The West Rim Walking Track at Fitzroy Falls

West Rim Walking Track

The West Rim Track at Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park is a pleasant 3.5 km bushwalking trail with several lookouts that offer scenic waterfall views.

With so many lookouts offering fantastic views of the valley and the waterfall, you may find that this walk will take a bit longer than expected, but you can make the walk as short or as long as you wish.

In this article, we will guide you through the many highlights of this family-friendly bushwalking adventure.

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Empire Pass and Dantes Glen Waterfall Circuit in North Lawson

Empire Pass and Dantes Glen Waterfall Circuit in North Lawson

The Empire Pass and Dantes Glen Waterfall Circuit is a beautiful bushwalking trail in North Lawson, taking in four small but pretty waterfalls.

Over a century old, the not-so-well-known Empire Pass navigates through a scenic rainforest environment along various creeks.

If you’d like to do a shorter walk, the Dantes Glen Track is only 1.8 km long and includes three of the four waterfalls. Keep reading to find out more!

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The Beautiful Katoomba Falls Round Walk in the Blue Mountains

Katoomba Falls Round Walk in the Blue Mountains

Katoomba Falls is a beautiful segmented waterfall situated between Echo Point and Scenic World in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains.

A short but picturesque circuit walking trail, starting at Scenic World, guides visitors through rainforest scenery to the waterfall, with panoramic views of Jamison Valley as a welcome bonus.

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The Beautiful Birdwood Gully Round Walk in Springwood

Birdwood Gully Walk in Springwood

The Birdwood Gully Round Walk is an easy to moderately challenging bushwalking trail in the Springwood area of the Blue Mountains.

This family-friendly walking trail follows Springwood Creek through beautiful scenery that includes caves, cliff overhangs, small footbridges, large trees, and so much more.

In this article, we will share the highlights of this walk, explain how best to get there, and offer suggestions on other things to do nearby.

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17 Best Bush Walks in Sydney

Sydney bush walks

Our guide with 17 of the best bush walks in Sydney, from easy family-friendly trails to challenging and adventurous bushwalking tracks.

Sydney is well known for its beautiful coastline, but Australia’s biggest city is also home to some of the best bushwalking tracks. What’s great is that you don’t have to go far away from the city to enjoy scenic bushland.

While the Blue Mountains out west and the Royal National Park south of the city have some fantastic bushwalks, there is also lots of bushland to explore in and around the city and the Harbour.

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Palona Cave Walk in Royal National Park

Palona Cave Walk

The Palona Cave Walk is a hidden gem in Royal National Park, taking in beautiful rainforest scenery, a large cave, and a small cascade waterfall.

This family-friendly walking trail is one of the lesser-known walks in the Royal National Park, but it has a lot to offer.

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Kanangra Walls in Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Kanangra Walls in Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Part of the Greater Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd National Park is a remote wilderness area just under 200 km from Sydney.

This beautiful national park is a real treat for those looking for an escape from the city, with various walking trails, lookout points, and waterfalls to explore.

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20 Best Blue Mountains Walks (Hiking Guide)

Blue Mountains walks

Our comprehensive guide to the 20 best walks in the Blue Mountains, from easy, family-friendly walking trails to challenging half-day hikes.

With so many beautiful walking tracks, the Blue Mountains is a true paradise for bushwalkers, exploring scenic waterfalls, deep valleys, and many lookout points that offer panoramic views.

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Asgard Swamp and Thor Head Walking Track in the Blue Mountains

Asgard Swamp and Thor Head Walking Track

The walking track to Asgard Swamp, Thor Head, and Asgard Mine, commonly referred to as the Asgard Swamp Track, is an adventurous hike navigating through stunning Blue Mountains scenery.

This quiet walk on the Asgard Plateau passes several interesting sights with fantastic Grose Valley views to enjoy from multiple vantage points.

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Bridal Veil Falls Circuit (Via Amphitheatre and Fern Bower Track)

Bridal Veil Falls Circuit

The Bridal Veil Falls Circuit is a stunning walking track in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains, navigating through a rainforest landscape with waterfalls, creeks, and large cliff walls.

Bridal Veil Falls, also referred to as Leura Falls, is a stunning cascade waterfall on Leura Falls Creek, flowing into Jamison Valley.

The best way to see this waterfall and its beautiful surroundings is by doing the 4 km Bridal Veil Falls Circuit, which includes the Amphitheatre Walking Track and the Fern Bower Track.

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Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track

Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track

The steep walking track from Perrys Lookdown near Blackheath to the Blue Gum Forest in the Grose Valley is a challenging but rewarding bushwalking adventure.

The Acacia Flats camping ground is only 500m away from the forest where you can set up your tent and stay overnight in beautiful surroundings.

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The Nature Track in Wentworth Falls

Nature Track in Wentworth Falls

The short but scenic Nature Track in Wentworth Falls is a spectacular 3.5 km circuit trail that starts and ends at the old Conservation Hut.

This often ignored but highly enjoyable walking track follows the edge of an escarpment before descending to lower grounds, where it takes in a section of the Valley of the Waters.

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Lane Cove National Park Riverside Loop Walk

Lane Cove National Park walk

Located only 20 minutes northwest of the Sydney CBD, Lane Cove National Park is a large pocket of scenic bushland surrounding the banks of the Lane Cove River, which flows into Sydney Harbour.

A picturesque 10 km circuit walk along both sides of the river makes for an excellent way to explore the natural beauty of this national park.

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Bushwalking in Lake Parramatta Reserve (Visitor Guide)

Lake Parramatta Reserve and walking track

Lake Parramatta was created as a result of the damming of Hunts Creek in 1856. The lake is now a recreational area with picnic areas, a cafe, a swimming precinct, boat hire facilities, and a great walking track.

This 4 km circuit walk meanders through 75 hectares of scenic bushland around an idyllic lake with a decommissioned dam. For young kids, there are shorter trails available too.

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Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in Katoomba

Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in Katoomba

The Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains is a fantastic hike that includes two iconic staircases.

This moderately challenging walking track is one of the best in the Blue Mountains, with panoramic valley views, unique rock formations, beautiful forests, and much more.

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Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head Loop (Via Warrimoo Track)

Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop (via Warrimoo Track)

The 10 km Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop via Warrimoo Track is an exciting bushwalk through various landscapes in Ku-ring-gai Chase NP.

One half of the walk follows the shoreline of Cowan Creek, while the other half is mostly a fire trail through a thriving forest of gum trees.

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Ikara Head Trail in the Blue Mountains

Ikara Head trail and lookout

The 5.6 km return walking trail to Ikara Head in Mount Victoria leads to a lookout that offers fantastic Grose Valley views.

With a bit of luck, and when the circumstances are right, you may be able to see pink flannel flowers and other wildflowers along the way.

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