Vera’s Grotto


Vera’s Grotto

Ideally, visit Vera’s Grotto together with Witches Leap and Katoomba Falls. Walk Furber Steps to see these 3 waterfalls at once.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 33° 43.696' E 150° 18.201'
Parking: Katoomba Falls Kiosk, 102B Cliff Dr, Katoomba
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 55min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 12m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 33° 43.696' E 150° 18.201'
Parking:     Katoomba Falls Kiosk, 102B Cliff Dr, Katoomba
Access:     55min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Vera’s Grotto 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 walk down the stairs (try to keep to the right) until you reach the bottom of Vera’s Grotto. We highly recommend to do a side-walk to the Middle Katoomba Falls Lookout (‘Underfalls Walk’).

Return via the same route (it takes roughly 20-25 minutes to reach the waterfall, and the way back takes roughly 25-35 minutes), or continue on to walk down the stairs and visit the Lower Kattomba Falls Lookout.

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

Waterfalls nearby

Katoomba Falls

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

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Witches Leap

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     20min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Katoomba Cascades

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

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