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Mount Hay Road – Leura

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Mount Hay Road – Leura is ideal for cyclists keen to explore the scenic views and wildflowers and go canyoning in the Grose Wilderness, in Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
39km return
Time suggested
8hrs
Grade
Easy
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, sunscreen, suitable clothing, snacks
Please note
  • The distance above includes the 4.5km ride from Leura Train Station.
  • Check the weather before you set out as Mount Hay Road can become boggy when it rains.
  • It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB before you set out. Bring a topographic map and compass or GPS.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.

Leading to the edge of the renowned Grose Wilderness, Mount Hay Road – Leura is an unsealed road ideally suited for cycling and car touring. Packed with walking tracks, wildflowers and breathtaking views, it’s a great day out in Blue Mountains National Park.

With several steep sections, it’s generally an easy ride across the sandstone plateau. As the light filters through the canopy of scribbly gums overhead, you might glimpse the distinctive giant dragonfly, unique to this area. Along the clifftops, rare pink flannel flowers, which germinate after fire, create a carpet of vivid colour.

Arriving at the end of the road, marvel at the majestic gorge views across to the highest peak, Mount Banks, and down to the magnificent Grose River below. Unpack a picnic for a well-deserved lunch before the next adventure begins. There’s nearby walking tracks as well as rock climbing and canyoning for the well-prepared, experienced canyoners who are looking for a challenging experience in a unique environment.

Take a virtual tour of Mount Hay Road – Leura captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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

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

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Mount Hay Road Leura, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government