|Rock Hill||1:25 000 Map Series||89312N ROCK HILL||NSW-89312N|
|Wallerawang||1:100 000 Map Series||8931 WALLERAWANG||8931|
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Short steep hills (3/6)|
|Quality of track||Rough unclear track (5/6)|
|Signs||No directional signs (5/6)|
|Experience Required||Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)|
|Weather||Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)|
|Infrastructure||No facilities provided (5/6)|
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
This whole walk, 2.2km has short steep hills.
900m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 780m follows a rough unclear track. The remaining (510m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 1.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 780m Has no directional signs.
900m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 780m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (510m) requires some bushwalking experience.
Around 1.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 780m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.
Around 1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 780m has no facilities provided.
1.9 km One way
One of the most popular and famous tracks near Lithgow, the Glow Worm Tunnel Walk goes through a spectacular old railway tunnel. With thousands of glow worms along the sides and roof of the tunnel, a fascinating effect of the stars is produced. Remember, that it is necessary to be quiet so as not to disturb the glow worms. A torch is required – the tunnel is pretty long and it gets really dark in the middle.
Total climbing: 0m
2.9 km Return
1 hr 45 mins
With a steam train ride from the end of the walk back to the start, the Zig-Zag Railway Walk is a very interesting one. Climbing to the ridges above the railway, this walk offers walkers the opportunity to watch the train as it puffs and hoots it’s way from Clarence Station to Bottom Points Station. And that’s even before you have a chance to get on the train and rest all the way back to the start, or alternatively retrace your steps back.
Total climbing: 245m
4.6 km Return
1 hr 45 mins
The walk to the Asgard Kiln and Mine is a great, quick trip which passes through some interesting swamp environments. The track does not get bogged in the swamp but passes along a dry service trail and bush track. The Asgard Kiln and Mine is well worth the visit, but don’t forget to take a torch!
Total climbing: 221m
5.6 km Return
Pyramid Shaped Rock, is a rock shaped (somewhat) like a pyramid. It is a great place to camp the night, with a flat clear area for your tent, or a nice place to stop for lunch on a day trip. The rock is adjacent to a swamp with water (normally), and the rock’s proximity to Thor and Asgard Head walks makes it a great base camp. For another adventure, the side trip to Asgard Kiln and Mine are well worth the trip if you’re staying overnight.
Total climbing: 154m
4.2 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
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.
Total climbing: 305m
6.4 km Return
2 hrs 30 mins
Very experienced only
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.
Total climbing: 431m
3.1 km Return
This walk explores a fantastic section of the Grose Valley. Starting above Victoria Falls, the walk explores the cascades before dropping into the valley for the first nights rest at Burra Korain campsite. The walk then heads down through the valley to the Blue Gum Forest before camping at Acacia Flats for the night. On the last day the walk heads up Govetts Creek, past Bridal Falls and Govetts Leap, then follows Pope’s Glen to the station. The distance each day allows time to stop, explore and enjoy the fantastic scenery.
Total climbing: 1580m
22.5 km One way
This short, return walk takes you to the lookout above Victoria Falls. Despite the name, the lookout does not view Victoria Falls, but instead gives a magnificent view over the Grose Valley and the surrounding cliffs. There are better lookouts closer to Blackheath, but if you’re in the area this very short walk is worthwhile for the view.
Total climbing: 15m
206 m Return
This long day-walk follows a remote track down from Victoria Falls lookout, passing the waterfall, and into the Grose Valley, to the famous Blue Gum Forest, a scenic and historic highlight of this area. From the Blue Gum Forest, the walk climbs steeply to finish at Perry’s Lookdown. You will need to organise a car shuttle, or a taxi for this walk.
Total climbing: 1102m
13.8 km One way
This is a fantastic overnight walk with a sleep in Acacia Flats camping area. The Grose Valley, with its views of the Grose River and surrounding cliffs, gives a dramatic backdrop during most of this walk. The climbs up and down the valley give an appreciation of the scale of it all. Public transport options are available at the end of the walk, but you will need a lift to the start.
Total climbing: 1561m
22.2 km One way
This is a magnificent overnight walk, allowing time to really explore the area. Enjoying views of Victoria Falls and other cascades makes a great way to start this walk. The campsite of Burra Korain Flats is not as popular as Acacia Flats, enhancing the serenity of the Grose Valley. The walk out via Pierces Pass is steep, with the great views encouraging regular photo stops (especially when you need an excuse to catch your breath).
Total climbing: 854m
8.9 km One way
If you can organise the car shuttle or taxi, this is a great day walk. The track descends from the walls of Pierces Pass into another world along the Grose River, with its tall Blue Gum Forest. The optional side trip to Acacia Flats provides a great place to stop for lunch, and a toilet stop, before climbing up to the brilliant views from Perrys Lookdown.
Total climbing: 774m
10.4 km One way
5 hrs 30 mins