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Overcliff-Undercliff track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Overcliff-Undercliff track combines scenic clifftops, birdwatching, and rainforest with walking tracks and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park, near Wentworth Falls.

3.5km loop
Time suggested
1 - 2hrs
Grade 3
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, mobile phone, sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note
  • You can return to Wentworth Falls picnic area via the short and easy Shortcut track.

For an exhilarating walk that's sure to clear the head and revive the spirit, try Overcliff-Undercliff track near Wentworth Falls, in Blue Mountains National Park. Family or friends will revel in the elements along this medium walk, leading from Wentworth Falls picnic area along the dramatic cliff edge to picturesque Valley of the Waters.

Following this scenic track, you'll pass through swamp, heath and lush rainforest, with wonderful views across Jamison Valley. Experience the dramatically exposed clifftops and large rock overhangs. In the warmer months, the area erupts with a dazzling array of wildflowers, including the vibrant red and yellow Christmas bells.

Undercliff track joins Overcliff track at Den Fenella track junction. You can round off your walk with a delicious snack by following Overcliff track to Lyrebird lookout, then climbing up the steps to Conservation Hut. From here you can take Shortcut track to get back to Wentworth Falls picnic area.

This track also forms part of the 19km Grand Cliff Top Walk from Wentworth Falls village to Katoomba, which is best done over 2 days.

Take a virtual tour of Overcliff-Undercliff track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • A woman sits at a picnic table at Wentworth Falls picnic area, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH.

    Wentworth Falls picnic area

    Wentworth Falls picnic area is a scenic spot to lunch while enjoying views from several world-class lookouts. It's a good starting point for many walking tracks in this popular part of Blue Mountains National Park.

  • The interior of Conservation Hut, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Conservation Hut Cafe

    Conservation Hut

    Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls is perfectly-positioned amidst the beauty of Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy a bite to eat with uninterrupted views of the Jamison Valley and Mount Solitary.

  • Visitors enjoying panoramic views of the Jamison Valley from Valley of the Waters lookout. Photo: Simone Cottrell © DPE

    Valley of the Waters lookout

    Valley of the Waters lookout boasts a spectacular view of the Jamison Valley as well as access to walking tracks and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park.


Read our Grand Cliff Top Walk blog post

Read our Blog and find out how you can see all the Blue Mountains’ greatest hits in one brilliant walk over 19km. Grand Cliff Top Walk seamlessly links Wentworth Falls, Leura, and Katoomba.

2 walkers following a track along the underside of a cliff, Grand Cliff Top Walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Remy Brand © Remy Brand

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton