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Gordon Falls picnic area

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Family-friendly Gordon Falls picnic area offers valley views, a great playground for the kids, and plenty of nearby walking tracks, in Leura, near Blue Mountain National Park.

Picnic areas
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for closures at the picnic area and playground.
  • For more information visit the council's visitor centres at Echo Point, Katoomba or on the Great Western Highway at Glenbrook.

Gordon Falls picnic area and playground is managed by Blue Mountains City Council and is located outside Blue Mountains National Park.

This is a popular spot for a family day-trip, offering sweeping views, excellent birdwatching, a playground for the kids, and bushwalks. From the picnic area, a short track leads into the national park to Gordon Fall lookout, with its beautiful views of Gordon Falls waterfall plunging 200m into the valley.

Gaze across to the impressive views of Mount Solitary and Kings Tableland. While taking in the magnificent panorama, look to the skies for peregrine falcons, circling high on valley thermals. Closer to ground, lyrebirds are often seen foraging in the forest litter.

Grab the camera for some family snaps to add to the photo album, before enjoying a relaxing picnic. If you’re keen to stretch your legs, there’s no shortage of walks including Lyrebird Dell walking track and Pool of Siloam walk. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • 2 walkers admiring the waterfall at Pool of Siloam, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Remy Brand © Remy Brand

    Pool of Siloam walk

    Pool of Siloam walk is a 1.6km return walk in Blue Mountains National Park near Gordon Falls picnic area. It’s a great walk heading down through rainforest to the waterfall at Pool of Siloam and then up to Golf Links lookout.

  • Lyrebird Dell walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton © OEH

    Lyrebird Dell walking track

    Lyrebird Dell walking track offers Aboriginal heritage, waterfalls, caves with birdwatching and picnicking, in Blue Mountains National Park near Leura.

  • 2 walkers approaching Gordon Falls lookout, Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Area. Photo: Remy Brand © Remy Brand

    Gordon Falls lookout

    Gordon Falls lookout is near Gordon Falls picnic area and the village of Leura, in Blue Mountains National Park. It's a great spot to enjoy magnificent views of Gordon Falls and Jamison Valley.