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Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.9 km WSW of Wentworth Falls
Length: 1.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 156 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 156 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

The walk from Conservation Hut down to Breakfast Point Lookout is pretty with plenty of outlooks and some great bushland to enjoy. The walk passes a picnic shelter on the way down the hill to the brilliant views from Breakfast Point Lookout and then the Lyrebird Lookout. (open in app)


There are closures in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
SEVERE (Total Fire Ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout
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Conservation Hut
Int of Valley of the Waters Track and Shortcut Track
Int of Shortcut and Lyrebird Lookout Tracks
Int of Shortcut and Breakfast Point Lookout Tracks
Breakfast Point Lookout
Lyrebird Lookout
Int of Lyrebird Cliff Track and Overcliff Tracks
Int of Valley of the Waters and Overcliff Tracks
Int of Valley of the Waters Track and Shortcut Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Conservation Hut

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Conservation Hut
 
Conservation Hut +
 
Picnic shelter along Shortcut track
 
Picnic shelter along Shortcut track +
 
Sign post along track
 
Sign post along track +

 
There are only very gradual steps on this track
 
There are only very gradual steps on this track +
 
Track down to Lyrebird Lookout
 
Track down to Lyrebird Lookout +
 
Near Breakfast Point Lookout
 
Near Breakfast Point Lookout +

 
The Jamison Valley covered in fog
 
The Jamison Valley covered in fog +
 
Overcliff Track
 
Overcliff Track +
 
Looking out over the Jamison Valley from the National Pass
 
Looking out over the Jamison Valley from the National Pass +

 
The Overcliff Track
 
The Overcliff Track +
 
Lyrebird Lookout
 
Lyrebird Lookout +
 
The track between the Shortcut and the Overcliff
 
The track between the Shortcut and the Overcliff +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout 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 1.9km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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)
*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
1.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 330m has short steep hills. The remaining (110m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
820m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 640m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (430m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 1.2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 640m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1.2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 690m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.2km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 640m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 320m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Conservation Hut
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)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Conservation Hut
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
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Conservation Hut Alt = 893 m
Conservation Hut is a small cafe perched above the Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains National Park. The hut was opened in 1963 as a meeting place for the local conservation movement. Rebuilt, Conservation Hut opened as a cafe in 1993, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Around the Conservation Hut is a small parking area, public toilets, picnic shelters, town water and B&B's. For further information or bookings call (02) 4757 3827. More info

(0 km) Conservation Hut to Int of Valley of the Waters Track and Shortcut Track
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 39 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
From Conservation Hut, this walk follows the 'Valley of the Waters' sign down some timber and dirt steps passing a couple of picnic shelters. The track soon leads to the signposted intersection with the 'Short Cut Track' (still in view of the Conservation Hut).

(0.04 km) Int of Valley of the Waters Track and Shortcut Track to Int of Shortcut and Breakfast Point Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 352 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -18 m
Turn left : From the intersection, the walk heads along the 'Short Cut Track' following the arrow to 'Wentworth Falls picnic area'. The track gradually heads downhill with small log steps. After a short distance, the walk crosses a small creek using a bridge. The track then bends to the right and continues along till comes to a signposted intersection with another track (on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign to 'Wentworth Falls picnic area' that heads south-east along the flat bush track. Soon the walk comes to a 4-way intersection marked with signs pointing to Breakfast Pt Lookout, Murphy's Lane and to the Falls Picnic Area.

(0.39 km) Int of Shortcut and Breakfast Point Lookout Tracks to Breakfast Point Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 425 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -53 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the gentle hill, following the 'Breakfast Pt. LO' sign to the south. The track gradually heads downhill until it turns to the left, where the track becomes slightly steeper. After a short while, the walk turns back to the right and the track becomes rougher, continuing down the hill to Breakfast Point Lookout, and an intersection with the Overcliff Track.

