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Martins Lookout Loop Walk
Time: 6 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.3 km E of Springwood
Length: 13.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 13.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 842 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 842 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk offers a magnificent way to explore the Sassafras Gully, enjoying the lush valleys and deep bushland, as well as the panoramic Martins Lookout. This walk has much to offer, with many views to impress before returning to Springwood Train Station. (open in app)


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HIGH (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Martins Lookout Loop Walk

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Springwood Station
No. 18 Sassafras Gully Rd
Int. Sassafras Gully and Road trks
Int. Victory and Sassafras Gully Trks
Int. Glenbrook Ck and Wiggins Trk
Int. at junction of Sassafras Ck and Glenbrook Ck camping area
Perch Ponds camping area
Int. Martins Lookout Short and Long Trks
Martins camping area
Int. Martins Lookout and Bunyan Lookout Trk
Int. Martins Lookout and Bunyan Lookout Trk
Martins Lookout
Int. Martins Lookout and Short Trks
Int. Martins Lookout Short and Long Trks
Perch Ponds camping area
Int. Martins Falls and Magdala Ck trks
Int. Martins Falls and Magdala Ck trks
Int. Magdala Ck and Magdala Falls trks
Int. Magdala Ck and Batman Cres Trk
Int. Lawsons Lookout Trk and Fairy Dell Trk
Int. Lawsons Lookout Trk and Fairy Dell Trk
Int. Fairy Dell and Picnic Point Tracks
Int. Fairy Dell and Picnic Point Tracks
Fairy Dell Reserve picnic area
Int. Springwood Ave and Fairy Dell Reserve
Starting point for this hiking track: No. 18 Sassafras Gully Rd

