Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades
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Sam G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Incredible place, such natural beauty and a great walk. Highly recommended. Came in from the bush trail angle. A bit of a walk but breathtaking.
Written 30 January 2024
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Pietr
Katoomba, Australia908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Thanks to the incompetence of the local council, road access to Leura Cascades has been unavailable since early 2019. So it's a bit of a hike just to get to the picnic area at the start of the cascades.

The walk to the base of the cascades takes about 10-15 minutes. Make sure you turn right directly after crossing the footbridge across the creek. After rain the section of the track before the bridge becomes flooded, so waterproof shoes/boots are good. The track after the bridge descends, following the cascades, and there are steps all the way.

You can access the cascades before the bottom section but be warned - the rock platform is very slippery.

The most scenic part of the cascades is at the bottom, but this area has been severely impacted by 2 separate landslides since 2019, with lots of tree and rock debris now taking up a lot of space at the bottom.

If you continue walking the track you come to a small lookout at the top of Bridal Veil Falls. Another 15 minutes can see you at the base of Bridal Veil and just upstream from Leura Weeping Rock.

Final Tip: Do NOT drink the creek water. It flows down from the industrial area between Katoomba and Leura. The council monitors the toxicity levels and at times have closed off access when it gets too high.
Written 13 August 2023
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SimonSandra N
Sydney, Australia857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The cascades never fail to impress, as it changes based on the amount of light during the day. Its quite an easy walk for all ages
Written 22 March 2023
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,590 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
This cascading waterfall is a joy to visit, especially after there has been some local rainfall. We were lucky in that it had rained and the volume of water coming down improved the photo opportunities. Moderate walk in from the Leura end via the cliff walk which is through a fantastic protected forest. He walking path is well maintained but can get a little slippery after rain. A great way to spend a couple of hours and enjoy a rest walk in a pristine mountain environment.
Written 17 November 2021
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Dan N
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I arrived here a week after the big storms, so I was t overly surprised to see the track closed. So if you do visit here, do check with the info centre to see it has reopened before you make the journey over.
Written 15 November 2021
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mrdom
7,887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
It doesn't get the long drop of some nearby falls but the main drop is my favourite for the way it tumbles over interesting rocks and the cascades extend so far up the valley along the boardwalks. Some tracks are closed at the moment but we came in on the Prince Henry Cliff Track, were forced to divert onto the Round Track (essential anyway for seeing the best parts of the falls) and exited to Cliff Drive close to Leura.
Written 13 August 2020
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Des P
Sydney, Australia1,130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
I guess the Blue Mountains is pretty spectacular whenever you go, but the cascades are still something special. It’s a relatively easy walk from Leura, or if you are up for a challenge, walk in from Katoomba and work those legs!

When done hit the high street cafes for a well earned break.
Written 24 July 2020
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Kez s
Sydney 9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
We were disappointed to find that the road to the cascades is blocked off and the cascades are currently closed. Obviously safety is more important though so we went to the Katoomba cascades instead and found that to be very picturesque.
Written 19 June 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
The cascade was just average in my opinion. Just a nice photo stop. The walk it was however great with lots of local/ plants and trees to see. Learnt more about these during the walk. Note that certain part could be a bit steep.
Written 9 June 2020
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Rachel P
London, UK40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Nice trail, quite a steep walk down to the main waterfalls (well, what I think were meant to be the main cascades) and hard work climbing back up. The cascades were slightly underwhelming perhaps on the whole. We got caught in a dust storm which turned into muddy rain on our way back up which was certainly an experience!
Written 23 April 2020
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