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Grand Cliff Top Walk

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Grand Cliff Top Walk.

Track grading

Features of this track


19km one-way


2 days

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Short steep hills


Many steps

Quality of path

Formed track

Getting there and parking

The easiest way to travel is by train if you want to complete Grand Cliff Top Walk.

If driving, Wentworth Falls village is a 1.5-2 hr drive from the centre of Sydney, or 45 mins from Penrith. 


Paid parking is available at Wentworth Falls, Leura, and Katoomba. See Blue Mountains City Council website for detail on parking zones.

Free all-day parking is available on some roads at Wentworth Falls, Leura, and Katoomba. 

Please check street signs and arrive early because these areas can become very busy on weekends.

By public transport

Depart the train at Wentworth Falls train station and start your adventure.

Visit the Transport for NSW website for trip planning.


The walk goes through the Blue Mountains villages of Wentworth Falls, Leura and Katoomba where you can find facilities, cafes, restaurants and accommodation.


Toilets are available Wentworth Falls village, Wentworth Falls picnic area (short detour), Valley of the Waters lookout and Conservation Hut (short detour), Gordon Falls picnic area, Leura Cascades car park (short detour), Echo Point, Katoomba Falls Reserve (near Katoomba Falls), and Scenic World.

Picnic tables


There are cafés at Wentworth Falls, Leura and Katoomba villages.


Drinking water

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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

Waterfall safety

Waterfalls are beautiful destinations but please be safe when visiting these natural wonders. Read these waterfall safety tips before exploring waterfalls on your next walk.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access

The walking track is not wheelchair-accessible, but there are lookouts and picnic areas along it that are. These attractions can be easily reached and have accessible parking spaces.



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.


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.

Grand Cliff Top Walk

Operated by NPWS and BMCC

Blue Mountains City Tourism

Park info