Victoria Falls to Pierces Pass
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

4 h 30 min to 2 days

9.9 km
oneway

↑ 629 m
↓ -730 m

Very challenging
This is a magnificent overnight walk, allowing time to really explore the area. Enjoying views of Victoria Falls and other cascades makes a great way to start this walk. The campsite of Burra Korain Flats is not as popular as Acacia Flats, enhancing the serenity of the Grose Valley. The walk out via Pierces Pass is steep, with the great views encouraging regular photo stops (especially when you need an excuse to catch your breath). 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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Start of Victoria Falls Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Victoria Falls lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Walker on Victoria Falls Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View below Victoria Cascades. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Victoria Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Victoria Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Leaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Burra Korain Flats camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Creek crossing near Burra Korain Flat Camping Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track along the Grose River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View of cliffs across the Grose Valley. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Pierces Pass Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Warning
This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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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 (-33.5736804,150.2921125)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Camp Street then drive for 70 m
  • Turn slight right onto Camp Street and drive for another 440 m
  • Turn slight left onto Camp Street and drive for another 440 m
  • Turn left onto Albion Street and drive for another 270 m
  • Turn right onto Great Western Highway, A32 and drive for another 15.2 km
  • Turn right onto Victoria Falls Road and drive for another 5.2 km
Finish (-33.5701909,150.3386494)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, this walk follows the sign to 'Grose Valley Lookout' down the hill. The walk then winds down some steps for approximately 50m to a lookout. ....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 25 m back from the start).

24/7
Victoria Falls Car Park (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 125 m turn left, to head along Victoria Falls Walking Track.
After another 55 m find the "Victoria Falls Lookout" (on your right).
Victoria Falls Lookout
Victoria Falls Lookout

Victoria Falls Lookout, Blue Mountains NP, has an easterly aspect over the Grose Valley. Although the lookout is named after the wonderful Victoria Falls, there are no views of the falls from this lookout.
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Victoria Falls Lookout, Blue Mountains NP, has an easterly aspect over the Grose Valley. Although the lookout is named after the wonderful Victoria Falls, there are no views of the falls from this lookout.

The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Victoria Creek Cascades. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.6 km turn sharp left, to head along Victoria Falls Walking Track.
After another 25 m pass the sign (on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Top of Falls. 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.
Continue straight, to head along Victoria Falls Walking Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Victoria Falls. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip veer right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 235 m turn sharp left.
After another 1.4 km come to the "Burra Korain Flat Camping Area".
Burra Korain Flat Camping Area
Burra Korain Flat Camping Area

Burra Korain Flat Camping Area, Blue Mountains NP, is a small clearing between the Victoria Creek and Grose River. The campsite is well signposted and has nice sitting logs and plenty of space for a few tents. Water can be accessed from either river or creek but should be treated before use.
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Burra Korain Flat Camping Area, Blue Mountains NP, is a small clearing between the Victoria Creek and Grose River. The campsite is well signposted and has nice sitting logs and plenty of space for a few tents. Water can be accessed from either river or creek but should be treated before use.

After another 120 m come to the "Burra Korain Camping Area" (15 m on your left).
After another 3.8 km veer left.
After another 2.5 km (at the intersection of Pearce's Pass-Grose Valley Trail & Pierces Pass Road) turn left, to head along Pierces Pass Road (a vehicle track).
After another 25 m to find the car park.
After another 15 m come to the end.
About 15 m past the end is a toilet.
"Pierces Pass".
Pierces Pass
Pierces Pass

Pierces Pass, Blue Mountains NP, is a passage through the cliffs from the Bells Line of Road. The pass is popular with rock climbers, who use it as an access track to the cliffs.
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Pierces Pass, Blue Mountains NP, is a passage through the cliffs from the Bells Line of Road. The pass is popular with rock climbers, who use it as an access track to the cliffs.


An optional side trip to Victoria Creek Cascades.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 70 m come to the end.
About 10 m past the end is "Victoria Cascades".
Victoria Cascades
Victoria Cascades

Victoria Cascades, Blue Mountains NP, is a shorter run of water than the larger Victoria Falls. These cascades rush over a slope of rock to continue down to Victoria Falls. The cascades, made by Victoria Creek, are worth a look on your way down to Victoria Falls. However, on a a trip up from Victoria Falls, these smaller cascades may be somewhat overshadowed by the larger falls.
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Victoria Cascades, Blue Mountains NP, is a shorter run of water than the larger Victoria Falls. These cascades rush over a slope of rock to continue down to Victoria Falls. The cascades, made by Victoria Creek, are worth a look on your way down to Victoria Falls. However, on a a trip up from Victoria Falls, these smaller cascades may be somewhat overshadowed by the larger falls.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 70 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to Top of Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 50 m come to the end.
"Victoria Falls".
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Blue Mountains NP, is a large waterfall dropping over a grey rock overhang. The cascade is produced by Victoria Creek dropping over the approximately-15m cliffs. A scree slope leads up behind the falls, and below the falls the rocks are very slippery. These falls are well worth a visit, with the great views from the top of the falls, and the accessibility of the bottom of the falls, making a great trip.
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Victoria Falls, Blue Mountains NP, is a large waterfall dropping over a grey rock overhang. The cascade is produced by Victoria Creek dropping over the approximately-15m cliffs. A scree slope leads up behind the falls, and below the falls the rocks are very slippery. These falls are well worth a visit, with the great views from the top of the falls, and the accessibility of the bottom of the falls, making a great trip.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 50 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to Victoria Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m come to the end.
About 60 m past the end is "Victoria Falls".
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Blue Mountains NP, is a large waterfall dropping over a grey rock overhang. The cascade is produced by Victoria Creek dropping over the approximately-15m cliffs. A scree slope leads up behind the falls, and below the falls the rocks are very slippery. These falls are well worth a visit, with the great views from the top of the falls, and the accessibility of the bottom of the falls, making a great trip.
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Victoria Falls, Blue Mountains NP, is a large waterfall dropping over a grey rock overhang. The cascade is produced by Victoria Creek dropping over the approximately-15m cliffs. A scree slope leads up behind the falls, and below the falls the rocks are very slippery. These falls are well worth a visit, with the great views from the top of the falls, and the accessibility of the bottom of the falls, making a great trip.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Victoria Falls to Pierces Pass


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 9.9 km
Time 4 h 30 min to 2 days
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.3 km apart with the largest gap of 6.3 km.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.3 km apart with the largest gap of 9.9 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-7 m[toilet]
Campsite
3.4 kmBurra Korain Flat Camping Area
Camp site
3.5 kmBurra Korain Camping Area
Toilet
9.9 km[toilet]
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