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Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Features of this track


4.5km loop



Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

Experienced bushwalkers


Very steep


Many steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

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 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.

Maps and downloads

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 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).

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.

Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit

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