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Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps
Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.2 km S of Katoomba
Length: 5.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 5.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 689 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 689 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk starts from the popular Scenic World, in Katoomba, and winds down the Furber steps into the Jamison Valley, following the bush track around the Three Sisters, before climbing up the Giant Staircase and returning along the clifftops. This walk takes you on a crash course of the Blue Mountains National Park, providing you with great views, green forests, and iconic rock formations.
Temporary Walk diversion Prince Henry Cliff Walk is closed from Lady Darley Lookout (below Lillianfels) to Cliff View Lookout (below Skyway east station) due to fire damage. Diversion signs via road in place until about September 2012
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Scenic World
End of wooden footbridge
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Katoomba Falls Round Walk
Vanimans Lookout
Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Juliets Balcony Track
Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Furber Steps
Rainforest Lookout
Int of Furber Steps and Katoomba Falls Lookout Track
Int of Furber Steps and Katoomba Falls Lookout Track
Queen Victoria Lookout
Int of Furber Steps and Lynes Point Track
Int of Furber Steps and Lynes Point Track
Furber Lookout
Int of Furber Steps and Vera's Grotto Track
Int of Furber Steps and Veras Grotto Track
Int of Furber Steps and Scenic Railway Track
Cooks Crossing
Int of Federal Pass, Scenic Railway and Dardenelles Tracks
Bottom of Giant Staircase
The Three Sisters Bridge Intersection
Top of the Giant Staircase
Top of the Giant Staircase
Int of Lady Game Lookout Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Int of the Three Sisters Footpath and Spooners Lookout Footpath
Spooners Lookout Intersection
Echo Point Archway Intersection
Echo Point
Int of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks
Kedumba View
Lady Darley Lookout
Allambie Lookout
Wollumai Lookout
Cliff View Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the eastern Skyway steps
Katoomba Falls Park
Katoomba Cascades
Kedumba River lookout
Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Katoomba Kiosk Loop and Witches Leap Track
Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Katoomba Falls Round Walk
End of wooden footbridge
Starting point for this hiking track: Scenic World

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Photo Gallery

 
Entrance to Scenic World
 
Entrance to Scenic World +
 
following the wooden footbridge
 
following the wooden footbridge +
 
Mist from Vaniman's Lookout, 1940 Wallace Green
 
Mist from Vaniman's Lookout, 1940 Wallace Green +

 
Vanimans Lookout
 
Vanimans Lookout +
 
Climbing down metal staircases
 
Climbing down metal staircases +
 
Small sheltered rest area
 
Small sheltered rest area +

 
Katoomba Falls
 
Katoomba Falls +
 
Winding down the cliffside
 
Winding down the cliffside +
 
Going under the cliffs to Vera's Grotto
 
Going under the cliffs to Vera's Grotto +

 
Katoomba Falls
 
Katoomba Falls +
 
bridge over Kedumba Creek
 
bridge over Kedumba Creek +
 
The Giant Staircase
 
The Giant Staircase +

 
Looking down the Giant Staircase to the Three Sisters
 
Looking down the Giant Staircase to the Three Sisters +
 
To Lady Game Lookout
 
To Lady Game Lookout +
 
Passing a nice lookout
 
Passing a nice lookout +

 
The Archway Intersection
 
The Archway Intersection +
 
Echo Point toilets
 
Echo Point toilets +
 
Information Center at Echo point
 
Information Center at Echo point +

 
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point
 
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point +
 
Following the path from Echo Point
 
Following the path from Echo Point +
 
The Lady Darley Lokout
 
The Lady Darley Lokout +

 
Cliff formations along Prince henry cliff walk
 
Cliff formations along Prince henry cliff walk +
 
View of Mount Solitaty from Clif View lookout
 
View of Mount Solitaty from Clif View lookout +
 
Following the path from Cliff View Lookout
 
Following the path from Cliff View Lookout +

 
Start of the Cliff View Lookout path
 
Start of the Cliff View Lookout path +
 
Steps from Katoomba Falls Park
 
Steps from Katoomba Falls Park +
 
Katoomba Cascades
 
Katoomba Cascades +

 
Winding through the forest
 
Winding through the forest +
 
Katoomba Kiosk
 
Katoomba Kiosk +
 
The trail between the Kiosk and Scenic World
 
The trail between the Kiosk and Scenic World +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 6km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
2.2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.1km has short steep hills. Whilst another 920m is flat with no steps and the remaining 560m is very steep.

