Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2 km Circuit

170 m

Moderate track
This walk is relatively short and takes in some magnificent views. The walk visits Olympian, Bridal Veil View and Tarpeian Lookouts, which are all perched high on top of the cliffs. A great walk, exploring some of the quieter, but still very spectacular, lookouts in the Blue Mountains.

Maps for the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 1.4km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 560m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 950m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 730m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk walk starts and ends at the Cliff Drive (gps: -33.72233, 150.32586)
Your transport options to Cliff Drive are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