Carrington Park to Leura Forest return

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 30 mins

2.3 km Return

432 m

Hard track
This walk starts from Carrington Park and winds down into the valley below, to Leura Forest. Leura Forest was a pleasure ground in years gone by, and now boasts a nice little picnic area with a shelter, picnic tables and seats. This is a great spot for lunch. Take some time to explore the forest before climbing back up the valley the way you came.

Maps for the Carrington Park to Leura Forest 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 Leura Forest return bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Carrington Park to Leura Forest 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 2.3 km
Time 1 hr 30 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 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


900m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 200m is very steep. The remaining (65m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

690m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 410m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 35m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 20m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 910m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 250m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 150m 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 Leura Forest return walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Carrington Park to Leura Forest return walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Carrington Park to Leura Forest 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 🙂