Medlow Bath to the Collosseum

2 hrs 15 mins

3.3 km Return

440 m

Hard track
Along rough bushtracks this track goes from Medlow Bath Railway Station to the cliffs and then under their eaves to a large amphitheatre- The Colloseum. Great views of the Megalong Valley and a fantastic spot to break are the important features of this walk.

Maps for the Medlow Bath to the Collosseum 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.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Medlow Bath to the Collosseum bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Medlow Bath to the Collosseum

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 3.3 km
Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


700m of this walk has short steep hills and another 370m is flat with no steps. Whilst another 320m is very steep and the remaining 280m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

860m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 510m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (300m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 320m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 650m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 1.3km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 320m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 1.2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 510m 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 Medlow Bath to the Collosseum walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Medlow Bath to the Collosseum walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Medlow Bath to the Collosseum walk starts and ends at the Meadlow Bath Railway Station (gps: -33.673633, 150.2807)
Your transport options to Meadlow Bath Railway Station are by;
Train. (get details)
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 :)