Quality of track
2.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.1km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 40m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 4.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 280m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 200m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 330m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Scenic World
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
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Drive to Scenic World
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Scenic World Alt = 951 m
Scenic World is one of the most renowned tourist attractions of Katoomba and the Blue Mountains. Located on the cliffs of the Jamison Valley [1], visitors can enjoy a ride on the Scenic Railway (the world's steepest incline railway) or the Scenic Cableway, into the Jamison Valley, and explore the Scenic Walkway from the base. Alternatively, the Scenic Skyway offers a bird's eye view over the valley, with a glass floor to enhance the experience. Scenic World also features a revolving restaurant, a cafe and a kiosk, in addition to the documentary theatre and souvenir shop. Rides can be purchased, starting from $16 for adults and $10 for children, and combination or family passes are available. More info

(0 km) Scenic World to End of wooden footbridge
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 121 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -20 m
From the Scenic World main entrance, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' signs down the concrete steps and around to the back of the building, where it comes to a wooden footbridge that curves around behind the main car park. At the end of the footbridge, this walk comes to an intersection with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

(0.12 km) End of wooden footbridge to Vanimans Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 89 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -29 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track down the gentle hill, winding down some wooden steps as the track bends around to the right. It then arrives at the signposted intersection of the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' and the track to the base of the Scenic Railway.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the steep wooden steps, following the signs to the bottom of the Scenic Railway. The walk comes to the intersection of Vanimans Lookout at the bottom of the steps.

Vaniman's Lookout Alt = 909 m
Vaniman's Lookout is a fenced, long and narrow lookout on the cliff edge, opposite Reids Plateau. The view looks directly over the Three Sisters across the Kedumba Valley, under the Scenic Skyway. The lookout was considered one of the finest views on the Three Sisters in the 1900's. The lookout was named after Chester Melvin Vaniman in 1905, a well-know adventurer and artist from the USA, who visited the Blue Mountains in 1903[2]. More info

(0.21 km) Vanimans Lookout to Rainforest Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 183 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -16 m
Turn right: From Vanimans Lookout, this walk follows the bush track heading away from the bottom of the wooden steps. The track winds around the side of the hill and down the steep metal stairs. At the bottom, the walk comes to the intersection of the Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Juliets Balcony track (unsignposted).

Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the long set of wooden steps winding down the side of the hill. After this, the walk flattens out for a short distance then continues up a short set wooden steps to the intersection of the Round Walk and the Furber Steps track.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Base of Scenic Railway' signpost down the wooden steps to the bottom, where it comes to the Rainforest Lookout.

Rainforest Lookout Alt = 900 m
Unlike many lookouts in the area, Rainforest Lookout does not offer sweeping valley views. Instead, this lookout offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with the canopy of the rainforest. Spend some time in the cool shade listening to the birds and Witches Leap creek passing by. A sign at the lookout explains that there once were wood-fired barbeques here for picnics, but removed due to the toll on the local environment[3].

(0.39 km) Rainforest Lookout to Int of Furber Steps and Katoomba Falls Lookout Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 17 m Time =
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the Rainforest Lookout, the track follows the bush track heading past the base of the wooden steps and then through the forest for a short while, until it reaches the signposted intersection of the Underfalls Walk.

(0.41 km) Int of Furber Steps and Katoomba Falls Lookout Track to Katoomba Falls
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 184 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -67 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Underfalls Walk' sign down a short set of steps and across a small waterfall using the wooden bridge (This creek flows from Witches Leap all the way down to Veras Grotto). Once past the falls, the track continues through the rainforest, winding along the well-defined path until arriving at Katoomba Falls Lookout, right at the base of the falls.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Katoomba Falls Alt = 829 m
The Katoomba Falls are among the most famous waterfalls in the the Blue Mountains region. The Kedumba River falls about 150 meters in 2 main stages. The Undercliff Track, from the Furber Steps, can be used to access the first landing of the waterfall. The Katoomba Falls can be viewed from most lookouts in the the area, including from the bottom of the falls at Cooks Landing on Federal Pass, or from the track running next to the Kedumba River at the top of the falls. These falls are also a highlight for the trip across the Scenic Skyway.

