Katoomba Kiosk to base of Katoomba Falls

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs

1.7 km Return

272 m

Hard track
This walk starts from the Katoomba Kiosk, on Cliff Drive, winds down to the bottom of Furber Steps and continues to the base of the Katoomba Falls. There are optional side trips to Katoomba Falls lookout and Vera’s Grotto on the way. By the creek at the base of Katoomba Falls is a great spot to enjoy a packed lunch, before walking back up the hill (alternatively, catch the scenic railway back up).

Maps for the Katoomba Kiosk to base of 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 Katoomba Kiosk to base of Katoomba Falls bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Katoomba Kiosk to base of 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 1.7 km
Time 2 hrs

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 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


370m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 220m is very steep. Whilst another 190m has short steep hills and the remaining 50m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

680m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 130m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (15m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 830m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 800m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 30m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 830m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 800m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 30m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Katoomba Kiosk to base of Katoomba Falls walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Katoomba Kiosk to base of Katoomba Falls walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Katoomba Kiosk to base of Katoomba Falls 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/kktbokf

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 🙂