45 mins

854 m Circuit

52 m

Hard track
A great walk exploring the upper section of Furber Steps. Starting at the Katoomba Kiosk, this walk visits Witches Leap, Juliets Balcony and Vanimans Lookout to loop back to the Kiosk. There are great views down the Kedumba Valley and of many of the surrounding features. A well shaded walk with some pleasant rain forest areas along a well signposted track. There are plenty of stairs, mostly with handrails.

Maps for the Round 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 Round Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Round 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 854 m
Time 45 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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


450m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 200m has short steep hills. Whilst another 110m is very steep and the remaining 100m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

450m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 370m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (40m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


This whole walk, 850m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 710m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 150m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 850m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 770m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 90m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Round Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Round Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Round Walk walk starts and ends at the Katoomba Falls Kiosk (gps: -33.726453, 150.304)
Your transport options to Katoomba Falls Kiosk 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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/rw

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 🙂