Sydney Train Walks

From Katoomba via Kedumba Pass 8h / 25km to Wentworth Falls

About this walk

This walk descends at the Leura Fern Bower, crosses Jamison Valley and ascends at the Kedumba pass at the other side.

It takes about 8 hours to complete the full 25 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops. A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.

Getting there and back

Get the train to Katoomba using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Wentworth Falls at transportnsw.info.

Along the way

From the station cross the road and follow the tourist drive signs towards Echo Point.

Between Waratah and Merriwah Street, a tourist drive sign points to the Leura Cascades.

Follow the Merriwah Street down to Carrington Reserve.

From the reserve follow Cliff Drive halfway to the Solitary Kiosk.

On the right side of Cliff Drive a walking path heads down to the lookouts around Leura Falls.

Follow the the Price Henry Walk to the right away from Leura falls to the junction with the Federal pass and Leura Forest.

From there the track descends steeply into the valley down several steep stairways.

At the intersection with the Fern Bower track follow the directions the Federal pass and Leura Forest

Eventually the track flattens out at a picnic area in Leura Forest.

On the far side of the picnic area, follow the signs to the Federal Pass and Scenic World.

Several hundred meters down the Federal Pass, watch for a beaten path down to an old road below at the exact location of this photo.

The descent to the old road ends at a sign warning about remote locations. This used to be a service road for the old waste water treatment plant.

Follow the road to the right, away from Leura Forest. Watch for views of the surrounding cliffs at open spots along the road.

At two places creeks cross the road. Wading may be nessecary.

On the other side of the valley the Mount Solitary Walking Track joins this road up the Kedumba pass.

Follow the direction to Wentworth Falls out of the valley.

Take care to close the wild pig gate behind you on the way up the pass.

Halfway up the pass an arch overhang the road. Nearby are several unfenced lookouts across the valley.

At the end of the climb out of Jamison Valley, a large gate with tourist information indicates the end of the Kedumba pass.

The road joins the paved Tableland Road several hundred meters later.

At the abandoned hospital follow Tableland road to the left, to Wentworth Falls.

Turn left into Hornern road and at the end follow the trail along the cliffs to the right.

Along the trail follow the signs to Rocket Point.

Walk under the stone archway at rocket point to find the trail down to the top of Wentworth Falls.

Just past the falls follow the signage to Weeping Rock and the Charles Darwin Walk.

The Charles Darwin Walk follows the creek all the way to the train station. With plenty of signs pointing the way.

From the end of the walk follow the signs to the station across Wilson Park towards the highway.

Follow the highway a short distance to the right and cross at the trafic lights.

Walk a short way down Station Street to find Wentworth Falls train station on the right.

What to bring

  • Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
  • Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
  • Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
  • Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
  • Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
  • Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
  • Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.