15 mins

432 m Return

31 m

Easy track
This short walk starts from Cliff Rd in Leura and heads out to Tarpeian Rock Lookout, crossing over Prince Henry Cliff Walk. The lookout provides breathtaking views down the Jamison Valley and along the Kings Tableland to Mount Solitary. The floor of the lookout is interesting in it’s own right, with fascinating circular pattens.

Maps for the Tarpeian Rock 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 Tarpeian Rock bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Tarpeian Rock

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 432 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 170m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 50m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 220m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 220m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 220m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 220m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 220m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Tarpeian Rock walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Tarpeian Rock walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Tarpeian Rock walk starts and ends at the Cliff Drive (gps: -33.72233, 150.32586)
Your transport options to Cliff Drive 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/tr

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 🙂