Leura Park to Gordon Falls Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

2 h 15 min to 3 h

3.8 km
return

↑ 579 m
↓ -579 m

Moderate track
Starting at Leura Park, this walk passes above Leura Cascades before working its way along the route of Prince Henry's Cliff Walk. The walk winds past many lookouts with brilliant views over the Jamison Valley. The views are even more exceptional from the turn-around point at Gordon Falls Lookout. 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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Leura Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Following the creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
A view over the Jamison. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bridal Veil Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Prince Henry Cliff Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Welcome to Blue Mountains NP sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The view from Gordon Falls Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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 (-33.7192466,150.3222781)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
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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.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign across the footbridge to a 'Y' intersection.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk To Gordon Falls' sign up the timber steps. The walk continues along the bush track that steadily climbs to the top of the gentle hill, where it comes to an intersection with the Cliff Drive bush track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 10 m to find the car park.
Then pass the playground (25 m on your left).
Then pass the water tap (20 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the sign (6 m on your right).
After another 65 m pass the "Leura Park" (90 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 15 m find the "Leura Cascades Picnic Area" (40 m on your right).
Leura Cascades Picnic Area
Leura Cascades Picnic Area

Leura Cascades Picnic area is a open picnic area beside Cliff Drive, with Leura Cascades Creek running through the middle. There are a number of small cascades in the park, along with toilets and picnic tables. There are a few information signs and maps of the area. The park is well remembered for the artificial caves and arches that have been built to provide shelter and a sense of place. A small road runs through the park, providing access and parking, and garbage facilities are provided. There is also plenty of shade from some large pine trees.
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Leura Cascades Picnic area is a open picnic area beside Cliff Drive, with Leura Cascades Creek running through the middle. There are a number of small cascades in the park, along with toilets and picnic tables. There are a few information signs and maps of the area. The park is well remembered for the artificial caves and arches that have been built to provide shelter and a sense of place. A small road runs through the park, providing access and parking, and garbage facilities are provided. There is also plenty of shade from some large pine trees.

After another 90 m pass the "Upper Leura Cascades" (30 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 20 m veer left.
After another 460 m pass the "Leura Park" (135 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Bridal Veil View lookout. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 45 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Tarpeian Rock. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 110 m turn left.
After another 620 m pass the park (95 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 8 m find the "Olympian Lookout" (9 m on your right).
Olympian Lookout
Olympian Lookout

Olympian Lookout is a fenced lookout, just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Olympian Pde in Leura. The lookout is on a sloped, natural sandstone surface and has some steps cut to help improve access. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and provides a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. The 'back' of the Three Sisters, and also Narrow Neck, are both visible on the right, and Sublime Point on the left.
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Olympian Lookout is a fenced lookout, just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Olympian Pde in Leura. The lookout is on a sloped, natural sandstone surface and has some steps cut to help improve access. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and provides a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. The 'back' of the Three Sisters, and also Narrow Neck, are both visible on the right, and Sublime Point on the left.

After another 180 m continue straight.
After another 10 m come to the viewpoint (8 m on your right).
Then cross the Battenshaw Bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 15 m find the "Elysian Rock" (on your right).
Elysian Rock
Elysian Rock

Elysian Rock is a fenced, small, narrow lookout on a rock buttress. The floor is mostly uneven, natural sandstone and there is a bench seat with no shade. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and gives a great view straight across the Jamison Valley and out to Mount Solitary. Narrow Neck and the 'back' of the Three Sisters are visible on the right-hand side, and Sublime Point on the left. The lookout is along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, just west of a concrete bridge spanning a chasm and near the end of Elysian Place, Leura.
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Elysian Rock is a fenced, small, narrow lookout on a rock buttress. The floor is mostly uneven, natural sandstone and there is a bench seat with no shade. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and gives a great view straight across the Jamison Valley and out to Mount Solitary. Narrow Neck and the 'back' of the Three Sisters are visible on the right-hand side, and Sublime Point on the left. The lookout is along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, just west of a concrete bridge spanning a chasm and near the end of Elysian Place, Leura.

After another 360 m pass the park (165 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 80 m pass a seat (6 m on your right).
Then head up the metal steps (about 7 m long)
After another 30 m come to "Gordon Falls Lookout".
Gordon Falls Lookout
Gordon Falls Lookout

Gordon Falls Lookout is a fenced lookout near the end of Lone Pine Rd, Leura. As the name suggests, there is a good view of Gordon Falls to the left. There is also a wonderful view along the escarpment to Sublime Point. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and also has a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. Narrow Neck and the 'back' of the Three Sisters are visible on the right-hand side.
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Gordon Falls Lookout is a fenced lookout near the end of Lone Pine Rd, Leura. As the name suggests, there is a good view of Gordon Falls to the left. There is also a wonderful view along the escarpment to Sublime Point. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and also has a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. Narrow Neck and the 'back' of the Three Sisters are visible on the right-hand side.


An optional side trip to Tarpeian Rock.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 30 m veer left.
After another 15 m come to a viewpoint.
Continue another 0 m to find Tarpeian Rock at the end.
"Tarpeian Rock".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 45 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to Bridal Veil View lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 195 m to find Bridal View Lookout at the end.
"Bridal View Lookout".
About 175 m past the end is "Leura Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 195 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Leura Park to Gordon Falls Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.8 km
Time 2 h 15 min to 3 h
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

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

Seat: There is one 1.9 km from the start.


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