Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
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Linda P
Massachusetts503 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We began our hike from Echo Point ending at Scenic World. Make sure you wear proper footwear for this hike/walk. There were plenty of lookouts to enjoy the scenery including the Three Sisters. Make sure to detour to see Katoomba Falls, they were just gorgeous and flowing when we were there. Not a bad hike/walk until we saw a sign for the Furber Steps and decided how bad could it be. We always like to do every aspect of the trails available so we ventured off. Totally unexpected, a stair master marathon for sure. "When will it end" was our mantra. We figured at some point it would level out or we would be at the end. It became a running joke, we were to far in to turn back, so forged onward. Finally we saw the signs for Scenic World, exhausted and relieved, LOL! We took the tram to the top, the incline was insane, thankfully a very quick trip up. When we asked a worker at Scenic World about the steps, her jaw fell open and was amazed we did it, she informed us there were 951 STEPS!!!! OMG. Very impressed she was with us, now we have complete bragging rights that we accomplished the Furber Steps.

A must do in Blue Mountains Park but don't attempt the Furber Steps unless you are in good physical condition.
Written March 24, 2020
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This great walk in the Blue Mountains takes you to the Leura Cascades. This in itself makes the walk worthwhile. There are some sections that get a little steep and after rain it can get a bit slippery. Still it is worth the effort to enjoy this part of the Blue Mountains.
Written November 20, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,788 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Prince Henry Cliffside Walk is a long walking trail, extending from Scenic World, Katoomba, past Echo Point, the Three Sisters and Leura to Gordon Falls Picnic area.
The walk takes you deep into the Australian bushland past some of the most scenic of the Blue Mountains sights. Along the way we passed waterfalls and cascades, panoramic lookouts and viewing platforms built out over the valleys as well as dramatic cliffs and spectacular rock formations.
It is not a circuit and in total, the 7km trail will take at least 3-4 hours.
However you can dip in and out of it, which is what we did. We did two sections on different days.
One day, we did a very short section, starting at Echo Point and heading up and over the cliff towards the Three Sisters.
Another day, we started from the Scenic World car park and walked around towards Wentworth Falls, then returned to Scenic World on the Round Trail.
The track is varied. Mostly it’s a compacted dirt, bushland path, with some stairs and some steep parts. Some sections are pretty rough and narrow and it can get muddy and slippery in patches, especially after wet weather. There is no bush scrambling or rock climbing and overall, there is nothing that is too difficult. The main hazards are tree roots and rocks that can trip up the unwary.
National Parks advise that it is a ‘moderately challenging’ walk which is a pretty fair assessment.
Make sure to take water bottles, a hat and sunscreen (and snacks if you’re doing the whole walk). There’s quite a lot of shade from the tree canopy so for a lot of the time you are not constantly exposed to the sun.
Basic sign-posts appear at various points along the way., particularly at places where tracks intersect or where there’s a small detour to a lookout point. The lookout points are always worth doing.
The signs almost always give an estimate estimate of how long it will take to get to the next main point which is pretty helpful.
We also picked up a map from the Tourist Information Centre (there’s one at Katoomba & Echo Point) and we found that the NSW National Parks website is also a handy resource, with good maps and information.
Written May 23, 2023
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TravelerTrecker
Houston833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
I really enjoyed the visit to the Blue Mountains. It is so easy and cheap to visit them! We took the train from Sydney to Katoomba. Very cheap and reliable. We walk from the train station to the mountains for approximately 20 minutes. Katoomba is a charming town. It was a beautiful day with perfect temperature. You can visit the Blue Mountains for free. The park has many tracks in very good condition. The Prince Harry is one of the tracks. It is very safe and easy to walk. You can walk slowly; you only need comfortable shoes or snickers, sunscreen, a hat, water, and a good camera as the views are fantastic! You could see the Three Sisters, the Echo points and the Katoomba and the Leura falls. You may see many plants, beautiful flowers, and little animals. You can smell the trees. There are many places where you can seat.

Most people go to the Blue Mountains paying organized tours. This is very expensive and not enjoyable. Most organized tours do not walk through the Prince Henry cliff walk. This is wonderful as the Prince Henry Cliff Walk is not crowded at all and it is very relaxing.

We visited at the beginning of September. The day was blue, clear, sunny, and the temperature was perfect (around 20 Celsius, 70 F). There was no fog, there were no clouds.
Written May 6, 2018
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Cassanda
Sydney, Australia24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
It's 7km (one way), but it has several places you can hop on or off. Some sections are really accessible (Echo Point to Three Sisters) and others are much rougher. We walked Katoomba Falls to Leura Cascades picnic area via Leura Falls. Some parts were very wet, muddy and washed out (it hadn't been raining, just seemed to be little creeks and springs), so keep that in mind. The best views and least wet/tricky part was the Katoomba Falls to Three Sisters section. The wettest stretch was around the 'Fern Bower' area (near Solitary restaurant). The trickiest bit was after Solitary restaurant to Leura Falls (much easier to get to the falls from the picnic area).
There are a fair few steps and also drainage ditches that cut the path (about 30cm wide). Some parts have steep drops with no railings. There are lookouts dotted all the way along and also benches (some at lookouts, some not).
It's not a very challenging walk but it did take us a lot longer than we thought it would, when we saw the sign that said "650m to Leura Falls" we thought "almost there!" but it took ages to get there because of all the steps and wet/slippery bits. This is especially important when considering that toilets are few and far between!
Toilets are: near Katoomba Cascades, at Echo Point, and Leura Cascades picnic area (from Echo Point direction, you can shortcut past Solitary restaurant & take the road about 500m straight to the Cascades picnic area! Much easier to get to the falls this way too).
Written July 19, 2017
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Sarah K
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
For the Blue Mountains, we did a very jam-packed day of walks and used the explorer bus to plan our route. The easiest walks are good and steps are involved. The medium walks I have to say, as an experience mountain hiker and walker, are difficult due to huge amounts of steps and climbing involved. Don't overestimate your ability, take breaks and bring water. Getting to below the canopy was a whole new world, and the Bridal veil falls was a beautiful sight. Walking among the forest floor was fantastic but going back up to the top was exhausting. Plan ahead and don't leave it until after 4. Leave 2 hours for this walk. (Leura Cascades to Echo Point or Federal Pass to main rd, Cliff rd)
Written May 28, 2016
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Melissa K
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Easy to access from Echo Point, a leafy, quiet and slightly challenging walk that gives you some great views and allows you to experience the diversity of the flora in the area. Beautiful walk to the cascades where we cooled down after the warm walk. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and take plenty of water if you doing this in Summer.
Written January 14, 2019
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Marc S
Sydney, Australia348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
This popular track is ideal for a family walk. The views are simply stunning and there are many spots to take a break and take in the splendour of the magnificent Blue Mountains. Should you decide that you have had enough, there are several points where you can access the road and catch a bus.
Written July 30, 2017
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johndborg
Sydney, Australia848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Great for a short relaxing walk or for a longer one. Walk towards Leura or Echo Point. Stop along the way at the many lookouts to enjoy world class views.
Written September 12, 2022
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Margaret C
Sydney, Australia516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Lots of walking to enjoy the mountains, the views, the air and the peace. You can walk to Echo Point, join the Giant Stairway or just take short walks to the viewing platforms.
Written February 3, 2021
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