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Photo Gallery

 
Track away from Sassafras Gully Rd
 
Track away from Sassafras Gully Rd +
 
Bushtrack down into Sassafras Gully
 
Bushtrack down into Sassafras Gully +
 
Morning light above the canopy
 
Morning light above the canopy +

 
Sassafras Gully Track
 
Sassafras Gully Track +
 
Leaf fountain
 
Leaf fountain +
 
Sassafras and Victory Track intersection
 
Sassafras and Victory Track intersection +

 
Wiggins Track intersection
 
Wiggins Track intersection +
 
Logs in clearing
 
Logs in clearing +
 
Water running over rocks, Sassafras Creek
 
Water running over rocks, Sassafras Creek +

 
Clearing of Perch Ponds camping area
 
Clearing of Perch Ponds camping area +
 
Signs below Martins Lookout
 
Signs below Martins Lookout +
 
Martins camping area
 
Martins camping area +

 
Glenbrook Ck below Martins Lookout
 
Glenbrook Ck below Martins Lookout +
 
Track below Martins Lookout
 
Track below Martins Lookout +
 
Signpost to Bunyan and Martins lookouts
 
Signpost to Bunyan and Martins lookouts +

 
Martins Lookout
 
Martins Lookout +
 
Plaque at Martin's Lookout
 
Plaque at Martin's Lookout +
 
Rocky outcrop near Martin's Lookout
 
Rocky outcrop near Martin's Lookout +

 
Track to Martins Falls
 
Track to Martins Falls +
 
Martins Falls
 
Martins Falls +
 
Track in Magdala Gully
 
Track in Magdala Gully +

 
New growth in Magdala Gully
 
New growth in Magdala Gully +
 
Magdala Gully track below cliffs
 
Magdala Gully track below cliffs +
 
Magdala Gully below cliffs
 
Magdala Gully below cliffs +

 
Rocky steps down Magdala Gully
 
Rocky steps down Magdala Gully +
 
Track down Magdala Gully
 
Track down Magdala Gully +
 
Fairy Dell Reserve car park
 
Fairy Dell Reserve car park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Martins Lookout Loop Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Martins Lookout Loop Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Martins Lookout Loop Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Martins Lookout Loop Walk bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 14km
Time 6 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
6km of this walk is very steep and another 6km has short steep hills. Whilst another 1.5km is flat with no steps and the remaining 150m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
7km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 4.8km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1.6km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 4.8km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (1.7km) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 14km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 14km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 5km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (2.1km) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Springwood Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Springwood Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus to Springwood Station
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive to Springwood Station
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
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Springwood Alt = 369 m
Springwood, along the Great Western Highway, is the second largest town in the Blue Mountains[1]. Springwood also takes the title for the oldest railway station in the Blue Mountains[2]. There are a variety of shops in Springwood, with quite a few cafes, bakeries and two historic hotels. Springwood was named by Governor Macquarie, when his wife and he stopped for water from a deep glen spring, in 1815[3]. It seems aptly named, with many springs and creeks leading away from the ridge at Springwood, including Sassafras Gully, Magdala Creek and Glenbrook Creek. More info

(0 km) Springwood Station to No. 18 Sassafras Gully Rd
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 1.19 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -38 m
From Springwood Station, the walk crosses the pedestrian crossing and turns right, passing the shop fronts. The walk continues along Macquarie Rd and turns left onto Homedale St. At the bottom of Homedale St, the walk turns right onto Valley Rd, and then left onto Sassafras Gully Rd. The walk continues to the bottom of Sassafras Gully Rd, in front of house number 18.

(1.19 km) No. 18 Sassafras Gully Rd to Int. Victory and Sassafras Gully Trks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.4 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -186 m
Veer left: From the end of Sassafras Gully Rd, the walk heads down the hill along the fenceline of house No. 18. The walk passes two signs for 'Sassafras Gully' as it winds to the right at a rock outcrop and down to an unsignposted intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads down the hill, keeping the rock outcrop on the left. The walk passes a track on the left (which heads over the rock outcrop) and turns down the hill. As the walk winds down the hill, a few smaller tracks are passed before nearing a creek. The walk crosses the creek a few times as it heads down the gully to a larger creek junction. The walk crosses the junction, then follows the larger gully, soon coming to a 'Sassafras Gully Rd' sign (pointing back the way you came)[4].

(2.59 km) Int. Victory and Sassafras Gully Trks to Perch Ponds camping area
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 3.1 km Time = 1 hr 5 mins
Climb = 80 m Descent = -147 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads down across the creek in the direction of the 'To Wiggins Track' sign[5]. The walk winds along the hillside, keeping the creek on the right, passing a blue track marker[6] which directs the walk to the other side of the creek. The walk now keeps the creek on the left as it winds up to a 'Perch Ponds, Springwood Stn' sign[7].
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the direction of the 'Perch Ponds' sign[8] across the hillside. The walk soon nears the creek on the left, then undulates above it for a short while. The track crosses a steeply banked creek junction, then continues following the main creek (which is on the left). The walk stays near this creek, coming into a campground clearing with large boulders.
Continue straight: From the campground clearing, the walk exits the clearing, keeping the main creek to the right, and immediately crosses a side creek. The walk keeps the main creek on the right as it slowly climbs the hillside. The track then heads downhill, passing under a few rock overhangs and soon entering the campground clearing of 'Perch Ponds'.

Perch Ponds Campsite Alt = 138 m
Perch Ponds is a lovely waterhole, with a clearing suitable to pitch a tent, located at the junction of Magdala Creek and Glenbrook Creeks. The meeting of the two creek provides a relaxing sound of rushing water and a cool spot to rest on warmer days. The campsite is a flat area above the pool marked with a fire scar. A great shady and quiet area for a camp. There are no facilities and water from the creek needs to be treated.

(5.69 km) Perch Ponds camping area to Martins camping area
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.17 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 51 m Descent = -67 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the direction of the 'Martins Lookout' sign across the campground clearing to an arrow bolted to a tree. The walk follows this arrow down the hill and across the creek, and then follows creek, keeping it on the right. The walk leads up the hill away from the creek to a signposted intersection for 'Martins Lookout'.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows direction of the 'Long Track' sign, down the hill. The track winds down near the creek and passes a sandy beach access before soon entering a second clearing.

