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Gordon Falls to Katoomba walk

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Gordon Falls to Katoomba walk is 8km and the second day of Grand Cliff Top Walk, in the Blue Mountains. It offers impressive views of Three Sisters Aboriginal Place and Mount Solitary.

No wheelchair access
8km one-way
Time suggested
3 - 4hrs
Grade 3
What to
Drinking water, hat, raincoat, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, sunscreen, food supplies, first aid kit
Please note

This trail is quite long and requires a moderate level of fitness.

Enjoy the best of the Blue Mountains and Gundungurra Country when you take on Gordon Falls to Katoomba walk. This 8km track takes 3 to 4 hours and traces the cliff-edge above Jamison Valley, with countless stunning lookouts along the way. Set in the heart of the incredible Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Property, you’ll have panoramic views out to Mount Solitary for most of the walk.

Impressive vistas aren’t the only highlight though. You'll explore some of the region’s most iconic locations, including Leura Cascades and Three Sisters Aboriginal Place, an area of deep cultural significance to the Gundungurra People. You'll also get a thrill crossing Buttenshaw Bridge, built in 1935.

As you walk, breathe in the crisp mountain air, filtered by more than 90 different eucalypt species in the Blue Mountains. Enjoy cool rainforest grottos and waterfalls, and listen for the calls of lyrebirds, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, and crimson rosellas. You might even spot an eastern water dragon when crossing creeks.

At the end of the day, save some time to enjoy the rides at Scenic World. Or explore the cafes, restaurants, and art deco architecture around Katoomba. If you have time, you could also drop in to Blue Mountains Cultural Culture on Parke Street and check out the latest exhibition.

Gordon Falls to Katoomba walk is part of Grand Cliff Top Walk and is operated in a partnership between NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Blue Mountains City Council.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Things to do:

Grand Cliff Top Walk: 2 days self guided

Spend 2 days exploring the magnificent Grand Cliff Top Walk which seamlessly links Wentworth Falls village, Leura, and Katoomba. Book to stay in local accommodation, and enjoy some of the Blue Mountains’ best cafes and restaurants.

2 walkers crossing Buttenshaw Bridge on Grand Cliff Top Walk, Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Area. Photo: Remy Brand © Remy Brand


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