Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

2 h to 2 h 45 min

4.4 km
return

↑ 374 m
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Moderate track
Following the cliffs, this track is primarily a lookout track with frequent, fantastic views of the Jamison Valley. These lookouts can be accessed directly from the track, without the frequent side trips (and thus backtracking) of other Katoomba cliff walks. On reaching Barrabaroo Lookout, the trail heads back along the cliffs to the extremely popular Echo Point. 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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View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Jamison Valley from Echo Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Lady Carrington Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Prince Henry Cliff Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The view from Lomandra Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The view from Honeymoon Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Going down to Banksia Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The view from Banksia Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Crossing Banksia Streamlet. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The view from Barrabaroo Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Going down to Barrabarroo Lookout. | 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 (-33.7319812,150.3124413)
Mode Bus Car (Parking fees apply in the area.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the front of the visitor center, this walk heads gently uphill, following the 'Three Sister walk' sign. The walk soon passes the toilet block and veers right to pass under the stone archway and come to an intersection with a path (on the right) just past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Echo Park at the start.
After another 10 m continue straight.
Then pass the water tap (30 m on your left).
Then find the "Parking Accessible" (30 m on your left).
Parking Accessible
Parking Accessible

There are three signposted mobility parking spaces. They are 3.8m wide and 5.5 deep. Smooth gentle ramp access from the parking area nearby facilities.
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There are three signposted mobility parking spaces. They are 3.8m wide and 5.5 deep. Smooth gentle ramp access from the parking area nearby facilities.

Then pass the toilet (30 m on your left).
Then find the "Toilet Accessible" (20 m on your left).
Toilet Accessible
Toilet Accessible

Accessible unisex toilet and parents change room. MLAK key access, although gate may be locked after hours. Toilet has hand rails, there is a basin with soap and running water, mirror and baby change table.
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Accessible unisex toilet and parents change room. MLAK key access, although gate may be locked after hours. Toilet has hand rails, there is a basin with soap and running water, mirror and baby change table.

After another 30 m find the "Echo Point Information Centre" (15 m on your right).
Echo Point Information Centre
Echo Point Information Centre

This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance, and mobility parking opposite. For more information, phone 1300 653 408.
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This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance, and mobility parking opposite. For more information, phone 1300 653 408.

Then pass the "Parking Echo Point" (30 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the "Katoomba Tourist Information Centre" (on your right).
After another 70 m find the "Spooners Lookout" (105 m on your right).
Spooners Lookout
Spooners Lookout

Spooners Lookout in the Blue Mountains National Park provides stunning views over the Jamison Valley to Mt Solitary and the Three Sisters. The lookout has a large seat, is well fenced, and provides filtered views for people sitting in a wheelchair
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Spooners Lookout in the Blue Mountains National Park provides stunning views over the Jamison Valley to Mt Solitary and the Three Sisters. The lookout has a large seat, is well fenced, and provides filtered views for people sitting in a wheelchair

Continue straight.
After another 60 m find the "Seat" (on your left).
Seat
Seat

A curved sandstone seat beside the walking track. It has no backrest and it is 40cm high, 52cm deep and about 3.7m long. The seat has a rough chiselled sandstone finish. There is a small statue of a lizard on the end of the seat.
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A curved sandstone seat beside the walking track. It has no backrest and it is 40cm high, 52cm deep and about 3.7m long. The seat has a rough chiselled sandstone finish. There is a small statue of a lizard on the end of the seat.

After another 115 m veer left.
After another 15 m find the "Seat" (on your right).
Seat
Seat

Two seats opposite a signposted intersection on a flat loose gravel platform. They have no backrest and are 53cm high, 47cm deep and about 1.5m long. The seats have a rough chiselled sandstone finish.
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Two seats opposite a signposted intersection on a flat loose gravel platform. They have no backrest and are 53cm high, 47cm deep and about 1.5m long. The seats have a rough chiselled sandstone finish.

The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Lady Carrington Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 295 m turn left.
After another 50 m pass the "Prince Henry Cliff Walk" (on your left).
After another 110 m pass the picnic table (45 m on your left).
After another 95 m find the "Tallawarra Lookout" (on your right).
Tallawarra Lookout
Tallawarra Lookout

Tallawarra Lookout is a small, fenced lookout near Silver Mist Picnic Area, along Prince Henry Cliff walk. The lookout provides an excellent view of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. Leura Falls and Gordon Creek both flow through the valley below. There are a few bench seats just near the lookout. (Note: the lookout is marked as 'Tallawalla Lookout' on some maps.)
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Tallawarra Lookout is a small, fenced lookout near Silver Mist Picnic Area, along Prince Henry Cliff walk. The lookout provides an excellent view of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. Leura Falls and Gordon Creek both flow through the valley below. There are a few bench seats just near the lookout. (Note: the lookout is marked as 'Tallawalla Lookout' on some maps.)

Turn left.
After another 6 m veer right.
After another 6 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 25 m find the "Silver Mist Picnic Area" (90 m on your left).
Silver Mist Picnic Area
Silver Mist Picnic Area

Silver Mist Picnic area is a small park on Cliff Drive (opposite the end of Forester Drive). There is some parking on the dirt strip to the north or closer to the school. The park is lined with nice hedges and has a few open areas.
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Silver Mist Picnic area is a small park on Cliff Drive (opposite the end of Forester Drive). There is some parking on the dirt strip to the north or closer to the school. The park is lined with nice hedges and has a few open areas.

