Witches Leap


Witches Leap

Quite often overlooked due to more popular neighbor Katoomba Falls, Witches Leap is a beautiful waterfall, easy reachable from the main road. Ideally, visit it after a good rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 33° 43.598' E 150° 18.177'
Parking: Katoomba Falls Kiosk, 102B Cliff Dr, Katoomba
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 20min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 33° 43.598' E 150° 18.177'
Parking:     Katoomba Falls Kiosk, 102B Cliff Dr, Katoomba
Access:     20min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Witches Leap is roughly a 1hr45 minutes’ drive away from Sydney, or just 15minutes’ from Wentworth Falls. From Sydney travel west on the M4 which becomes A32 until you reach Katoomba (roughly 1h40minutes). Then turn left onto Parke Street and follow it until intersection with Waratah St. Turn left onto Waratah St, then on the first round-about turn right onto Katoomba St. In 1km turn right onto Katoomba Falls Rd which becomes Cliff Rd. You will reach a car park in 600m. The road is a sealed one.

The car park, on your left, has a few dedicated spaces. If you don’t find a space, check the other side of the road – near Katoomba Falls Tourist Park. The public toilet is available here as well. Still no luck - drive along Cliff Rd (any direction), there are lots of parking spots available.

From the Katoomba Falls Kiosk follow Prince Henry Cliff Walk - turn left immediately past the track entrance then turn right and walk down the stairs. You will reach to bottom of Witches Leap Waterfall (well signposted) in roughly 10 minutes.

From here you can either turn back, or continue on to the main track and visit Vera’s Grotto and the Middle/Lower Katoomba Falls Lookouts.

Witches Leap is a waterfall which might have little or no water at all during dry season. Ideal time to visit – late autumn, winter, early spring.

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Katoomba Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Vera’s Grotto

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     55min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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