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Furber Steps walk

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Furber Steps walk is steep, challenging, and rewarding walk with scenic views, birdwatching, and a visit to Katoomba Falls. It's an iconic part of Blue Mountains National Park.

2.2km return
Time suggested
1 - 2hrs
Grade 3
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, gps, compass, topographic map

If you love places where mountains and water meet, try this challenging but popular track near Katoomba in Blue Mountains National Park. Furber Steps walk offers superb views over Jamison Valley and it's a brilliant day trip for walkers who don't mind some heart-pumping action up and down a lot of steps.

Descending into the valley, you’ll enter a world of lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls. As you stop to gaze across at majestic Mount Solitary rising out of the valley floor, you might hear the call of the catbird or wompa pigeon. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Explore the lush valley on a number of short detours, making sure to stop for a memorable picnic beside the tumbling waters of Katoomba Falls. 

Take a virtual tour of Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track 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.

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