(0.41 km) Int of Furber Steps and Katoomba Falls Lookout Track to Int of Furber Steps and Lynes Point Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 40 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Scenic Railway' sign along the bush track, winding through the forest for a short while before passing a large rock overhang with a wooden bench seat underneath. The walk continues down a set of stairs until reaching the signposted 'Queen Victoria Lookout'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the short metal staircase to the intersection of the Queen Victoria Lookout at the top.

(0.45 km) Int of Furber Steps and Lynes Point Track to Lynes Point
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 6 m Time =
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading around the right-hand side of the metal staircase, continuing around under the Queen Victoria Lookout to Lynes Point.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

(0.45 km) Int of Furber Steps and Lynes Point Track to Int of Furber Steps and Vera's Grotto Track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 118 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -91 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading away from the short metal staircase, winding along the side of the hill to the top of some concrete steps where there is a 'Furber Steps' signpost. From here, the walk continues down the concrete steps for a short distance until it comes to the signposted 'Furber Lookout'.
Continue straight: From the Furber Lookout, this walk heads down the concrete steps that zigzags steeply down to the bottom of the cliffs. The track then flattens out and continues through the forest with the hand railing on the right, crossing a short boardwalk and coming down to the signposted intersection of the Vera's Grotto track.

(0.57 km) Int of Furber Steps and Vera's Grotto Track to Vera's Grotto
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 25 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Vera's Grotto' sign along the bush track, winding down a set of wooden steps to Vera's Grotto Lookout at the bottom.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Vera's Grotto Alt = 849 m
Vera's Grotto is a pleasant little spot located amongst the cascades on Witches Leap creek. This is a great area for lunch on a hot day, as it is always kept cool by the falls and the shade from the surrounding trees. When venturing to the grotto, you may be lucky enough to spot the Whistler and Yellow Robins. Superb Lyrebirds [4] are also heard and even seen frequently in the surrounding area.

(0.57 km) Int of Furber Steps and Veras Grotto Track to Cooks Crossing
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 303 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -96 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk goes down the stairs. These zigzag down the hill and, at several points, go under overhangs in the cliff. The walk continues steeply downhill (occasionally on metal stairs) until reaching an intersection with a bush track signposted 'Federal Pass'.
Turn left: From the bottom of Furber steps, this walk follows the sign to 'Katoomba Falls View' keeping the handrail on the right. The walk goes along the flat and very well-managed bush track and passes a signposted 'Turpentine Tree' on the right. Soon after the Turpentine Tree, the track comes to the base of Katoomba Falls, at a place known as 'Cooks Crossing'. There is a metal bridge that crosses the falls just past the picnic table.

(0.87 km) Cooks Crossing to Int of Federal Pass, Scenic Railway and Dardenelles Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.72 km Time = 52 mins
Climb = 169 m Descent = -179 m
Continue straight: From the base of Katoomba Falls, the walk crosses the creek along the metal footbridge and joins up with the track on the other side. The track starts to turn to the right, winding along Federal Pass walking track, under the cliffs. At several points, the walk passes some notable rock formations and caves embedded in the cliffs. In addition, there are occasional good views that are not shrouded by the trees. The track continues in this manner for some time, and then passes 'under the (three) sisters'[5] (clearly signposted). After passing under this rock formation, the track turns to the left and climbs slightly up to a seat and an intersection signposted with 'Dardanelles Pass' and 'Federal Pass' signs.

(2.59 km) Int of Federal Pass, Scenic Railway and Dardenelles Tracks to Bottom of Giant Staircase
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 289 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -33 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign pointing along the 'Dardenelles Track' towards the 'Giant Steps' - this is the upper track, keeping the main cliffs on the left. After the first short rise, the track flattens out and continues with some great views over the valley. At several points, small seats have been installed to enjoy these views. The track soon comes to an intersection signposted as the 'Giant Staircase'.

