Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls)
Walking Track Description
Bushy Blackheath, a few stops up the Blue Mountains train line from Katoomba, is a quieter village than the Leura/Katoomba precint.¬†It also offers some stunning bush walks and breathtaking vistas that easily rival Echo Point‘s ¬†Three Sisters.
If you’re coming by train, head north from Blackheath Station along Govetts Leap Road for¬†approximately¬†3km until you reach Govett’s Leap Lookout.
From the lookout, the ¬†Falls are clearly visible to the right of the lookout (unless Govett’s Leap Brook isn’t flowing, very rare).
And that’s where you’re heading. Following the fence line uphill to the the signed start of the walk, you’ll essentially climb up one hill along the side of the cliff then descend to the brook below.
Crossing the brook you’ll walk a few minutes further to Barrow Lookout, offering a different angle on the valley below.
Being a relatively short walk it’s not too taxing, however the descent has a few slippery/gravelly patches so wear decent shoes.