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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 closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
  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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
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
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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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
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
Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy.
18.8°C (feels like 16.2°)
6 km/h from the W
35% humidity     (as at 23/03:00pm)
Wed|19°Partly cloudy.
Thu10°|15°Morning rain, easing.
Fri|16°Possible shower developing.
Sat|17°Partly cloudy.
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 Wednesday 24th of September 2014 05:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.
Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Fire affected areas remain closed
NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire affected areas in an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
 Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.

Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route
Katoomba/Leura Walking Track - CLOSED 25th OR 26th September for Helicopter operation
There will be a temporary closure of the Prince Henry Cliff walk - from below Cliff Drive to Round walking track junction next week on 25th OR 26th September whilst Helicopter operations take place (Weather dependant).
The following tracks will be closed temporarily while helicopter operations are underway - lifting in materials for track works.
  • Prince Henry Cliff Walk from 3 Sisters to Leura Cascades
  • Giant Stairway
  • Federal Pass from 3 Sisters to Leura Cascades
  • Dardanelles Pass
  • Fern Bower and Amphitheatre Track
At Leura the following tracks will be closed temporarily, for part of the day only
  • Pool of Siloam Track from Golf Links Lookout to Gordon Falls Picnic Area
  • Lyrebird Dell

Locations affected: Dardenelles Pass loop walking track, Federal Pass, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Fern Bower walk
Katoomba/Leura Walking Track closures for safety repairs - Prince Henry Cliff walk
The following tracks will be closed from Monday 15th September due to track safety repairs.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk – from below Cliff Drive to Round Walk junction
  • Amphitheatre track – from Fern Bower to Round Walk.
  • Mackillops lookout.
Lookouts and the following tracks will remain open:
  • Federal Pass from Cliff Drive
  • Round Walk
  • Leura Cascades
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk to the 3 Sisters
  • Copelands lookout
  • Fern Bower
  • Linda Falls
For more information, please contact The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre  on (02) 4787 8877or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
The Waratah Native Gardens
The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to the public until Spring 2014 due to major landslip event occurring across the Gorge Walking Track – 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).
Victoria Falls Road and Track Wednesday 24th September (Ends Wednesday 24 September)


The following will be closed for approx. 1 hour in the middle of the day, weather dependent, to allow helicopter access to the area.
 Closures  -
 Victoria Falls Rd from Asgard Swamp track junction to Victoria Falls Lookout
Victoria Falls Track from Victoria Falls Lookout to just below Victoria Falls
 
Wentworth Falls Walking Track Closure Wednesday 24th September (Ends Wednesday 24 September)


The following tracks will be CLOSED Temporarily 0700-1100hrs on Wednesday 24th September for Helicopter operations.
 
 National Pass
Wentworth Pass
Queens Cascade Track
Princes Rock Track and Lookout
Undercliff Track
Overcliff Track
Nature Track from Lillian’s Bridge



Wentworth Falls Picnic Area and the following lookouts will remain OPEN:
Jamison Lookout

Wentworth Falls Lookout

 
 
 
 
Locations affected: Princes Rock walking track, National Pass, Wentworth Pass loop walking track, Nature track

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