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Leura Cascades picnic area

Blue Mountains National Park


Tinkling waterfalls and scenic views make Leura Cascades picnic area a family-friendly spot for a picnic and birdwatching, before a walk in nearby Blue Mountains National Park.

Picnic areas
Blue Mountains National Park
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Leura Cascades picnic area is managed by Blue Mountains City Council and is located outside Blue Mountains National Park. For council reserve and walking track closures visit the website.

Leura Cascades picnic area is a reviving break on a day trip, long walk, scenic drive or cycling trip in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains.

Lie back in the shade and be serenaded by the gentle tinkering of the nearby waterfalls and local birdlife. You might hear the distinct call of the bell miner or the mimicking song of the lyrebird here.

With a picture perfect backdrop, why not make the most of the opportunity and assemble the family for a group photo? Tuck into a leisurely lunch as you memorise the magnificent views.

The nearby Fern Bower circuit walk is a heart-pumper, or if you’re after a leisurely stroll, follow the track downstream to the top of Bridal Veil Falls or take the Prince Henry Cliff Walk east towards Gordon Falls lookout.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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

Operated by

Blue Mountains City Tourism

Park info

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Leura Cascades Picnic Area, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton