• Photo of Victoria Falls to Govetts Leap
  • Photo of Victoria Falls to Govetts Leap
  • Photo of Victoria Falls to Govetts Leap
  • Photo of Victoria Falls to Govetts Leap
  • Photo of Victoria Falls to Govetts Leap
  • Photo of Victoria Falls to Govetts Leap

Time  7 hours 55 minutes

Coordinates 2130

Uploaded November 23, 2017

Recorded November 2017

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3,216 f
1,029 f
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3.3
6.6
13.2 mi

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near Mount Victoria, New South Wales (Australia)

A classic walk which provides an excellent appreciation of some of the nicer waterfalls and cliff-lines present in the Blue mountains. This trip requires a car shuffle and there is only dirt road access to the Victoria Falls track (this road is well graded and maintained though). Another point worth noting is that although the walk has only been graded as moderate it still requires a high degree of fitness as the ascent back up to Govett's Leap is long and steep and the walk is quite long. Alternatively, the walk can be done over two days with an overnight stay at Acacia Flats campsite (located on the tack to the East of the Blue Gum Forest, this campsite even has a toilet).

The walk starts from the carpark at the end of Victoria Falls road. Both the Cascades and the top of Victoria Falls are located on side walks but are definitely worth visiting. There was some confusion regrading the location of the trail at the base of Victoria Falls as the track notes I was using indicated that the track followed the western side of the creek. In reality the track crosses the creek at the base of Victoria Falls and continues down the eastern side till it reaches the Grose River. The track along the Grose river is less maintained in comparison to the earlier section and largely traverses the Western bank of the Grose River except for a few early crossings. There are a few nice stopping spots along this section of the Grose River for swimming as well as at least two flowing tributaries which could provide good quality drinking water.

The Blue Gum Forest section of the walk contains the only dead flat portion of walking available on this trip. There is a track junction located centrally in this area and the southern heading track is the one that leads back to Govett's leap. Acacia Flats compround is located a few 100m pas this track junction. At the first creek crossing along this point there is the option to visit Junction Rock, though this landmark is not particularly spectacular. From here the track starts to head steadily uphill and yes there are a very large number of steps! Like a lot of steps! Bridal Veil Falls provides an excellent break spot before a slow ascent is made up through the cliff-face to the summit of Govett's Leap.
Altitude318 m
Azimuth189°
Accuracy7 m
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6 comments

  • Photo of HCastle

    HCastle Nov 24, 2017

    The cascades https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/victoria-falls-to-govetts-leap-21154236/photo-13264045

  • Photo of HCastle

    HCastle Nov 24, 2017

    Victoria Falls (There's a seriously cool triangular overhang behind the falls as well) https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/victoria-falls-to-govetts-leap-21154236/photo-13264051

  • Photo of HCastle

    HCastle Nov 24, 2017

    Looking up towards Hanging Rock from the Grose Valley https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/victoria-falls-to-govetts-leap-21154236/photo-13264052

  • Photo of HCastle

    HCastle Nov 24, 2017

    The parties sweet lunch spot on the Grose River https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/victoria-falls-to-govetts-leap-21154236/photo-13264053

  • Photo of HCastle

    HCastle Nov 24, 2017

    Govetts Creek, just east of Junction Rock https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/victoria-falls-to-govetts-leap-21154236/photo-13264054

  • Photo of HCastle

    HCastle Nov 24, 2017

    Bridal Veil Falls https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/victoria-falls-to-govetts-leap-21154236/photo-13264055

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