Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return

30 mins

892 m Return

69 m

Moderate track
This short walk starts from, and returns to, the Carrington park track head and takes you to the Bridal Veil Lookout, on the western side of the Leura Cascades. This lookout provides you with a spectacular view, just a short stroll from Katoomba. This is a great walk for those keen to start bushwalking. There are a couple of other possible side trips to lookouts along the way.

Maps for the Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return 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 Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return

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 892 m
Time 30 mins

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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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


350m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 80m is flat with no steps. The remaining (25m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 410m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 35m follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 410m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 40m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 420m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 25m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 450m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 250m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 200m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return walk starts and ends at the Carrington Park (gps: -33.720233, 150.31744)
Your transport options to Carrington Park 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 :)