Victoria Falls


2 hrs

3.1 km Return

431 m

Hard track
The Victoria Falls walk is a great way to get up close to an amazing cascade. The walk explores the top and bottom of the falls, with the chance to climb behind Victoria Falls. This walk heads down into a section of the Grose Valley from the end of Victoria Falls Rd. Although there is no where to swim, the shady track and spray from the waterfall is refreshing on a warm day.

Maps for the Victoria Falls 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 Victoria Falls bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Victoria Falls

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 3.1 km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 1.4km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 140m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 1.4km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 120m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

1.4km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 100m is clearly signposted. The remaining (60m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 160m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 100m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (15m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Victoria Falls walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Victoria Falls walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Victoria Falls walk starts and ends at the Victoria Falls Rd car park (gps: -33.573667, 150.29213)
Your main transport option to Victoria Falls Rd car park 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

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/vf


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 :)