Federal Falls


Federal Falls

Four waterfalls along 2hrs Waterfall Loop Walk - Adelina Falls, Junction Falls, Federal Falls and Cataract Falls are found at Blue Mountains National Park, Lawson.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 33° 44.063' E 150° 26.398'
Parking: Honour Ave, Lawson
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 1hr 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 15m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail



Walking and driving instructions


Federal Falls is roughly a 1hr30 minutes’ drive away from Sydney, or just 3minutes’ from Lawson town centre. From Sydney head west along the M4 which becomes A32 until you reach Lawson (roughly 1h20minutes). Then turn left onto Honour Ave and follow it for 1.1km until you reach 'South Lawson Park' car park. The road is a sealed one.

The parking (to your right) is a reasonable size one, but has no facilities other than a map-board with additional information.

Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Lawson and walk 1.1km to the track's starting point.

From the car park start the Waterfall Loop Walk (anti-clockwise). The track descends to the base of the first waterfall, Adelina Falls, after 7-10 minutes. From here continue to walk along the main trail for 20-25 minutes until you reach the Junction Creek and Junction Falls. 

Then walk 5 more minutes along the main trail, and then 5 minutes along a side track which leads to the base of Federal Falls. This one is the most beautiful waterfall found along this walk.

From here continue walking to see one more waterfall - Cataract Falls (total walking time is about 1.5-2hrs).

Federal Falls is a permanent waterfall, but best to visit is after decent rain. Ideal time to visit – late autumn, winter, early spring.


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