Breakfast Point Lookout Alt = 831 m
Breakfast Point Lookout is on the Overcliff Walk, west of Den Fenella Creek. The lookout has a short stone wall and great views across the Jamison Valley. The center piece of the view is out to Mount Solitary and beyond, there are also good views to Kings Tableland (left). This is a good spot to stop and enjoy the sweeping views of the majestic valley.

(0.82 km) Breakfast Point Lookout to Lyrebird Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 636 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 75 m Descent = -78 m
Turn right: From Breakfast Point Lookout, this walk follows the Overcliff Track west, keeping the valley views to the left. The track soon passes an informal track (on the left) before heading along the base of a large rock wall (on the right). The track then heads up the steps following the handrail - soon after the end of the handrail, the track passes another informal track (on the left). After passing an often muddy section of track, this walk turns left at the intersection, then heads a few meters to the fenced and signposted 'Lyrebird Lookout'.

Lyrebird Lookout Alt = 830 m
Lyrebird Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout on the Overcliff Walk, south of the Conservation Hut in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout hosts a great view of Sublime Point (right) and Mount Solitary (centre). A welcome gap in the trees reveals this great view.

(1.45 km) Lyrebird Lookout to Int of Valley of the Waters and Overcliff Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 218 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 34 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From Lyrebird Lookout, this walk keeps the green fence to the left and follows the track into the bush (with the valley behind and to the left). The walk crosses a section that is normally wet and muddy, and soon comes to a unsignposted 'Y' intersection with the Lyrebird Cliff Track on the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk takes the upper track and heads north-west. This goes up slightly before flattening out and continuing away from the cliffs, until coming to an intersection with a well-managed track, signposted as the Overcliff Track

(1.67 km) Int of Valley of the Waters and Overcliff Tracks to Conservation Hut
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 213 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -2 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'National Pass - Tea Rooms' sign up the steps, with the handrail on the left. After a short time, the track passes a couple of faint tracks (on the right, leading to an old picnic area). Heading up the main steps, the walk passes another handrail (and signs) then an information sign, before coming to a three-way intersection with the 'Shortcut Track'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps towards the building. The walk passes a couple of picnic shelters (on the right) before coming to the road and the front of the 'Conservation Hut'.

Catch the bus from Conservation Hut
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)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Conservation Hut
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
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

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

Driving Directions
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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)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 4.8 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 4.8 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 24.5 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 29.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 29.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 25 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 30 km (to the NE)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 31 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
33 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 33 km (to the W)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a SEVERE rating and Total Fire Ban in place. (Downloaded 2 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
Very hot. Possible shower.
Very hot. Possible shower.
27.3°C (feels like 28.6°)
0 km/h from the CALM
44% humidity     (as at 22/03:00pm)
Sun17°|35°Very hot. Possible shower.
Mon18°|29°Showers. Becoming windy.
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 Sunday 23rd of November 2014 03:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
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.
Lower Blue Mountains closures
Some areas of this park are closed due to dangerous fire weather conditions. Areas included are:
  • Murphys Glen
  • The Oaks trail beyond the helipad turnoff affecting:
    • The Oaks Picnic Area
    • Red Hands Cave Trail and picnic area (Red Hands Cave Walking Track remains open at the Causeway)
    • Pisgah Rock Track
    • Jack Evans Track
    • Machins Crater
    • Nepean Lookout
Woodford Oaks Trail remains open for cyclists/walkers unless otherwise advised. This closure will remain until at least 8am Monday 24th November and 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.
Locations affected: Jack Evans walking track, Murphys Glen campground, Glenbrook - Nepean lookout, Red Hands Cave
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.
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.
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.
Warrimoo area
Some areas of this park are closed due to a bushfire in the Warrimoo area. The Florabella Pass and Pippas Pass walking tracks are currently closed. 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.
FIRE BAN
A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Sunday 23 November. Future bans will also apply.)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Sunday 23 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire

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