(2.88 km) Bottom of Giant Staircase to The Three Sisters Bridge intersection
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 197 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 154 m Descent = -10 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign up the 'Giant Staircase'. This climbs steeply (with handrails) until coming to an intersection with a bridge that goes across to the First of the three Sisters. Along the way, there are chairs in which to rest from the climb and enjoy the magnificent views of the valley.

The Three Sisters Alt = 845 m
This well-known rock formation can be found just south of Katoomba, and can be viewed from many of the cliffside lookouts, from Narrow Neck all the way around to Sublime Point. Historically, this formation appears in Aboriginal 'Dream Time' stories, where three sisters were transformed into stone[6]. This iconic rock formation is popular amongst tourists and bushwalkers alike. More info

(3.08 km) The Three Sisters Bridge Intersection to Top of the Giant Staircase
Track: Hard - footpath
Length = 32 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the bridge, the walk heads up the staircase steeply to the top. The stairs have handrails and climb up the side of the cliffs to the intersection with the Lady Game Lookout track.

(3.11 km) Top of the Giant Staircase to Lady Game Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 11 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -11 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath down the hill towards the Three Sisters for about 10m before coming to the Lady Game Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Lady Game Lookout Alt = 896 m
Lady Game Lookout is a narrow, fenced lookout above the Three Sisters. The track to this lookout starts just near the archway which marks the start of the Giant Staircase. Lady Game Lookout provides a bird's-eye view over the Three Sisters and is a popular stop whilst exploring the area.

(3.11 km) Top of the Giant Staircase to Int of Lady Game Lookout Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 9 m Time =
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath up and away from the lookout, passing under a rock archway and continuing up the gentle hill to the intersection with the Cliff Drive access track.

(3.12 km) Int of Lady Game Lookout Track and the Three Sisters Footpath to Echo Point Archway Intersection
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 432 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 45 m Descent = -8 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the concrete footpath up the gentle hill, keeping the cliffs and the valley down the hill to the left as it winds up to the intersection of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near the lookout.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads away from the Three Sisters along the footpath, keeping the cliffs down the hill to the left as the path gradually rises and turns to the left, before coming to an unmarked intersection with another footpath.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk takes the lower of the two paths, heading down the short hill and along the footpath for a short while before climbing up a gentle hill to an intersection with the Spooners Lookout path.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath up the gentle hill along the footpath until coming to the intersection at the archway entrance to Echo Point.

Echo Point Visitor Information Centre Alt = 954 m
This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance, (including wheelchair-accessible facilities). For more information, phone 1300 653 408. More info

(3.55 km) Echo Point Archway Intersection to Echo Point
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 106 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -20 m
Veer left: From the archway entrance to Echo Point, this walk heads towards the view, past the visitors centre, to the Echo Point lookout. This has a great view of the Three Sisters rock formation, Jamison Valley and Mt Solitary.

Echo Point Alt = 929 m
Echo Point is the Blue Mountains' most famous lookout, home to one of the best photo opportunities for the Three Sisters. Visited by over two million tourists each year, this popular spot also serves as the starting point for numerous bush walks of various grades, securing its position as one of the most popular locations in the Blue Mountains.

(3.66 km) Echo Point to Int of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 68 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -1 m
Veer right: From the main lookout area at Echo Point, this walk heads across the concrete, keeping the view to the left, and then follows the concrete ramp down the gentle hill to the intersection of the Queen Elizabeth Lookout path.

(3.73 km) Int of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks to Lady Darley Lookout
Track: Moderate - footpath,bushtrack
Length = 416 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -65 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath heading away from Echo Point, winding through the bush for a short while until coming to the Kedumba View at the information sign, near the end of the footpath.
Turn right: From the Kedumba View, the walk heads off the footpath and follows the bush track, keeping the valley to the left while winding through the bush and along the side of the hill, climbing up to the 'Lady Darley Lookout'.

Lady Darley Lookout Alt = 920 m
Lady Darley Lookout is a moderately-sized, fenced lookout, found on the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout can also be accessed directly by a track from Panorama Drive. There is an information sign describing the view and the traditional naming of the natural features. The panoramic views from the lookout are great, from Kings Tableland on the left to Mount Solitary, Narrow Neck and parts of Scenic World on the far right.

