderful walk to enjoy the Bridal View lookout. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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coming down from the road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track from Carringotn Park to Cliff Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Sign along track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The Jamison Valley. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bridal Veil Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
A view of the falls from above. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bridal View Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Leura Cascades Sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7200929,150.3170114)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Carrington Park, the walk crosses Cliff Drive and goes down the stairs and past the sign for 'Blue Mountains National Park'. The walk continues down the stairs until reaching an intersection signposted with the way to 'Echo Point' or 'Leura Cascades'.
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.
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.
From the intersection, this walk follows the short set of wooden steps up to Cliff Drive, opposite the car park behind Solitary Restaurant.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the playground (50 m on your right).
After another 50 m pass the picnic table (25 m on your right).
After another 8 m pass a seat (15 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the "The Rooster French Restaurant" (25 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the "Carrington Park" (10 m on your right).
After another 20 m find the "Carrington Park" (20 m on your right).
Carrington Park
Carrington Park

Carrington Park is a medium-sized park on a traffic island, at the junction of Cliff Road and Merriwa St, Katoomba. The park is partially fenced and has a picnic shelter, picnic tables, garbage bins and children's play equipment.
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Carrington Park is a medium-sized park on a traffic island, at the junction of Cliff Road and Merriwa St, Katoomba. The park is partially fenced and has a picnic shelter, picnic tables, garbage bins and children's play equipment.

After another 105 m continue straight.
Then pass the picnic table (30 m on your left).
After another 6 m pass the "Leura parking" (8 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the "Federal Pass" (60 m on your right).
After another 30 m pass a seat (90 m on your right).
After another 15 m find the "Jamieson Lookout" (70 m on your right).
Jamieson Lookout
Jamieson Lookout

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.
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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.

After another 100 m find the "Fern Bower" (115 m on your right).
Fern Bower
Fern Bower

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.
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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.

Then come to the "Flat Top Lookout" (35 m on your right).
After another 55 m come to the "Solitary Kiosk and Restaurant".
Solitary Kiosk and Restaurant
Solitary Kiosk and Restaurant

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.
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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.

After another 10 m come to the "Echo Tree Lookout" (25 m on your right).
Turn right.
After another 30 m come to the "Kiah Lookout" (10 m on your right).
Then head down the steps (about 10 m long)
Turn left.
After another 25 m come to the "Fossil Rock" (20 m on your right).
Then pass the "Lila Falls" (185 m on your right).
After another 10 m find the "Fossil Rock" (5 m on your left).
Fossil Rock
Fossil Rock

Fossil Rock is a fenced lookout along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Katoomba. The lookout is close to Cliff Drive and gives great views along the Jamison Valley and over Mount Solitary, and along the far end of Kings Tableland. The sandstone floor of the lookout is mostly natural and has a few steps cut in it. The rock provides some natural sculptures to enjoy.
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Fossil Rock is a fenced lookout along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Katoomba. The lookout is close to Cliff Drive and gives great views along the Jamison Valley and over Mount Solitary, and along the far end of Kings Tableland. The sandstone floor of the lookout is mostly natural and has a few steps cut in it. The rock provides some natural sculptures to enjoy.

After another 15 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Bridal Veil Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 15 m veer left.
After another 265 m turn right.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 25 m come to the "Majestic Lookout" (35 m on your left).
After another 75 m come to the "Leura Cascades".
Then cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 20 m pass the waterfall (9 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 10 m find the "Leura Cascades" (10 m on your left).
Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades is a lovely set of waterfalls with some bridges just below, allowing walkers to get up close to the creek. The area has a nice feel about it and is quite cool in summer. Much of the track near the cascades has handrails and the bridges are fenced. Allow some time to enjoy life among the cascades and fern trees in this valley. One bridge leads to a sandstone cave next to the pool and falls, a great place to enjoy the small section of canyon.
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Leura Cascades is a lovely set of waterfalls with some bridges just below, allowing walkers to get up close to the creek. The area has a nice feel about it and is quite cool in summer. Much of the track near the cascades has handrails and the bridges are fenced. Allow some time to enjoy life among the cascades and fern trees in this valley. One bridge leads to a sandstone cave next to the pool and falls, a great place to enjoy the small section of canyon.

After another 570 m find the "The Rock" (on your left).
The Rock
The Rock

The Rock is a small, partially-fenced lookout, about 10 metres from the Prince Henry Cliff Walk near Bridal Veil Falls. The old timber fence only partially covers the cliff line and the walk to the lookout can be slippery. The view from the lookout includes close-up views of the crowns of several trees. There is no view of Bridal Veil Falls, but the view does extend across to the cliffs at Bridal View Lookout.
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The Rock is a small, partially-fenced lookout, about 10 metres from the Prince Henry Cliff Walk near Bridal Veil Falls. The old timber fence only partially covers the cliff line and the walk to the lookout can be slippery. The view from the lookout includes close-up views of the crowns of several trees. There is no view of Bridal Veil Falls, but the view does extend across to the cliffs at Bridal View Lookout.

After another 100 m turn right.
(Bridal View Lookout) Continue another 195 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
"Bridal View Lookout".
About 175 m past the end is "Leura Falls".

An optional side trip to Bridal Veil Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
About 175 m past the end is "Leura Cascades".
Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades is a lovely set of waterfalls with some bridges just below, allowing walkers to get up close to the creek. The area has a nice feel about it and is quite cool in summer. Much of the track near the cascades has handrails and the bridges are fenced. Allow some time to enjoy life among the cascades and fern trees in this valley. One bridge leads to a sandstone cave next to the pool and falls, a great place to enjoy the small section of canyon.
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Leura Cascades is a lovely set of waterfalls with some bridges just below, allowing walkers to get up close to the creek. The area has a nice feel about it and is quite cool in summer. Much of the track near the cascades has handrails and the bridges are fenced. Allow some time to enjoy life among the cascades and fern trees in this valley. One bridge leads to a sandstone cave next to the pool and falls, a great place to enjoy the small section of canyon.

Continue another 0 m to find Bridal Veil Lookout at the end.
"Bridal Veil Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 75 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Carrington Park to Bridal View Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.6 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 3 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.2 km apart with the largest gap of 3.2 km.


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