Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls)

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

1.4 km Return

106 m

Hard track
This walks starts from the spectacular Govetts Leap Lookout and wanders along the cliff tops, before dropping through a creek, to reach the much smaller Barrow lookout, with equally spectacular views. Barrow lookout provides the bonus of clear views of Bridal Veil falls (Govetts Leap brook). You can also see the face of the cliffs below the Leap from this lookout.

Maps for the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) 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.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls)

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 1.4 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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


This whole walk, 700m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 620m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 80m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 620m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 80m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 700m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 700m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 700m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) walk starts and ends at the Govetts Leap Lookout (gps: -33.627964, 150.31135)
Your transport options to Govetts Leap Lookout 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 🙂