Carrington Park to BurraBarroo Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

20 min to 30 min

650 m
return

↑ 63 m
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Moderate track
This short walk starts from, and returns to, the Carrington Park track head and winds down along the Prince Henry cliff walk to the Burrabarroo Lookout. There are great views across the Jamison valley and Leura Forest from the lookout. Being such a short walk to a great lookout, this is a great walk if you don't have a lot of time to spare, but still want to see a great piece of the mountains. 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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Carrington Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
coming down from the road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Going down to Barrabarroo Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
winding down the steps. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The view of the Valley before going down to Leura Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Jamison Valley from Barrabaroo Lookout. | 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 (-33.7203399,150.3174495)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Parke Street, BMD then drive for 105 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Bathurst Road, BMD and drive for another 165 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Gang Gang Street, BMD and drive for another 105 m
  • Turn right onto Lurline Street, BMD and drive for another 800 m
  • Turn left onto Merriwa Street and drive for another 530 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Cliff Drive, BMD and drive for another 25 m
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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 'Skyway' sign along the track heading through the forest, steadily winding down a long and gentle hill. Soon, the walk comes to the top of a set of wooden steps, which it follows down to the signposted intersection of the 'Burrabarroo Lookout' track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a picnic table (about 25 m back from the start).
There is a seat (about 20 m back from the start).
Carrington Park (about 7 m back from the start).
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 40 m continue straight, to head along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
After another 50 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 100 m come to a seat.
Then find the "Burrabarroo Lookout" (15 m on your right).
Burrabarroo Lookout
Burrabarroo Lookout

This small, fenced lookout is just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Carrington Park. The view looks over the valley and out to Sublime Point and Kings Tablelands in the distance. The lookout is perched on the top of a rocky buttress at the end of a small point, giving great views.
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This small, fenced lookout is just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Carrington Park. The view looks over the valley and out to Sublime Point and Kings Tablelands in the distance. The lookout is perched on the top of a rocky buttress at the end of a small point, giving great views.

(Burrabarroo Lookout) Continue another 15 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 325 m to get back to the start.
"Burrabarroo Lookout".
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Terrain
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Carrington Park to BurraBarroo Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 650 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 165 m apart with the largest gap of 320 m.


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