After another 30 m turn left.
After another 20 m find the "Millamurra Lookout" (8 m on your right).
Millamurra Lookout
Millamurra Lookout

Millamurra Lookout is on a fenced, elevated rock platform on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There are views of the Jamison Valley, including the Leura Falls Creek and Sublime Point. There is also a great view along the Kings Tableland escarpment to the right.
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Millamurra Lookout is on a fenced, elevated rock platform on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There are views of the Jamison Valley, including the Leura Falls Creek and Sublime Point. There is also a great view along the Kings Tableland escarpment to the right.

After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 195 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 110 m come to the "Honeymoon Lookout".
Continue straight.
After another 20 m pass a seat (20 m on your left).
After another 15 m find the "Honeymoon Lookout" (25 m on your left).
Honeymoon Lookout
Honeymoon Lookout

Honeymoon Lookout is a fenced lookout on Cliff Drive, just north of Katoomba High School. There is a short track that links this lookout to Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There is a bus stop at the lookout. The area is shaded by a few trees and provides views out to Sublime Point and Kings Tableland.
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Honeymoon Lookout is a fenced lookout on Cliff Drive, just north of Katoomba High School. There is a short track that links this lookout to Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There is a bus stop at the lookout. The area is shaded by a few trees and provides views out to Sublime Point and Kings Tableland.

After another 70 m turn left.
After another 50 m come to the "Honeymoon Point" (20 m on your right).
Then find the "Banksia Lookout" (25 m on your right).
Banksia Lookout
Banksia Lookout

Banksia Lookout is a fenced lookout along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, down a few steps from Honeymoon Point. The lookout provides views of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. The clearing for the old sewage treatment plant, down in the valley on the Sublime Point Trail, is still visible from this lookout.
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Banksia Lookout is a fenced lookout along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, down a few steps from Honeymoon Point. The lookout provides views of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. The clearing for the old sewage treatment plant, down in the valley on the Sublime Point Trail, is still visible from this lookout.

Then find the "Leura Forest" (160 m on your right).
Leura Forest
Leura Forest

Leura Forest is a great picnic area in the Jamison Valley at the junction of the Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks. This place was home to a popular tea house (also known as 'Lady Carrington Dining Hall') from the late 1800's. Today walkers can still enjoy the historic rotunda and the foundations of the original tea house. The picnic area provides a great rest spot under the shade of the lilli pilli and coachwood forest.
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Leura Forest is a great picnic area in the Jamison Valley at the junction of the Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks. This place was home to a popular tea house (also known as 'Lady Carrington Dining Hall') from the late 1800's. Today walkers can still enjoy the historic rotunda and the foundations of the original tea house. The picnic area provides a great rest spot under the shade of the lilli pilli and coachwood forest.

Then pass the shelter (165 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Banksia Lookout. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 35 m veer left.
After another 125 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 60 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 60 m find the "Lomandra Lookout" (10 m on your left).
Lomandra Lookout
Lomandra Lookout

Lomandra Lookout is a fenced lookout along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Katoomba. Unlike other lookouts in the area, there are no sweeping distant views, but atop this cliff there is a great close-up view of the canopy of the surrounding bush. There is a bench seat on the rock platform, making a nice place for a rest.
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Lomandra Lookout is a fenced lookout along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Katoomba. Unlike other lookouts in the area, there are no sweeping distant views, but atop this cliff there is a great close-up view of the canopy of the surrounding bush. There is a bench seat on the rock platform, making a nice place for a rest.

After another 50 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 95 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 105 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 110 m turn right.
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 2.2 km to get back to the start.
About 100 m past the end is "Lila Falls".

An optional side trip to Lady Carrington Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 20 m come to the end.
Then pass the "Prince Henry Cliff Walk" (on your left).
"Lady Carrington Lookout".
Lady Carrington Lookout
Lady Carrington Lookout

Lady (Cecelia) Carrington was wife of Lord (Charles Robert Wynne) Carrington. The couple explored parts of the Blue mountains in the late 1800's and had a number of places named in their honour. Lady Carrington Lookout is long, narrow and fenced (twice). The lookout is perched up on a sandstone block and provides views over Jamison Valley.
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Lady (Cecelia) Carrington was wife of Lord (Charles Robert Wynne) Carrington. The couple explored parts of the Blue mountains in the late 1800's and had a number of places named in their honour. Lady Carrington Lookout is long, narrow and fenced (twice). The lookout is perched up on a sandstone block and provides views over Jamison Valley.

A seat.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 20 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to Banksia Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 25 m come to the end.
About 135 m past the end is a seat.
About 60 m past the end is "Banksia Lookout".
Banksia Lookout
Banksia Lookout

Banksia Lookout is a fenced lookout along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, down a few steps from Honeymoon Point. The lookout provides views of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. The clearing for the old sewage treatment plant, down in the valley on the Sublime Point Trail, is still visible from this lookout.
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Banksia Lookout is a fenced lookout along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, down a few steps from Honeymoon Point. The lookout provides views of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. The clearing for the old sewage treatment plant, down in the valley on the Sublime Point Trail, is still visible from this lookout.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 25 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 4.4 km
Time 2 h to 2 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 1.4 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 25 m from the start.

Seat: There are 12 on route, on average they are 345 m apart with the largest gap of 2.2 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
25 m[toilet]
Building
55 mEcho Point Information Centre
Shelter
1.4 km[shelter]
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