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Govetts Leap falls (Bridal Veil falls)

Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km ENE of Blackheath
Length: 1.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 106 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 106 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walks starts from the spectacular Govetts Leap Lookout and wanders along the cliff tops, before dropping through a creek, to reach the much smaller Barrow lookout, with equally spectacular views. Barrow lookout provides the bonus of clear views of Bridal Veil falls (Govetts Leap brook). You can also see the face of the cliffs below the Leap from this lookout. (open in app)


There are closures in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
SEVERE (Total Fire Ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls)

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls)
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Govetts Leap Lookout
Braeside Walk North
Starting point for this hiking track: Govetts Leap Lookout

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Bridal Veil Falls from Govetts Leap Lookout
 
Bridal Veil Falls from Govetts Leap Lookout +
 
Grose Valley from Govetts Leap Lookout
 
Grose Valley from Govetts Leap Lookout +
 
Bridal Veil Falls from Govetts Leap Lookout
 
Bridal Veil Falls from Govetts Leap Lookout +

 
Clifftop track east of Govetts Leap
 
Clifftop track east of Govetts Leap +
 
Between Govetts leap and Govetts Leap Brook
 
Between Govetts leap and Govetts Leap Brook +
 
View of Pulpit Rock From Govetts
 
View of Pulpit Rock From Govetts +

 
Govetts Leap Brook
 
Govetts Leap Brook +
 
Looking up at the track intersection from Govetts Brook
 
Looking up at the track intersection from Govetts Brook +
 
Top of Govetts Leap falls
 
Top of Govetts Leap falls +

 
Track bellow Barrows Lookout
 
Track bellow Barrows Lookout +
 
Govetts Leap Falls from Barrows Lookout
 
Govetts Leap Falls from Barrows Lookout +
 
Well earned rest at Barrows Lookout
 
Well earned rest at Barrows Lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.4km
Time 1 Hr
.


Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 700m is very steep.

Quality of track
Around 620m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 80m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 620m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 80m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 700m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 700m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 700m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Govetts Leap Lookout
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Govetts Leap Lookout
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Govetts Leap Lookout Alt = 975 m
Govetts Leap Lookout is named after the first white man to have come to the spot, William Govett, as an assistant surveyor in June 1831. Govetts Leap Lookout offers scenic views over the Grose Valley and the spectacular Bridal Falls. The lookout is easily accessed from the car park, which has toilets and picnic facilities.

(0 km) Govetts Leap Lookout to Braeside Walk North
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 621 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -82 m
From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill, following the sign to 'Evans Lookout' and keeping the Grose Valley below on the left. The track rises for approximately 400m and then heads down the hillside. The walk zigzags down the hill, with stairs, and then crosses a creek with cement steppingstones, coming to a signposted intersection on the other side.

(0.62 km) Braeside Walk North to Barrow Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 79 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the winding stairs towards the cliffs. The soon comes to the railed Barrow Lookout, where there is a bench seat.

Barrow Lookout Alt = 910 m
Barrow Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks down to Govetts Leap falls and across the Grose Valley. The lookout is fenced and has a bench seat to rest.

Catch the bus from Govetts Leap Lookout
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Govetts Leap Lookout
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 9.4 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 9.8 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 21.6 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 22.2 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 32.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls).
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls)
Click to re-center search
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 21 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
29 km (to the WSW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 29 km (to the WSW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 30 km (to the ENE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 32 km (to the ESE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a SEVERE rating and Total Fire Ban in place. (Downloaded 13 minutes ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Very hot. Possible afternoon shower.
Very hot. Possible afternoon shower.
28.9°C (feels like 24.4°)
22 km/h from the W
27% humidity     (as at 23/09:00am)
Sun      36°Very hot. Possible afternoon shower.
Mon18°|29°Showers. Becoming windy.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 23rd of November 2014 11:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877; open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW national parks safety page.
Lower Blue Mountains closures
Some areas of this park are closed due to dangerous fire weather conditions. Areas included are:
  • Murphys Glen
  • The Oaks trail beyond the helipad turnoff affecting:
    • The Oaks Picnic Area
    • Red Hands Cave Trail and picnic area (Red Hands Cave Walking Track remains open at the Causeway)
    • Pisgah Rock Track
    • Jack Evans Track
    • Machins Crater
    • Nepean Lookout
Woodford Oaks Trail remains open for cyclists/walkers unless otherwise advised. This closure will remain until at least 8am Monday 24th November and may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Locations affected: Jack Evans walking track, Murphys Glen campground, Glenbrook - Nepean lookout, Red Hands Cave
Mount Banks walking and cycling track
Some areas of this park are closed due to fire damage unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877; open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW national parks safety page.
Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route
Three Sisters walking track closure - Three Sisters - Honeymoon Bridge
Three Sisters track will be closed from Echo Point to the start of the Giant Stairway for major upgrade works to improve facilities for visitors. Works will commence from Monday 24 November 2014 and will be ongoing for the next 6 months. Access to the Giant Stairway, and Prince Henry Cliff walk to Leura is open. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Waratah Native Gardens
Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across Gorge walking track. Closed areas include The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park.
A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin). This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Warrimoo area
Some areas of this park are closed due to a bushfire in the Warrimoo area. The Florabella Pass and Pippas Pass walking tracks are currently closed. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
FIRE BAN
A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Sunday 23 November. Future bans will also apply.)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Sunday 23 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire

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Sean and Lauren - So worth it! IP:122.149.45.xxx | 2011-09-23 05:33:49
Its a long way down, and even longer coming back up, but you get refreshing showers from mini falls along the way.
We even paddled at the bottom of the falls (In September) and it was chilly but very refreshing.

You need to be pretty fit though, those stairs are steep and often slippery and precarious.
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