(4.14 km) Lady Darley Lookout to Allambie Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 144 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -19 m
Veer left: From Lady Darley Lookout, the walk heads down the metal staircase to the bush track, which it follows down the long set of wooden steps to the bottom, then continues through the bush until it climbs up a few more wooden steps to the Allambie Lookout.

Allambie Lookout Alt = 910 m
Allambie Lookout is a small, fenced lookout on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout provides an opportunity to enjoy the valley view and the sights of the Three Sisters, Kings Tablelands and Mount Solitary.

(4.29 km) Allambie Lookout to Wollumai Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 99 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -10 m
Continue straight: With the lookout and the valley to the left, the walk follows the bush track, winding along the side of the hill with the cliff's edge visible (down the hill to the left), as the track passes through a patch of tall gum trees and winds up some concrete steps, continuing along through thick scrub to Wollumai Lookout.

Wollumai Lookout Alt = 911 m
Wollumai Lookout is a small, fenced lookout on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout is on a sandstone platform at the base of a cliff, and looks over a much larger drop into the Jamison Valley. There is a bench seat to enjoy the views over the valley, including Mount Solitary, Narrow Neck and glimpses of the Three Sisters.

(4.39 km) Wollumai Lookout to Cliff View Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 235 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -24 m
Continue straight: Keeping the lookout and the valley to the left, the walk follows the bush track through the scrub and across the short wooden walkway, winding past a wooden picnic bench, and continues through the dense scrub until it drops down some wooden steps and comes to Cliff View Lookout.

Cliff View Lookout Alt = 916 m
This large, fenced wheelchair-accessible lookout provides great views over the valley to Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck Plateau. Inside the Blue Mountains National Park, this lookout has a number of signs explaining the surrounding environment - these are also in Braille. This lookout does not view the Three Sisters, but there is a clear view of Orphan Rock and Scenic World.

(4.62 km) Cliff View Lookout to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the eastern Skyway steps
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 54 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: Keeping the valley to the left, this walk follows the footpath winding through the bush for a short while before passing the 'Scrub She-oak' information sign and coming to the intersection with the eastern Scenic Skyway steps.

(4.67 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the eastern Skyway steps to Katoomba Falls Park
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 239 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath as it heads north, winding through the bush and passing some information signs on the left, with a Braille translation for the sight-impaired, as it winds along to the intersection of Cliff Drive at the Katoomba Falls Park.

(4.91 km) Katoomba Falls Park to Katoomba Cascades
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 129 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -17 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads away from the 'Cliff View Lookout' sign, keeping the road on the right of the footpath. The path heads into open parkland, around the edge of the park and down the wooden steps to the bottom, where the walk comes to the Kedumba River crossing, just downstream of the Katoomba Cascades.

Katoomba Cascades Alt = 919 m
Popular with locals and visitors alike, these picturesque cascades are on the Kedumba River. The cascades are nestled in the bend on Cliff Drive, near Katoomba Park. There are stepping stones across the creek at the bottom of the falls and a bench seat in the shade. There are a few small clearings where visitors can sit and enjoy the falls.

Katoomba Cascades Alt = 919 m
Popular with locals and visitors alike, these picturesque cascades are on the Kedumba River. The cascades are nestled in the bend on Cliff Drive, near Katoomba Park. There are stepping stones across the creek at the bottom of the falls and a bench seat in the shade. There are a few small clearings where visitors can sit and enjoy the falls.

(5.04 km) Katoomba Cascades to Kedumba River lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 181 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -22 m
Continue straight: From the cascades, this walk crosses the creek to the western side, where it passes a picnic bench. The track continues downstream, winding through the forest for a short while until climbing up a gentle hill to the Kedumba River lookout.

Kedumba River lookout Alt = 901 m
This unnamed, fenced lookout is at the bend in the track along Kedumba River, at the top of Katoomba Falls. The lookout gives great views across the valley to Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck. There are also glimpses of the Katoomba Falls as it drops away, far into the valley below.

(5.22 km) Kedumba River lookout to Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 59 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -3 m
Veer right: From the intersection at the lookout, the walk follows the bush track going up the hill, keeping the valley to the left. The track soon comes to the intersection with the Solitary lookout track.

