south lawson waterfall circuit

south lawson waterfall circuit


Info

walking distance: 4.6 km
duration: 2:30 h
walking: 1:34 h
elevation diff: 260 m
location: Blue Mountains
driving distance: 73 km
driving time: 1 h
water available: yes
parking: -33.7265,150.4375


gps tracks

Total distance: 4647 m
Max elevation: 710 m
Min elevation: 582 m
Total climbing: 248 m
Total time: 02:30:18
Download file: 22-11-01-south-lawson-waterfall-circuit.gpx

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Alerts

Blue Mountains National Park

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed
Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 
The following areas are closed:
Katoomba and Leura

  • Underfalls track (side track off Furber Steps) is closed for maintenance.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Federal Pass between Scenic World and Golden Stairs is closed due to a landslide.
  • Golden Stairs walking track will be closed to the public from April to June 2024 to allow for walking track upgrades. Exact closure dates to be confirmed.  
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Olympian Rock lookout and Tarpeian Rock track, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Mt Solitary eastern access is affected by Kedumba Valley Road closures below.
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.  
  • Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle, Castle Head, Mt Solitary walking tracks, Ruined Castle campground and Narrowneck Fire Trail will be closed from Monday 4 to Friday 8 March 2024 to allow for helicopter operations.  
Wentworth Falls and Woodford 
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk is temporarily closed due to flood damage. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to landslide.
  • Kedumba Valley Road and campground will be closed until late April 2024 for road repairs.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the western end. You can walk into Ingar campground via Andersons or Bedford Roads. 
  • Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed during the following periods for road repairs: Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. 
  • Bedford Road, Murphys Road, Bedford Creek trail and Andersons Mountain Bike exit to Woodford will also be closed from Monday 26 February, Monday 4 March to Friday 22th March 2024 for road repairs. Walkers and cyclists permitted past locked gates on weekends.
Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
  • Govetts Creek access routes including Horse track and Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death. Entry is not permitted into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap, Evans lookout, Grand Canyon track, or south of Acacia Flat.
  • Hat Hill Road (Perrys Lookdown Rd) is closed until Friday 15 March 2024 to allow for road upgrades. This includes access to Anvil Rock lookout, Wind Eroded Cave, Perrys Lookdown walking track and Perrys Lookdown picnic area.    
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).
  • Burra Korain Flat camp area will be closed for maintenance works from Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March 2024.
  • Victoria Falls Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on Monday 4 March and Friday 8 March 2024 for helicopter operations. No access will be permitted to Victoria Falls lookout, Victoria Falls, Silver Cascades, Burra Korain Flat campground, Asgard Swamp, Asgard Head and Ikara Head.
Canyons and rock climbing 
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road or track is closed, or the site is listed in this alert.  
  • Malaita Point and Wall abseil routes are open, exit through Scenic World to Furber Stairs (no exit via Golden Stairs due to a landslide).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Helicopter operations at Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls area of Blue Mountains National Park will be Intermittently closed for helicopter operations enabling campground maintenance and safety works. The area will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians on Monday 4th March and Friday 8th March 2024.
Access to the following areas will be impacted:
  • Victoria Falls Road
  • Victoria Falls lookout to Burra Korain walking track
  • Victoria Falls and Silver Cascades
  • Peirces Pass to Burra Korain walking track
  • Burra Korain Flat campground
  • Asgard Swamp and Asgard Head
  • Ikara Head.
For more information, contact the local NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Burra Korain Flat camp area closed
Burra Korain Flat camp area of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed for helicopter operations enabling campground maintenance. The area will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians from Monday 4th March to Friday 8th March 2024.
Access to the following areas will be impacted:
  • Burra Korain Flat campground
  • Victoria Falls to Burra Korain walking track
  • Peirces Pass to Burra Korain walking track
  • Blue Gum Forest to Burra Korain waking track
For more information, contact the local NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Euroka campground closed for major roadworks
Euroka campground will be closed to campers from Saturday 2 March to Sunday 10 March 2024, in anticipation of major roadworks.
This closure may be extended, and updates will be provided as works progress.
 
  • Please note the rest of the Glenbrook precinct will remain open during this period.
  • Day use picnic areas at Euroka will remain open to visitors.
 
For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to roadworks
Murphys Glen and Ingar campgrounds will be closed on Monday 26 February 2024 and from Monday 4 March to Friday 22 March 2024 for road repairs. The following areas will also be closed during this period:
  • Bedford Road and Murphys Roads
  • Bedford Creek trail
  • Andersons mountain bike exit to Woodford 
Walkers and cyclists are permitted past locked gates on weekends. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Perrys Lookdown Road closed
Perrys Lookdown Road in Blue Mountains National Park is closed to all traffic and pedestrians until Friday 15th  March 2024 to allow for roadworks. 
Access to the following areas will be impacted:
  • Anvil Rock
  • Wind Eroded Cave
  • Perrys Lookdown picnic area
  • Perrys Lookdown walking track
For further information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Pass
Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Valley Road on Kedumba Pass will be closed until the end of April 2024.
This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass). For further information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave walking track - Partial opening
Red Hands Cave walking track (also known as Campfire Creek walking track) is undergoing a partial closure until May 2024, for extensive flood damage repairs.
Repairs are underway for the lower section between Link track and Red Hands Cave through the gully. This pathway will be closed until May 2024. 
The rest of Link track and Red Hands Cave/Campfire Creek walking track is open, with access now available all the way from Red Hands Cave through to the causeway.
Red Hands Cave remains open to the public during this time, with vehicle access via the roadway and carpark.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed.
The following campgrounds are exempt:
  • Galong Cabins, Burralow Creek and Euroka campgrounds in Blue Mountains National Park.
  • Coorongooba, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, Newnes, Wheeny Creek and Colo Meroo campgrounds in Wollemi National Park.
During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure
Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned and the bridge is expected to reopen in May 2024. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.
Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.
For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure
There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.
This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. You can access Ingar campground by hiking in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400.

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions
Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.
If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment.
Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.
For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.



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