Farnell Road to Nellies Glen Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

1 h 15 min to 1 h 30 min

2.6 km
return

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Moderate track
This short walk explores the Blue Mountains National Park just west of Katoomba, winding around the cliff tops to the Nellies Glen lookout, and offering a side trip to the Therabulat Lookout, both of which provide great views across the Megalong Valley. This walk can be enjoyed by the whole family and offers a great introduction to what the National Park has to offer. 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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sealed path. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
thick heath surrounding track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from Therambulat Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The Cliff Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Nellies Glen lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from Norths lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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 At the intersection of Farnells Road & Cliff Walk (-33.7137783,150.2925555)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Bathurst Road, BMD then drive for 410 m
  • Turn right onto Valley Road, BMD and drive for another 1 km
  • Turn right onto Stuarts Road and drive for another 470 m
  • Turn left onto Farnells Road and drive for another 35 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection of Farnells Rd and the bush track marked by the signpost saying 'Cliff Track' (approximately 30m west of the end of Stuarts Rd), this walk heads north down the bush track until coming to an intersection with another bush track. This corner is marked by a large cairn and an orange banner wrapped around the tree on the corner.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Farnells Road & Cliff Walk Start heading along Cliff Walk (a walking track).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Therabulat Lookout. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 315 m continue straight, to head along Cliff Walk.
After another 120 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 65 m turn left, to head along Cliff Walk.
After another 15 m cross the bridge
After another 185 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Cliff Walk.
After another 205 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 155 m turn left.
Continue another 50 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.3 km to get back to the start.
About 15 m past the end is "Norths Lookout".

An optional side trip to Therabulat Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 130 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.
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Farnell Road to Nellies Glen Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.6 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 30 min
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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