Thor Head

2 hrs 30 mins

6.4 km Return

305 m

Very experienced only
The walk to Thor Head has some breathtaking views. The last part of the walk follows a large unfenced cliff line and there is no track for the last 1km. The views along the way are fantastic. If the climb up Thor Head is not for you, the views from the rocky knoll along the cliff line are just as spectacular. If you have some extra time, the optional side trip to Asgard Kiln and Mine are a great way to add some heritage to your walk of breathtaking views.* 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 Thor Head 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.
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Thor Head bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Thor Head

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 6.4 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins

Grade 6/6

Very experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep and difficult scrambles (5/6)
Quality of track Off track (no visible track at times) (6/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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


Around 2.3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 940m is very steep with difficult rock scrambles.

Quality of track

Around 2.3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 940m follows a known route where there is no visible track.


2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 940m Has no directional signs. The remaining (250m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 2.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 940m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 3.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 2.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 940m has no facilities provided.

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Thor Head walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Thor Head walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Thor Head walk starts and ends at the Int. Victoria Falls Rd and Asgard Swamp Trail East (gps: -33.567982, 150.28456)
Your main transport option to Int. Victoria Falls Rd and Asgard Swamp Trail East is by;
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



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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 :)