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The internationally acclaimed Blue Mountains, with it's escarpments and breathtaking scenery, offer some spectacular bush walks of varying lengths.

Depending on which walk you take, there are cascading waterfalls, magnificent panoramas, rainforests and fern-filled gullies, the gorgeous smell of eucalypts, glimpses of wildlife and wonderful flora unique to the area.

Whilst many are sign posted, make sure you let others know where you are going and how long you anticipate being. As weather conditions can change quite dramatically, make sure you take appropriate clothing and water. You can visit the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service - Blue Mountains Walking Tracks for more information.

The Blue Mountains National Park includes more than 240,000 hectares of dissected sandstone plateau, forested river valleys and deep gorges. The Park adjoins Wollemi National Park to the north and Kanangra Boyd National Park to the south west, making it one of the largest natural areas in NSW.

Blue Mountains Scenic Bushwalks

Evans Lookout to Beauchamp Falls
— Distance: 1.5 km Time: 1 hr 30 mins
• Start Neates Glen, walk to Evans Lookout, medium walk.
Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap
— Distance: 3 km one way Time: 1 hr
• Start Neates Glen (Evans Lookout Road) Blackheath, walk to Evans Lookout. Easy walk.
Fairfax Track
— Distance: 3 km Time 1 hr 30 mins
• Start Heritage Centre (Govetts leap Road) Blackheath, walk to Evans Lookout. Medium walk.
Giant Stairway-Dardanelles Pass (Prince Henry Cliff Walk)
— Distance: 5 km Time: 4 hrs
• Start Echo Point, hard walk.
Bushwalking - Blue Mountains
Giant Stairway to Scenic Railway
— Distance 5 km Time: 3 hrs
• Start Echo Point, medium walk.
Govetts Leap to Pulpit Rock
— Distance: 2 km Time: 1 hr 30 mins
• Start Govetts Leap, medium walk.
Gordon Falls to Leura Cascades
— Distance: 2 km Time: 1 hr
Grand Canyon
— Distance: 5 km, Time: 4 hrs
• Start Neates Glen (Evans Lookout Road) Blackheath. Medium walk.
Leura Cascades
— Distance: 3 km Time: 3 hrs
• Start Leura Cascades, hard walk.
Lyrebird Dell
— Distance: 2 km return Time: 2 hrs
• Start Gordon Falls, medium walk.
Minnehaha Falls
— Distance: 2.7 km return walk from the carpark to the Falls.
• Located in north Katoomba is Minnehaha Reserve, home to Minnehaha Falls. The falls are on Yosemite Creek, above Katoomba Creek junction, and accessible to walkers. Medium walk, with some steep steps.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
— Distance 2 km Time: 1 hr
• Start Echo Point, easy walk.
Rain Forest (Furber Steps) to Scenic Railway
— Distance: 2 km Time: 1 hr
• Start Echo Point, easy walk.
Round Walk
— Distance: 1 km return
• Start Katoomba Falls Kiosk, medium walk.
Scenic Railway to Ruined Castle
— Distance: 12 km return Time: 7 hrs
• Medium walk.
Three Sisters
— Distance: 1 km return Time: 30 mins
• Easy walk.
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• There are a number of National Parks Discovery Walks both day and night, to experience. Contact any of the local visitor centres or the National Parks and Wildlife Heritage Centre, Blackheath.

Bush walks are detailed on the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service under the Blue Mountains National Park Walking tracks and the Blue Mountains Tourism Bushwalking Guide (pdf format).

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