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Leura Cascades Fern Bower is a 4.5km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.
From the Leura Cascades Picnic Area, go through the stone arch and descend the stairs alongside the Leura Falls Creek. Cross Prince Henry Cliff Walk at the foot bridge, then turn right downstream. There are several vantage points to view the cascades before reaching the lookout, with its views over the magnificent Jamison Valley at the top of the Bridal Veil Falls. Ascend the steps along the western cliff line on the Round Track, turning left after about 100m onto the Amphitheatre Track. The track descends steeply here into the rainforest. Listen for the call of the catbird or wompa pigeon and remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch. Follow the track downstream for 100m, then ascend some steep stairs before traversing the half-way ledge to a natural amphitheatre. The track follows this ledge, intersecting with Fern Bower track, where walkers can ascend the steps back to Prince Henry Cliff Walk. From here, turn right and follow the walk back to the bridge you first crossed. The last section has many side trails to lookouts, majestic rock formations and overhangs. From the bridge, visitors can retrace their original route back to the picnic area.
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.
Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit starts at Leura Cascades picnic area in Blue Mountains National Park. To get there, turn off Great Western Highway at Leura along Cliff Drive and follow the signs to Leura Cascades picnic area. Parking Parking is available along Cliff Drive near Leura Cascades picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.
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.