Loftus to Winifred Falls

Download & Print Map and Notes

4 hrs

11 km One way

400 m

Hard track
Following well-maintained bush tracks and service trails, this walk descends into the Royal National Park, to a spectacular set of pools and cascading falls on South Western Creek. The Royal National Park Information Centre, on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, is approximately in the middle of this walk and is a great spot to grab a bite to eat before continuing to the falls. Unfortunately, it is necessary to have a car to get from Winifred Falls out of the park.

Maps for the Loftus to Winifred Falls 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.
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Loftus to Winifred Falls bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Loftus to Winifred Falls

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 11 km
Time 4 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 5km has short steep hills. The remaining (170m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

4.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 1.7km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 1.2km follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.5km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 11km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (690m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Loftus to Winifred Falls walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Loftus to Winifred Falls walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Loftus to Winifred Falls walk starts at the Loftus Station (gps: -34.045276, 151.05147)
Your transport options to Loftus Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Loftus to Winifred Falls ends at the Int. Bundeena Drive and Mt Bass Trail (gps: -34.109099, 151.087)
Your main transport option to Int. Bundeena Drive and Mt Bass Trail is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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 Metropolitan 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 🙂