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Wentworth Falls to McMahons Point

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

This unsealed 4WD and cycle trail follows Kings Tableland Road from Wentworth Falls to scenic McMahons Point lookout. Enjoy sweeping views of Lake Burragorang and the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness.

Where
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
42km return
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, bike repair kit, helmet
Please note
  • Drivers please watch out for cyclists.
  • The trail is a medium difficulty 8-9hr return bike ride from the old hospital, with undulating hills and several long climbs.
  • This is a remote area of Blue Mountains National Park. Please ensure you're well-prepared.
  • Check the weather and road conditions before you set out. Weather can be unpredictable and the track can be boggy and potholed after rain.

Head off the beaten track along this remote 4WD trail in southern Wentworth Falls. You’ll discover unspoilt views across Lake Burragorang and the Blue Mountains wilderness beyond, from 2 lookouts at McMahons Point. Intrepid mountain bikers looking for a challenge can also cycle this medium difficulty trail.

Several kilometres beyond the Great Western Highway turnoff, the sealed road and suburbs give way to expansive bushland with scenic glimpses of Jamison Valley. Passing the Old Queen Victoria Hospital, you’ll join the gravel Kings Tableland Road which winds 21km through forest and heath to McMahons Point.

Stop off at heritage-listed Kings Tableland Aboriginal Place on the way, to learn about this area’s Aboriginal significance.

Arriving at McMahons Point, which marks the end of the road, you can stretch your legs on the 800m walk to McMahons Point lookout. At 500m above Lake Burragorang, you’re rewarded with impressive views across the massive reservoir that supplies most of Sydney’s water.

A second lookout can be accessed along a 200m track past the picnic tables, near the carpark. Take advantage of the picnic area and fresh air, enjoy a hearty picnic lunch at the tables provided and drink in the scenic wilderness views.

Take a virtual tour of McMahon's Point ride - Wentworth Falls captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

 

Think Before You TREK

Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE
Views from McMahons Point lookout over Lake Burragorang, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/OEH