Scenic World to Katoomba Falls Lookout

2 hrs

1.2 km Return

146 m

Hard track
This walk starts from Scenic World and winds part way down the Furber Steps and along a small, well travelled side track to the Katoomba Falls lookout. Providing great views, and plenty of visitor information at Scenic World, this is a great walk for those who like waterfalls, ferns and grottos, and don’t mind steps.

Maps for the Scenic World to Katoomba Falls Lookout 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.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Scenic World to Katoomba Falls Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scenic World to Katoomba Falls Lookout

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 1.2 km
Time 2 hrs

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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


270m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 120m is flat with no steps. Whilst another 110m is very steep and the remaining 95m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

310m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 230m follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 40m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 15m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 540m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 50m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 400m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 200m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 590m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 530m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 65m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Scenic World to Katoomba Falls Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Scenic World to Katoomba Falls Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Scenic World to Katoomba Falls Lookout walk starts and ends at the Scenic World (gps: -33.728585, 150.30096)
Your transport options to Scenic World 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



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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 :)