Round Walk- (Leura Cascades Loop)
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

25 min to 30 min

890 m
circuit

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Moderate track
This is a short walk out from the beautiful Leura Park. The walk heads past cliffs, the cascades, large ferns and even a historic bridge. The walk is a great one to do between meals at a picnic. Leura Cascades themselves are a great set of waterfalls, and worth taking the camera for. 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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Sign at the start of walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View of historic bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The bridge across the creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs up to cave toilets. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Leura Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
A view of the falls from above. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View of cliffs from walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Above Leura Cascades. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Round Walk track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Round Walk track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Leura Cascades. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs on Round Walk track. | 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 At the intersection of Chelmsford Drive & path to Leura Cascades (-33.7192466,150.3222781)
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
  • Continue onto Cliff Drive, BMD and drive for another 590 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Chelmsford Drive and drive for another 250 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From cave-like shelters in Leura Cascades Picnic Area, this walk heads along the footpath, passing under the arch. Passing the toilet block, the path comes to the information board, from where the walk follows the 'Leura Cascades Track' sign down the steps. The path soon leads to a small stone wall with a view of some cascades and Chelmsford Bridge. From the view of Chelmsford Bridge, this walk follows track downhill, keeping the handrail and creek to the left, soon coming to an intersection with 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' just before a footbridge.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Chelmsford Drive & path to Leura Cascades Start heading along path to Leura Cascades (a walking track).
There is a playground (about 25 m back from the start).
There is water tap (about 20 m back from the start).
After 20 m to find the car park.
After another 25 m pass the sign (6 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 105 m pass the "Upper Leura Cascades" (30 m on your left).
At the intersection of Prince Henry Cliff Walk & path to Leura Cascades turn right, to head along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Majestic Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 210 m turn right, to head along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Prince Henry Cliff Walk & path to Leura Cascades) turn sharp left, to head along path to Leura Cascades.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Amphitheatre Track & path to Leura Cascades) continue straight, to head along path to Leura Cascades.
After another 85 m come to the "Leura Cascades".
After another 15 m pass the "Bridal Veil Falls" (15 m on your right).
Then cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 4 m continue straight, to head along path to Leura Cascades.
After another 10 m find the "Leura Cascades" (10 m on your left).
Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades is a lovely set of waterfalls with some bridges just below, allowing walkers to get up close to the creek. The area has a nice feel about it and is quite cool in summer. Much of the track near the cascades has handrails and the bridges are fenced. Allow some time to enjoy life among the cascades and fern trees in this valley. One bridge leads to a sandstone cave next to the pool and falls, a great place to enjoy the small section of canyon.
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Leura Cascades is a lovely set of waterfalls with some bridges just below, allowing walkers to get up close to the creek. The area has a nice feel about it and is quite cool in summer. Much of the track near the cascades has handrails and the bridges are fenced. Allow some time to enjoy life among the cascades and fern trees in this valley. One bridge leads to a sandstone cave next to the pool and falls, a great place to enjoy the small section of canyon.

After another 160 m (at the intersection of path to Leura Cascades & Prince Henry Cliff Walk) continue straight, to head along path to Leura Cascades.
After another 155 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Majestic Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 20 m to find Majestic Lookout at the end.
"Majestic Lookout".
About 15 m past the end is "Majestic Lookout".
Majestic Lookout
Majestic Lookout

Majestic Lookout is a fenced lookout on a side track from the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, just above Leura Cascades. The lookout provides great (perhaps even majestic) views out through the top of the valley, with Mount Solitary nicely framed by the cliff line. The closest access to the lookout is from Leura Cascades Picnic Area, and is visited as part of the Leura Cascades Circuit.
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Majestic Lookout is a fenced lookout on a side track from the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, just above Leura Cascades. The lookout provides great (perhaps even majestic) views out through the top of the valley, with Mount Solitary nicely framed by the cliff line. The closest access to the lookout is from Leura Cascades Picnic Area, and is visited as part of the Leura Cascades Circuit.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 20 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Round Walk- (Leura Cascades Loop)


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 890 m
Time 25 min to 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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 40 m from the start.


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