Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2.4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Katoomba Falls Access Track, Katoomba

  • End: Katoomba Falls Access Track, Katoomba

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 104 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.72842848

  • Longitude: 150.3013131

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Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track is a 2.4km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

If you love places where mountains and water meet, try this popular track into Jamison Valley in Blue Mountains National Park. The difficult Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track is full of superb views and a brilliant day trip for walkers who love a challenge with a scenic view.
Descending through the valley, you'll enter a world of lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls. Stopping to gaze across at majestic Mount Solitary rising out of the valley floor, you might hear the call of the catbird or wompa pigeon. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.
Explore the lush valley on a number of short detours, making sure to stop for a memorable picnic beside the tumbling waters of Katoomba Falls. The opportunity to take the world-famous Scenic Railway or Scenic Cableway back to the top might just be too irresistible. However, if you're after more heart-pumping action, return back up the stairs.
Take a virtual tour of Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Getting there

To Scenic World. Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track is in the Katoomba precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. The walking track starts at Scenic World. To get there:Turn off the Great Western Highway at Cliff Drive in LeuraFollow the signs the Scenic World Park entry points Scenic World See on map Parking Parking is available at Scenic World or opposite Katoomba Falls Kiosk near Katoomba Caravan Park. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.


The last departure for the day on the Scenic Railway is 4.50pm.
It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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