Walls Ledge, Porters Pass, Centennial Glen Circuit
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

3 h to 4 h

5.9 km
circuit

↑ 659 m
↓ -659 m

Hard track
This circuit walk covers many of the tracks just to the west of Blackheath. The walk follows the cliff lines, both above and below, with amazing views of the Kanimbla Valley, rock features and waterfalls. The walk takes in a cross section of plants, with defined changes through the cliff passes. 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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Gate from Centennial Glen Rd car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Walls Ledge Track upper service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Slender Rice Flower (Pimelea linifolia ssp. linoides). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Steps down to underneath the cliff. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Climber above Walls Ledge Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Walls Ledge Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
White markings on boulders. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Walls Ledge Track viewed from Colliers Causeway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Collier's Causeway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Collier's Causeway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track between trees in Porters Pass. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Porters Pass. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
End of Burton Ave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Blue Mountains Christian School gates. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fort Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs down to Centennial Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Waterfall in Centennial Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Centennial Pass Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
White markings on boulders. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Centennial Pass Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs up to Centennial Glen Rd car park. | 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 (-33.6388585,150.2753905)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Bundarra Street then drive for 45 m
  • Turn left onto Station Street and drive for another 390 m
  • Turn right onto Shipley Road and drive for another 800 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Centennial Glen Road and drive for another 185 m
  • Continue onto Centennial Glen Road and drive for another 45 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, this walk heads to the service trail gate parallel with the road (approximately in line with the end of the grassy median strip) and then onto the trail behind. The track passes through the heath for a while until it nears the cliff edge and narrows. The walk continues around the hill through the heath for some time to then begin a descent over a rocky surface with cut-in stairs. The track winds right, keeping with the cliffline while looking out to the valley on the left. Be mindful of climbers and falling objects along these cliffs. The cliffline disappears behind scrub as the track reaches a man-made basin filled by drips from the cliff roof above. The track rounds out of this glen to climb up the hill, through heath to the signposted intersection.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 75 m pass the toilet (10 m on your right).
After another 1.1 km pass the waterfall (6 m on your right).
After another 8 m continue straight.
After another 40 m veer left.
After another 100 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Centennial Glen Waterfall. 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 continue straight.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Colliers Causeway & Centennial Pass) continue straight, to head along Colliers Causeway.
After another 65 m cross the ford.
After another 1.3 km (at the intersection of Colliers Causeway & Centennial Pass) continue straight, to head along Colliers Causeway.
After another 260 m continue straight, to head along Porters Pass.
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Porters Pass.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Porters Pass.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Porters Pass & Burton Road) continue straight, to head along Burton Road (a residential road).
After another 175 m (at the intersection of Kanimbla Road & Burton Road) turn right, to head along Kanimbla Road.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Kanimbla Road & Wombat Street) continue straight, to head along Kanimbla Road.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Cecil Road & Kanimbla Road) continue straight, to head along Kanimbla Road.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Kanimbla Road & Thirroul Avenue) continue straight, to head along Kanimbla Road.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Kanimbla Road & Thirroul Avenue) continue straight, to head along Kanimbla Road.
After another 460 m continue straight.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 260 m continue straight.
After another 25 m find the "Fort Rock" (9 m on your left).
Fort Rock
Fort Rock

Fort Rock, Blue Mountains National Park, is a formation of rock that sits alone in solitude above Centennial Glen valley. It looks very similar to a rook chess piece. From the top of the rock, there are stunning views over the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Valley.
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Fort Rock, Blue Mountains National Park, is a formation of rock that sits alone in solitude above Centennial Glen valley. It looks very similar to a rook chess piece. From the top of the rock, there are stunning views over the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Valley.

After another 100 m turn sharp right, to head along Centennial Glen Track.
After another 210 m head into the park.
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Walls Ledge Loop Track.
After another 10 m pass the waterfall (40 m on your right).
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Walls Ledge Loop Track.
After another 40 m turn left.
After another 255 m turn left.
After another 10 m come to the end.
About 15 m past the end is a car park.

An optional side trip to Centennial Glen Waterfall.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the park at the start.
After another 50 m come to the end.
About 10 m past the end is a waterfall.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 55 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Walls Ledge, Porters Pass, Centennial Glen Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.9 km
Time 3 h to 4 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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
Toilet: There is one 75 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
75 m[toilet]
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