Echo Point to Katoomba Falls

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 30 mins

3.1 km Return

310 m

Moderate track
From one magnificent lookout to more magnificent lookouts of the Jamison Valley this walk just gets better as it heads from the highly popular Echo Point, to Katoomba Falls. Hidden below Katoomba Park these falls are enchanting to watch as the water cascades down the rocks and along the stream. From here, the walk continues for a short distance to another great lookout before returning to Echo Point.

Maps for the Echo Point to Katoomba 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.
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 Echo Point to Katoomba Falls bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Echo Point to Katoomba 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 3.1 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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


Around 990m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 560m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 990m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 560m follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 990m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 560m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 240m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Echo Point to Katoomba Falls walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Echo Point to Katoomba Falls walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Echo Point to Katoomba Falls walk starts and ends at the Echo Point (gps: -33.732682, 150.312)
Your main transport option to Echo Point is by;
Bus. (get details)
Important Note: There is no car transport option to the start of this walk.

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 🙂