Katoomba Cascades


Katoomba Cascades

Fed by the Kedumba River, Katoomba Cascades are found upstream of the popular Katoomba Falls. The cascades are not seen from the road but easily reachable from the main car park.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 33° 43.565' E 150° 18.334'
Parking: Katoomba Falls Kiosk, 102B Cliff Dr, Katoomba
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 33° 43.565' E 150° 18.334'
Parking:     Katoomba Falls Kiosk, 102B Cliff Dr, Katoomba
Access:     10min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Katoomba Cascades are 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, then in 300m turn left onto Cliff Rd. You will reach a car park in 200m. The road is a sealed one.

The car park, on your right, has a few dedicated spaces. If you don’t find a parking spot, drive along Cliff Rd (any direction), there are lots of parking spaces available. The public toilet is available near Katoomba Falls Tourist Park.

From the parking, follow Prince Henry Cliff Walk - turn right immediately past the track entrance and walk down the stairs for a couple of minutes until you reach the Katoomba Cascades. Nice place to relax and enjoy the waterfall’s beauty. If you’re a photographer, don’t forget your wide-angle lens.

Return via the same route (10 minutes total walking time), or cross the river and continue on to the main walk which brings you to the Upper Katoomba Falls Lookout, Witches Leap, then to Vera’s Grotto, and the Middle and the Loswer Katoomba Falls Lookouts. Allow 2-2.5hrs for this walk.

Katoomba Cascade is a permanent waterfall, but best to visit is after decent rain. 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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Vera’s Grotto

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

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