Scenic Railway to Leura Forest
  • Length: 6.7km

  • Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Katoomba Falls Access Track, Katoomba

  • End: 52A Cliff Dr, Katoomba

  • Closest Town: Katoomba

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 104 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7285850692

  • Longitude: 150.3009530415


Scenic Railway to Leura Forest is a 6.7km, grade 3 Return hike located in Blue Mountains National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4 hrs 30 mins to complete.


Any walk that begins with a trip on the world’s steepest railway is bound to be exciting but its the tranquility of Leura Forest that makes this walk extra special. From the bottom of the Scenic Railway this walk goes through the cool forest at the base of the cliffs until reaching Leura Forest. This is a great spot to relax and enjoy the serenity of a day in the bush before returning back along the bush track.

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