Martins campsite Alt = 122 m
Martins campsite is an unofficial camping area beside Glenbrook Creek. The camping area is a sandy clearing, opposite cliffs on the other bank. The camping area is situated below Martins Lookout, with Bunyan Lookout up the ridge on the opposite hillside. A quiet and shaded location which can give a great night's sleep.

(6.86 km) Martins camping area to Int. Martins Lookout and Bunyan Lookout Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 230 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -14 m
Turn left: From the fireplace, the walk heads along the creek bank, keeping the creek near and on the right. The walk then tends left, up the hill to the intersection and pole without a sign.

(7.09 km) Int. Martins Lookout and Bunyan Lookout Trk to Bunyan Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 959 m Time = 38 mins
Climb = 222 m Descent = -25 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bunyan Lkt' post down the stairs. The walk soon meets the creek and turns left, following the creek for a short distance before crossing at an opening in the shrubs around the creek. From here, the walk follows the cairns (rock stacks) across creek flats before climbing the hill to the base of a small cliff line. At one point beneath the cliff line, the walk ducks through a hole in the rock, then winds up through boulders, following more cairns. The walk continues up the hill, passing through a few more rocky outcrops to reach the informal, unfenced Bunyan Lookout, in a clearing near the cliff line.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Bunyan Lookout Alt = 318 m
Bunyan Lookout is an large, unfenced sandstone platform overlooking the Glenbrook Creek valley. Behind the lookout, there is a small sandy clearing, big enough for a few tents. The lookout spans across Glenbrook Creek and sandstone cliffs of the valley.

(7.09 km) Int. Martins Lookout and Bunyan Lookout Trk to Martins Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 525 m Time = 26 mins
Climb = 180 m Descent = -2 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk heads up the stairs and soon begins zigzagging up the hillside for a short time, coming to be under a cliff line. The track heads up stairs which head through the cliffs and winds steeply up to the next set of stairs. The track heads under many wonderful rock overhangs, as it winds its way using stairs to come up to Martins Lookout.

Martins Lookout Alt = 299 m
Martin's Lookout is an unfenced view on the rim of the plateau, south of Valley Heights. There are views across and up the Glenbrook Creek, and to the Lost Worlds lookout (on the opposite cliffs) which features a small white crucifix. This cross is in memory of Rev. Raymer who was an avid bushwalker in the area. The plaque in the rock at Martin's Lookout is directly opposite this cross.

(7.62 km) Martins Lookout to Int. Martins Falls and Magdala Ck trks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.71 km Time = 1 Hr
Climb = 160 m Descent = -273 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads away from the cliff edge, keeping the view on the left. The walk continues along the hillside and comes to a three-way marked with a pole (without a sign- on the left).
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads towards the bottom of the rocky outcrop. The track heads across the hillside under the rocky outcrop and then turns left, descending the hill steeply. The walk winds down the hill for a short time to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the direction of the 'Springwood Stn Via...' sign across the hillside. The walk keeps the valley to the left as it winds down near the creek, on the left. The walk continues down across the creek to immediately lead up the hill into the clearing of Perch Ponds. The walk crosses the clearing to the signs at the other side.
Turn right: From Perch Ponds, the walk follows the 'Magdala Gully-Fairy Dell' sign[9], up the hill. The track winds up the hillside for a short time, keeping the creek on the right, then comes to a 'Martins Falls' sign[10].

(9.33 km) Int. Martins Falls and Magdala Ck trks to Behind Martins Falls
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 29 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads to the left of the 'Martins Falls' sign (towards the falls). The walk skirts around the edge of the valley, coming under the rock overhang of the falls, and then arriving behind the falls.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Martins Falls Alt = 185 m
Martins Falls are at a rock overhang on Magdala Creek, near Springwood, almost 400m upstream from the Glenbrook Creek junction. The water falls off a rock platform, over the overhang into a large pond. There is a faint track leading behind the falls, giving a different perspective of the pond and falls - extra care is required. This is a lovely area to enjoy the cool temperatures on warmer days, and is more spectacular after recent rain.

(9.33 km) Int. Martins Falls and Magdala Ck trks to Int. Lawsons Lookout Trk and Fairy Dell Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 3.54 km Time = 1 hr 14 mins
Climb = 206 m Descent = -105 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads up the gully, keeping the creek to the right. The track winds for a short time, passing a few rocky overhangs as it climbs to a 'Magdala Falls' sign.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk keeps the valley on the right as it heads up the hill. The walk winds up the hill, crossing the creek after some time. The walk continues up the hill, now with the creek on the left, to an intersection, with arrows engraved in the rock.
Turn left : From the intersection engraved with arrows[11], the walk heads down across the creek. The track then keeps the Magdala Creek on the left before crossing for the first of many times. The walk continues up along Magdala Creek and crosses a rock shelf below some small falls, coming to a 'Lawson's Lookout' sign[12].

(12.86 km) Int. Lawsons Lookout Trk and Fairy Dell Trk to Lawsons Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 407 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -11 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the direction of the 'Lawsons Lookout' signs[13], up the hill. The track heads up to a rocky outcrop, where the track turns back on itself and steps through some bushes to the rocky surface of the lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Lawsons Lookout Alt = 316 m
Lawsons Lookout, in Springwood, Blue Mountains, is an unfenced rockshelf overlooking the wonderful Magdala Creek valley. The lookout is most easily accessed from Raymond Rd.

(12.86 km) Int. Lawsons Lookout Trk and Fairy Dell Trk to Int. Fairy Dell and Picnic Point Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 135 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the direction of the 'Springwood Station' sign[14] up the hill, keeping the creek on the left of the track. The track stays close to the creek as it climbs the hill, soon coming to a signposted intersection next to the bridge.

(13 km) Int. Fairy Dell and Picnic Point Tracks to Picnic Point
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 163 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk crosses the bridge, following the 'Picnic Point' signs[15]. The walk immediately climbs many stairs which wind up to a the picnic shelter and grass area of Picnic Point.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Picnic Point Alt = 331 m
Picnic Point, in Springwood, Blue Mountains, is a quiet, grassy clearing tucked behind the houses above Magdala Creek. The area has a gazebo, picnic table and water tank (water needs to be treated). The clearing has a track leading down to many popular walks, with Lawson's Lookout and Fairy Dell Reserves nearby.

(13 km) Int. Fairy Dell and Picnic Point Tracks to Fairy Dell Reserve picnic area
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 390 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 44 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Fairy Dell' signs[16], keeping the creek on the left. The walk winds up the hill, passing a vandalised building (which has since been reported as demolished by another walker), and continuing up more stairs into a grassy area with picnic tables.

Fairy Dell Reserve picnic area Alt = 339 m
Fairy Dell Reserve picnic area is a quiet and shady terraced garden at the head of the Magdala Gully. Fairy Dell is situated just south of Springwood in the Lower Blue Mountains. The picnic area has numerous tables, parking and a grassy area for the kids to play. The Fairy Dell Reserve Picnic area is also the starting point for a number of walks down to Magdala Creek, Picnic Point and nearby Lawson Lookout.

(13.39 km) Fairy Dell Reserve picnic area to Int. Springwood Ave and Fairy Dell Reserve
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 145 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From Fern Dell Reserve picnic area, the track heads up the hill in the opposite direction to the 'Sassafras Gully' arrow on the blue sign. The track reaches the end of a small road, and heads up this road to the intersection with Springwood Ave, next to house number 51.

(13.53 km) Int. Springwood Ave and Fairy Dell Reserve to Springwood Station
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 269 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads across the road and up through the car park. The walk continues up to the main road, Macquarie Rd, and turns left. The walk follows the shop fronts for about 150 metres, then crosses the road at the pedestrian crossing opposite Springwood Station.

Catch the train from Springwood Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Springwood Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus from Springwood Station
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive from Springwood Station
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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Getting there

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To the start of the walk

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Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
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Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 9.3 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 12.7 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 13 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 13.5 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 14.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Martins Lookout Loop Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Martins Lookout Loop Walk
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 7 km (to the ESE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 18 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 33 km (to the ESE)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 44 km (to the WNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
50 km (to the E)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a HIGH rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 24 minutes ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Shower or two.
Shower or two.
27.5°C (feels like 29.8°)
11 km/h from the NE
69% humidity     (as at 21/03:00pm)
Mon16°|30°Shower or two.
Tue17°|26°Shower or two. Possible storm.
Wed18°|28°Showers. Possible storm.
Thu18°|30°Showers. Possible storm.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Monday 22nd of December 2014 05:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Cahills lookout - Katoomba - Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
McMahons Road - McMahon's Point ride - Wentworth Falls
McMahons Road picnic area and lookout will be closed at the gate approximately 7km from the old Queen Victoria Hospital while tree and roads works are in progress (likely 2-3 weeks). Access to Andersons and Red Ridge trails will remain open. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Mount Banks walking and cycling track
Some areas of this park are closed due to fire damage unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877,open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route
Three Sisters walking track closure - Three Sisters - Honeymoon Bridge
Three Sisters track will be closed from Echo Point to the start of the Giant Stairway for major upgrade works to improve facilities for visitors. Works will commence from Monday 24 November 2014 and will be ongoing for the next 6 months. Access to the Giant Stairway, and Prince Henry Cliff walk to Leura is open. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Waratah Native Gardens
Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across Gorge walking track. Closed areas include The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin). This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Richard Crampin - Impossible to find way through IP:203.170.57.xxx | 2011-03-25 02:47:16
Guys,

Last weekend we did this track. We nearly found ourselves on the 6pm news. Apparently we would have been the 2nd such walkers in a few weeks

The section from Peach Ponds back to Springwood via Magdela creak was inmpossible to find a way through. We ended up having to return the way we came. And returning was also tough, we got lost a few times. It is very over grown and the signage not the best. We should have been better prepared, however something needs to be done tothis track. It needs to be cleared or there will be another rescue required.
admin - re: Impossible to find way thr Super Administrator | 2011-03-25 03:22:29
Richard Crampin wrote:
The section from Peach Ponds back to Springwood via Magdela creak was inmpossible to find a way through.

Hi Richard
Thanks the the feedback, sorry to hear you had such a tough time getting through, glad you got out ok. I have added a note to the track notes explaining that the section is now overgrown and increased the grade of the walk. When we walked it is was signposted and mostly clear tracks. I will send and e-mail to the NPWS to let them know.
Thanks
Matt :)
Mark - Perch Ponds to Springwood via IP:220.239.162.xxx | 2011-04-23 09:11:21
Hi Matt,

Your word to NPWS has worked. I took family of 4 with 2 kids through and all was well signposted and an easy and now very pleasant walk.
Thank to to everyone for fixing this.
admin - re: Perch Ponds to Springwood Super Administrator | 2011-04-26 23:46:17
Mark wrote:
all was well signposted and an easy and now very pleasant walk.
Thank to to everyone for fixing this.

Great news.
I am not sure how the NPWS people do all this work, there are so many track and so much for them todo. Glad you enjoyed the walks
Thanks for letting us know.
Matt :)
Hazel - Lost IP:165.69.2.xxx | 2012-04-03 01:48:27
the two of us had extreme trouble finding our way. within the perch ponds camping area notes, it says "the track crosses a steeply banked creek junction, then continues following the main creek" We think we did that and kept following the track but never got to Perch Ponds campsite. my partner had knee injury by then so we had to go back the way we came.
admin - re: Lost Super Administrator | 2012-04-03 01:59:28
Hazel wrote:
the two of us had extreme trouble finding our way.

