Leura Cascades Circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

844 m Circuit

62 m

Moderate track
Following Leura Creek down to a beautiful small waterfall, this is one of the prettiest short walks in the Leura area. Sit under the overhang and watch as the falls cascade down around you, then climb to great views of the Leura cliffline, before this circuit track leads back to the park.

Maps for the Leura Cascades Circuit 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 Leura Cascades Circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Leura Cascades Circuit

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 844 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


540m of this walk has short steep hills and another 260m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (45m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 660m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 180m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 820m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 20m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 660m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 180m requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 670m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 170m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 520m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 330m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Leura Cascades Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Leura Cascades Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Leura Cascades Circuit walk starts and ends at the Leura Cascades Picnic Area (gps: -33.719623, 150.3224)
Your transport options to Leura Cascades Picnic Area 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/lcc

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 🙂