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Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track

Blue Mountains National Park


The steep Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track offers scenic views, waterfalls, birdwatching, a visit to Katoomba Falls, and the chance to ride the Scenic Railway in Blue Mountains National Park.

Blue Mountains National Park
2.4km return
Time suggested
1 - 2hrs
Grade 3
For information regarding the price of Scenic Railway tickets contact Scenic World.
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • The last departure for the day on the Scenic Railway is 4.50pm.
  • It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS

If you love places where mountains and water meet, try this popular track into Jamison Valley in Blue Mountains National Park. The difficult Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track is full of superb views and a brilliant day trip for walkers who love a challenge with a scenic view.

Descending through the valley, you’ll enter a world of lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls. Stopping 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. The opportunity to take the world-famous Scenic Railway or Scenic Cableway back to the top might just be too irresistible. However, if you’re after more heart-pumping action, return back up the stairs.

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, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
See more visitor info
Furber Steps - Scenic Railway Walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton