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Leura Cascades Fern Bower

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

The moderately challenging walking track Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit, in Blue Mountains National Park, offers scenic valley views and waterfalls perfect for photography.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
4.5km loop
Time suggested
3hrs
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

The Think Before You Trek initiative operates in this park, so please check out the website when planning your hike.

Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit is a moderately challenging track along an impressive cliff line, with waterfalls and gorgeous scenic views. A great walk for those who love to get amongst it, you’ll venture deep into the lush vegetation of Jamison Valley in Blue Mountains National Park. With so many lookouts and vistas, it’s a photographer’s paradise.

From Leura Cascades picnic area, this medium track leads to a magnificent lookout over the top of Bridal Veil Falls before winding down to the base pools, where you’ll be refreshed with cool, moist air. Here the track joins the Amphitheatre track, which follows the mid point of the cliff back to Fern Bower track.

Following down into the dense rainforest where light filters through the dense canopy, listen for the call of the catbird or wompa pigeon. The Amphitheatre track then joins Fern Bower track, which takes walkers back up to the Prince Henry Cliff walk near Cliff Drive, a short way from the picnic area. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: OEH

    Inbound study tour: Rainforests and waterfalls

    Explore the magical rainforests and waterfalls of Leura, on this guided walk for international students, in Blue Mountains National Park.  You’ll learn about our native lyrebird, and its unique mimicking call.

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
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Leura Cascades - Fern Bower Circuit, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton