George Phillips Lookout walk

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30 mins

588 m Return


18 m

Very easy

On this short and easy walk, you will explore two lookouts with stunning views down the Grose Valley. Starting from the car park, you really should make the short side trip through the stone arch to Govetts Leap Lookout. The main walk follows the well-formed footpath through the bush up to the less visited George Phillips Lookout. There are a pleasant stone shelter and picnic tables here. Around the car park are plenty of picnic facilities and a toilet block. A great walk giving you a sense of the scale of the breathtaking Grose Valley.




Maps for the George Phillips Lookout walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the George Phillips Lookout walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the George Phillips Lookout walk

Accessibility summary information for the George Phillips Lookout walk

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.

Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.

Seats: There are 1 places to sit on this walk.

Hazards: There are 2 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Wheelchair Rough This walk leads through a gravel carpark for about 60m. The surface in unevean and erroded in places. The gravel is mostly compressed but the surface may soften after prolonged rain. Found about 30m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard A 5 to 10cm step between carpark and track. Access is between bollards that are 110cm apart. Found about 70m into the walk.

Accessibility Details


Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 588 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 1/6

Very easy

AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 290m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 290m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 290m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 290m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 290m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 290m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the George Phillips Lookout walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the George Phillips Lookout walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The George Phillips Lookout walk walk starts and ends at the Govetts Leap Lookout Picnic Area (gps: -33.628268, 150.31109)
Your main transport option to Govetts Leap Lookout Picnic Area is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Walls Ledge (Long) Track

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1 hr 15 mins

2.3 km One way


128 m

Moderate track

This extended version of the Walls Ledge Track begins at Bundarra St and continues down past a side trip to Fort Rock. The track sports a small waterfall and some cliff-base walking. It also rises above to follow the same cliffs back to Centennial Rd car park. The track takes in awesome scenes of the sheer cliffs to the west of Blackheath.




Maps for the Walls Ledge (Long) Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Walls Ledge (Long) Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Walls Ledge (Long) Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.3 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 2.3km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 30m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 2.3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 2.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 2.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Walls Ledge (Long) Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Walls Ledge (Long) Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Walls Ledge (Long) Track walk starts at the End of Bundarra St (gps: -33.635024, 150.28051)
Your transport options to End of Bundarra St are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Walls Ledge (Long) Track ends at the Centennial Glen Rd Carpark (gps: -33.6389, 150.27543)
Your transport options to Centennial Glen Rd Carpark are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

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Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock

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3 hrs 30 mins

7.6 km Return


266 m

Hard track

This walk to Baltzer Lookout rewards you with excellent scenery and a view over the stunning Hanging Rock (aka the Finger). The track is mainly management trail, and would be great on a mountain bike (to the end of the management trail). The large cliff edges are unfenced and quite exposed, so do take care. Although short and relatively unchanging in scenery, the walk to Baltzer Lookout is well worth it.
Diversion in place: Walk longer then stated




Maps for the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 7.6 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 3.5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 240m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 3.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 240m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 3.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 240m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 3.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 240m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 240m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Baltzer Lookout, Hanging Rock walk starts and ends at the Baltzer Lookout car park (gps: -33.609919, 150.29746)
Your main transport option to Baltzer Lookout car park is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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Special Maps/ brochures
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Victoria Falls to Blackheath Station

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2 Days

22.2 km One way


1561 m

Experienced only

This is a fantastic overnight walk with a sleep in Acacia Flats camping area. The Grose Valley, with its views of the Grose River and surrounding cliffs, gives a dramatic backdrop during most of this walk. The climbs up and down the valley give an appreciation of the scale of it all. Public transport options are available at the end of the walk, but you will need a lift to the start.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.




Maps for the Victoria Falls to Blackheath Station walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Victoria Falls to Blackheath Station bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Victoria Falls to Blackheath Station

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 4 hrs 48 mins 12.3 km
2 4 hrs 37 mins 10 km

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 22.2 km
Time 2 Days
.

Grade 5/6

Experienced only

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

11km of this walk is very steep and another 10km has short steep hills. Whilst another 970m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 830m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 9km follows a rough unclear track. Whilst another 2.9km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and a 1.2km section follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining 75m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

10km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 7km is clearly signposted. The remaining (5km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 13km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 9km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 22km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

11km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.5km) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Victoria Falls to Blackheath Station walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Victoria Falls to Blackheath Station walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Victoria Falls to Blackheath Station walk starts at the Victoria Falls Rd car park (gps: -33.573667, 150.29213)
Your main transport option to Victoria Falls Rd car park is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Victoria Falls to Blackheath Station ends at the Blackheath Station (gps: -33.633876, 150.2844)
Your transport options to Blackheath Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/vftbs

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂




Braeside Walk

And Walk






1 Hr

2.5 km Return


72 m

Hard track

The Braeside Walk is an excellent connecting trail to the Cliff Top walk, between Evans and Govetts Lookouts. The track has its own quiet picnic area, which could make a nice spot for lunch along this creekside walk. The track builds up to its climax at Barrows Lookout, overlooking the Grose Valley and Bridal Veil Falls, before returning along the same track.




Maps for the Braeside Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Braeside Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Braeside Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.5 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

1.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 80m is very steep. The remaining (60m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

1.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 80m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (60m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 1.2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 80m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Braeside Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Braeside Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Braeside Walk walk starts and ends at the Int. Braeside Service Trail and Braeside Picnic Area (gps: -33.640691, 150.30618)
Your transport options to Int. Braeside Service Trail and Braeside Picnic Area are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/bw

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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley Pylon

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5 hrs 30 mins

8.1 km One way


797 m

Hard track

This walk drops steeply from Perry’s Lookdown, with views of Lockley Pylon on the opposite side of the valley, then climbs up to Lockley Pylon, with views back over Perry’s Lookdown. The track has some fantastic views up and down the Grose Valley, and an excellent half way point, in the majestic Blue Gum Forest.




Maps for the Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley Pylon walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley Pylon bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley Pylon

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 8.1 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 4.2km of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 3.8km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 5km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 2.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 660m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (75m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.8km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 4.2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 3.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley Pylon walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley Pylon walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley Pylon walk starts at the Perry’s Lookdown car park and camping area (gps: -33.599394, 150.34602)
Your main transport option to Perry’s Lookdown car park and camping area is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Perry’s Lookdown to Lockley Pylon ends at the Lockley car park (gps: -33.651076, 150.37163)
Your main transport option to Lockley car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/pltlp

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Victoria Falls and Grose Valley to Blackheath Station

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3 Days

22.5 km One way


1580 m

Experienced only

This walk explores a fantastic section of the Grose Valley. Starting above Victoria Falls, the walk explores the cascades before dropping into the valley for the first nights rest at Burra Korain campsite. The walk then heads down through the valley to the Blue Gum Forest before camping at Acacia Flats for the night. On the last day the walk heads up Govetts Creek, past Bridal Falls and Govetts Leap, then follows Pope’s Glen to the station. The distance each day allows time to stop, explore and enjoy the fantastic scenery.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.




Maps for the Victoria Falls and Grose Valley to Blackheath Station walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Victoria Falls and Grose Valley to Blackheath Station bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Victoria Falls and Grose Valley to Blackheath Station

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 1 hr 22 mins 3.1 km
2 3 hrs 34 mins 9.4 km
3 4 hrs 38 mins 10.1 km

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 22.5 km
Time 3 Days
.

Grade 5/6

Experienced only

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

11km of this walk is very steep and another 10km has short steep hills. Whilst another 970m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 830m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 9km follows a rough unclear track. Whilst another 3km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and a 1.2km section follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining 75m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

11km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 7km is clearly signposted. The remaining (5km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 13km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 10km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 23km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

12km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.5km) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Victoria Falls and Grose Valley to Blackheath Station walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Victoria Falls and Grose Valley to Blackheath Station walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Victoria Falls and Grose Valley to Blackheath Station walk starts at the Victoria Falls Rd car park (gps: -33.573667, 150.29213)
Your main transport option to Victoria Falls Rd car park is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Victoria Falls and Grose Valley to Blackheath Station ends at the Blackheath Station (gps: -33.633876, 150.2844)
Your transport options to Blackheath Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/vfagvtbs

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂




Victoria Falls

And Walk






2 hrs

3.1 km Return


431 m

Hard track

The Victoria Falls walk is a great way to get up close to an amazing cascade. The walk explores the top and bottom of the falls, with the chance to climb behind Victoria Falls. This walk heads down into a section of the Grose Valley from the end of Victoria Falls Rd. Although there is no where to swim, the shady track and spray from the waterfall is refreshing on a warm day.




Maps for the Victoria Falls walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Victoria Falls bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Victoria Falls

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 3.1 km
Time 2 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 1.4km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 140m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 1.4km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 120m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

1.4km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 100m is clearly signposted. The remaining (60m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 160m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 100m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (15m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Victoria Falls walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Victoria Falls walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Victoria Falls walk starts and ends at the Victoria Falls Rd car park (gps: -33.573667, 150.29213)
Your main transport option to Victoria Falls Rd car park is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/vf

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Govetts Leap Loop

Download & Print Map and Notes




4 hrs 30 mins

8.7 km Circuit


380 m

Hard track

This walk, from Blackheath Train Station, is a fantastic way to see some of the iconic areas of the Blue Mountains in the Blackheath area. The walk heads through Pope’s Glen to Govetts Leap via a wonderful stroll along the creek, before breaking out to the views of the Grose Valley. The stunning views over the valley, waterfalls and bush make this a great walk with public transport access.




Maps for the Govetts Leap Loop walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Govetts Leap Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Govetts Leap Loop

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 8.7 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.6km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 730m is very steep and the remaining 390m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

3.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 1.1km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 4.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3.9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 4.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 4.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Govetts Leap Loop walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Govetts Leap Loop walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Govetts Leap Loop walk starts and ends at the Blackheath Station (gps: -33.633876, 150.2844)
Your transport options to Blackheath Station are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/gll

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Blackheath to Blue Gum loop

Download & Print Map and Notes




2 Days

24.1 km Circuit


1335 m

Hard track

This walk is great for fit people getting into overnight walking, with its fantastic scenery and nostalgia as a classic overnighter. The change from being on the plateau, to in the valley is a dramatic one as the track passes through the bush, canyon and rainforest. Staying the night near Blue Gum Forest in Acacia Flats also adds to the experience. With the public transport options, access to this walk is made easier.




Maps for the Blackheath to Blue Gum loop walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Blackheath to Blue Gum loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blackheath to Blue Gum loop

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 5 hrs 31 mins 14.7 km
2 4 hrs 37 mins 10 km

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 24.1 km
Time 2 Days
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

13km of this walk has short steep hills and another 4.5km is very steep. Whilst another 3.8km is flat with no steps and the remaining 2.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

13km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 4.9km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 4km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 1.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

14km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 6km is clearly signposted. The remaining (4.8km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 17km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 7km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 24km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

13km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (4.3km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Blackheath to Blue Gum loop walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Blackheath to Blue Gum loop walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Blackheath to Blue Gum loop walk starts and ends at the Blackheath Station (gps: -33.633876, 150.2844)
Your transport options to Blackheath Station are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/stelbgfgl

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