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Victoria Falls walking track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Overview

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.

Where
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
4km return
Time suggested
2hrs - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
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Price
Free
What to
bring
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • A visitor talks to staff at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

    Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

    Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities.

 

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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.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE