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Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1 - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    2.4km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track is in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

    • Turn off the Great Western Highway at Katoomba
    • Follow the signs the Scenic World, where the track starts

    Park entry points


    Parking is available at Scenic World or opposite Katoomba Falls Kiosk near Katoomba Caravan Park. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.



    Nearest toilets are located near car parking areas

    Picnic tables

    Picnic facilities are located at Cooks Crossing (at the base of Katoomba Falls).

    Drinking water

    Nearest water facilities are located near car parking areas

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track

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    Katoomba Falls, Furber Steps to Scenic Railway walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/OEH