Scenic World down Furber Steps to Narrow Neck loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

5 hrs

6.8 km Circuit

769 m

Hard track
This walk starts from the popular Scenic World tourist spot. The walk winds down into the Jamison Valley via the Furber steps, heads west around the edge of the valley, past the landslide, and climbs the Golden Stairs, before returning to Scenic World along the roads. This is a great day walk, providing access to some nice, optional side trips. As an alternative to the walk down, you can take the popular Scenic Railway down into the Jamison Valley.

Maps for the Scenic World down Furber Steps to Narrow Neck loop 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 Scenic World down Furber Steps to Narrow Neck loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scenic World down Furber Steps to Narrow Neck loop

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 6.8 km
Time 5 hrs

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 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


4.9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 860m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 760m is very steep and the remaining 310m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3.4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 550m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 40m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


Around 4.2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.8km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 3.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Scenic World down Furber Steps to Narrow Neck loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Scenic World down Furber Steps to Narrow Neck loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Scenic World down Furber Steps to Narrow Neck loop walk starts and ends at the Scenic World (gps: -33.728585, 150.30096)
Your transport options to Scenic World 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 🙂