Fairfax Heritage Track


45 mins

1.9 km One way

17 m

Very easy
The Fairfax Heritage Track is an easy stroll, and wheelchair accessible walk, through the a lovely open forest. The walk leads from the NPWS visitor information centre downhill to the stunning views from George Phillips and Govetts Leap lookouts. There are bench seats to rest on and wonderful sheltered picnic areas at the lookouts. Parking and toilets at the start and end.

Maps for the Fairfax Heritage 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 Fairfax Heritage Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Fairfax Heritage Track

Accessibility summary information for the Fairfax Heritage Track

Parking: There are 2 designated accessible parking areas on this walk. They are 1770m apart.
Toilets: There are 2 designated accessible toilets on this walk. They are 1840m apart.
Seats: There are 8 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 260m apart, with a maximum gap of 440m.
Hazards: There are 2 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard A 5 to 10cm step between carpark and track. Access is between bollards that are 110cm apart. Found about 1760m into the walk.
      Wheelchair Rough This walk leads through a gravel carpark for about 60m. The surface in unevean and erroded in places. The gravel is mostly compressed but the surface may soften after prolonged rain. Found about 1790m into the walk.

Accessibility Details


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 1.9 km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 1/6



Very easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
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

Gradient

This whole walk, 1.9km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.9km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.9km 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 Fairfax Heritage Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Fairfax Heritage Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Fairfax Heritage Track walk starts at the NPWS Heritage Centre car park (gps: -33.630772, 150.30684)
Your transport options to NPWS Heritage Centre car park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Fairfax Heritage Track ends at the Govetts Leap Lookout (gps: -33.627973, 150.31134)
Your transport options to Govetts Leap Lookout 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

Comments

 


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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 :)