4 hrs

3.8 km Return

652 m

Experienced only
Vera Falls track takes experienced walkers to the end of the Valley of the Waters. The last half of this track is indistinct and rough in places, following a historic route. Vera Falls is a spectacular waterfall that can be viewed from the top or bottom. This track may become impassable after rain. A hot chocolate at Conservation Hut can be a nice way to finish off this walk.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Vera Falls Track 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 Vera Falls Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Vera Falls Track

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 3.8 km
Time 4 hrs

Grade 5/6

Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 750m is very steep. The remaining (140m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

1.1km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 590m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 190m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 55m follows a smooth and hardened path.


680m of this walk is clearly signposted and another 620m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (590m) Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

920m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 590m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (380m) requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 1km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 870m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


920m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 590m has no facilities provided. The remaining (390m) 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 Vera Falls Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Vera Falls Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Vera Falls Track walk starts and ends at the Conservation Hut (gps: -33.720216, 150.3629)
Your transport options to Conservation Hut are by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Bus. (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/vft

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 🙂