(5.28 km) Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Solitary Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 24 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -10 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the wooden steps and along the bush track, winding through the forest for a short while before dropping down some concrete steps to Solitary Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Solitary Lookout Alt = 908 m
This unnamed lookout, near Katoomba falls, looks straight out across the Kedumba Valley to Mount Solitary. Although the Three Sisters are not visible, visitors can see Narrow Neck plateau and Ruined Castle to the right. The lookout is fenced, and there is a chair where you can sit and watch the Scenic Skyway go back and forth.

(5.28 km) Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,footpath
Length = 96 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the hardened footpath, keeping the handrailing on the left as the path begins to wind uphill, climbing up some wooden steps to the top, where it comes to the large clearing at the intersection of the Reids Plateau track and the Katoomba Falls Round Walk.
Turn right: With the Katoomba Falls track to the left and the picnic bench to the right, this walk heads north up the concrete stairs, passing a 'Greenspace Project' sign. The walk comes to the top of the stairs, to the signposted intersection of 'Round Walk' at the back of the small park near the Katoomba Kiosk.

Katoomba Falls Kiosk Alt = 932 m
The Katoomba Falls Kiosk serves a variety of light and healthy meals including breakfast, lunch and Devonshire teas. A drink enjoyed here will add to the experience of any local bushwalk. For more information, phone (02) 4782-4868. More info

(5.38 km) Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to End of wooden footbridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 310 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -13 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Scenic Railway' sign along the hardened bush track, winding along the side of the hill as the track heads through the forest, to the signposted intersection of the Round Walk and the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the only unsignposted bush track up the gentle hill. It winds up the wooden steps, bending around to the left until it flattens out at the intersection with the Scenic World footbridge.

(5.69 km) End of wooden footbridge to Scenic World
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 121 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the wooden footbridge that winds around the back of the Scenic World multi-story car park, to the concrete footpath. The walk continues around the main building, climbing up some concrete steps to the main entrance of Scenic World.

Catch the bus from Scenic World
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Scenic World
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 1.7 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 30 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 30.5 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 30.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Scenic world to Three Sisters Loop via Furber Steps
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5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
28 km (to the WNW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 28 km (to the WNW)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 29 km (to the NNW)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 30 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 35 km (to the NE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Shower or two.
Shower or two.
9.8°C (feels like 9.4°)
0 km/h from the CALM
90% humidity     (as at 22/03:00pm)
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Sat|12°Shower or two.
Sun|13°Shower or two.
Mon|14°Shower or two.
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Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:00 PM
CLOSED AREAS
Advising that Glenbrook Precinct of Blue Mountains National Park has reopened
The Glenbrook Precinct of the Blue Mountains National Park is open including Euroka, The Oaks Fire Trail, Red Hands Cave and lookouts. Vehicle access to Darug campsite in Euroka is restricted due to slippery conditions. The site can still be accessed for day use on foot.
 
Aerial Pest Control (Ends Friday 29 August)

The following areas of the southern Blue Mountains National Park & Kanangra-Boyd National Park will be closed from Tuesday 26th of August 2014 to Thursday 28th of August 2014 (inclusive), for an aerial pest control operation;
- Kowmung River corridor, from Mathesons Creek to Kelpie Pt (Cox's River)
- Colong / Billys Creek & Church Creek Caves
- Limeburners Flat
- Scotts Main Range & Mt Cookem bushwalkers corridor
- Bullnigang, Millnigang & Jooriland Ridges
- Tonalli Tablelands and Broken Rock Range area
-The Cox’s River From Jenolan River to the Kowmung River and the entire length of the Jenolan River.
There will be no access for any persons by any means. The reserve will be re-opened on Friday 29th of August 2014.
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.
Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Fire affected areas remain closed
NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire affected areas in an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
 Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.

Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route
Overcliff track - Wentworth Falls - Overcliff-Undercliff track
The Overcliff Track between Lyrebird and Breakfast Point lookouts remains closed due to storm damage.
The Waratah Native Gardens
The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to the public until Spring 2014 due to major landslip event occurring across the Gorge Walking Track – a full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin).

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