Victoria Falls walking track
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
If you’re visiting Blue Mountains National Park give Victoria Falls walking track a go. This steep but rewarding bushwalk offers Grose Valley views and a scenic waterfall near Mount Victoria.
- Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
- No wheelchair access
- 4km return
- Time suggested
- 2hrs - 2hrs 30min
- Grade 4
- Trip Intention Form
If you're planning to hire a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) from one of these locations, wait and fill out your trip intention form in person.
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water, snacks, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing
- Please note
Please stay well back from cliff edges and take extreme care around waterfalls.
Starting from the carpark at the end of Victoria Falls Road, this steep return track to Victoria Falls requires moderate fitness.
Almost as soon as you start the walk, you’ll reach Victoria Falls lookout. Stop to breathe in the mountain air and extraordinary views across the sandstone escarpment and Grose Wilderness. Listen for the calls of sulphur-crested and yellow-tailed black cockatoos.
It’s hard to turn away, but to see the waterfall follow the track to the left of the lookout. The steep path zig zags down the sandstone cliff. Short side paths lead to pretty Victoria Creek Cascades and the top of Victoria Falls, as the main track continues down to the base of the waterfall.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful waterfall, which drops around 20m over a rock overhang. In summer, it’s a serene spot to relax in the shade of the lush canopy.
The steep return back up to the carpark takes around 60 to 90mins. Well-equipped, experienced hikers can continue along Burra Korain-Blue Gum Forest walking track to connect with tracks to Pierces Pass, Perrys lookdown, and Blue Gum Forest.
Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities.
The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.
Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.