Solitary Restaurant to Fossil Rock


15 mins

150 m Return

19 m

Moderate track
This short walk starts at Solitary Restaurant on Cliff Drive, and soon arrives at the lookout at Fossil Rock, with great views down the valley. If you are feeling a bit more energetic, there is an optional side trip to Bridal Veil Lookout, giving great views of the Bridal Veil waterfall. This walk can be topped off with a snack from the kiosk back up on the road.

Maps for the Solitary Restaurant to Fossil Rock 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 Solitary Restaurant to Fossil Rock bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Solitary Restaurant to Fossil Rock

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 150 m
Time 15 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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

Around 50m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 25m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 75m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 75m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 50m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 25m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 75m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 75m 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 Solitary Restaurant to Fossil Rock walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Solitary Restaurant to Fossil Rock walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Solitary Restaurant to Fossil Rock walk starts and ends at the Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk (gps: -33.721565, 150.31952)
Your transport options to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk 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 :)