Hi Hazel
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like a tough day out. I have re-walked the area fairly recently and I hope to get the new notes up on the website in the next few weeks. One of my plans is to break these notes into smaller chunks. That section of writing covers over an hours walking, so hopefully the new notes will make that clearer. I hope your partners knee recovers soon and you can try again.
Matt :)
nabs - long weekend hike IP:60.241.172.xxx | 2012-04-03 04:01:28
hey matt,

im planning on doing this walk this weekend. is it possible to get some info on the current state of the track?
admin - re: long weekend hike Super Administrator | 2012-04-03 04:08:52
nabs wrote:
hey matt,
im planning on doing this walk this weekend. is it possible to get some info on the current state of the track?

Great :)
It is a hill area. The notes are ok but far from great - the area has new signs, the tracks where generally clear and mostly easy to follow. A few places down in the main valley there are a few extra side tracks that don't go anywhere, but do waste a little bit of time: :)
I doubt I will get the new notes up for this weekend, but I will try - check just before you leave.
Happy walking
Matt :)
Hazel - re: re: Lost IP:165.69.2.xxx | 2012-04-04 23:15:25
Thanks Matt! I think breaking it down into smaller chunks would be really helpful. Looking forward to the new notes!

Nabs, please let me know how you go with the walk! Me and 3 others might give it another go as well this weekend.
admin - Update Super Administrator | 2012-04-05 04:15:13
Sorry guys I did not get to the updates as I hoped. I did make a few tweaks that will hopefully make the notes clearer and easier to use. Hope you have a good weekend of walking.

Matt :)
nabs - thats ok! IP:101.119.17.xxx | 2012-04-06 12:14:18
Hey matt!

no biggies mate. i appreciate the effort you put into this place. we're all indebted! Look gorward to the notes when u get them up.

@hazel... great! Look forward to seeing u out there hopefully. im leaving sydney at 5am. Tomorrow morning and hopefully get an early start. will be me and a friend... ill be in a blue top and white hat (yes i get my gear ready the night before) dont be shy to say hello!
nabs - martins lookout hike IP:101.119.14.xxx | 2012-04-07 07:15:20
Just did this hike this morning. thoroughly enjoyed the hike but wasnt has hard as i expected. had to stop and work out where we were a few times especially at the first clearing and campsite which i thought was perch pond and we were tossing up whether to cross it. May need to clarify this in the notes ad we had to re-read it a few times.

im the end...with a few decision stops, one rest stop just before perch ponds, one at martins lookout and one long one at martins falls, we managed to do the whole thing in 6 hrs.

by far the highlight was martins fall.
admin - Nabs Super Administrator | 2012-04-11 14:24:20
Thanks Nabs for the feedback. When I finish writing up the notes I will make sure I cover those bits well.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Matt :)
Molly - T IP:129.78.32.xxx | 2012-12-21 03:14:30
Hi. Very helpful notes. But it might be good to remove the bracketed bit at 7.62, saying '(This section of track has been reported as very overgrown and difficult to follow, March 2011)'. The track is exceedingly obvious, there are signposts everywhere, and the clear-as-day trail is not overgrown at all unless you count a couple of enthusiastic young ferns that tickle your ankles. If you keep the 'difficult' alert there it might put people off who don't know the area. Magdala Creek is not at her best, alas, and Martin's Falls barely a trickle (don't count on swimming there - not very deep, almost stagnant, and deeply silty).
admin Super Administrator | 2012-12-21 03:33:10
Hi Molly
Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear it has improved. I was chatting to someone else the other day about how the track is clear again, and I had forgotten to update the notes - thanks for the prompt.
Matt :)
Helmut - Mr IP:121.211.49.xxx | 2014-07-16 02:00:38
Hi, I would like to do this walk but from Faulconbridge Station. Is there an intersecting point? I also want to camp at ponds or martins camp ground. Is this possible or is victory track camp ground the only option? Could you also tell me if fires are permitted or only fuel stoves? Thanks Helmut
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