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Leura Cascades Fern Bower

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Leura Cascades Fern Bower.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    3hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    4.5km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit starts at Leura Cascades picnic area in Blue Mountains National Park. To get there, turn off Great Western Highway at Leura along Cliff Drive and follow the signs to Leura Cascades picnic area.

Parking

Parking is available along Cliff Drive near Leura Cascades picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.

Facilities

Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Leura Cascades picnic area.

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Safety messages

Take care as Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit can become slippery after rain.

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.

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Leura Cascades Fern Bower

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Fern Bower Amphitheatre walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin