653 views as of 3rd December 2010
The walk down to the Leura Cascades is very rewarding. The path is well defined and easy going on the downhill journey as it follows the path of the falls. Today, after heavy rain, there were pockets of water on the pathway however this did not hamper my enthusiasm as I was rewarded at the bottom of the cascades where a hidden world awaited. Walking bridges take you across the waterway and into a huge rock overhang where you can then gaze in wonder back up the waterfall. From here you may wish to turn around however the path leads on. Just a small walk from the cascades you will find the long drop off where the water falls in a long stream to the valley below. From this point the walk then climbs upwards quite steeply with a couple of ladders to climb and follows under the cliff face above. There are a few spots to sit and get your breath back and to admire the view. The brochures warn you that it is a 3 km return, 150 minute, hard walk – this is pretty accurate but well worth the effort. There are other options along the way to divert to other walks along the way.
This image was taken from the point where the Leura Cascades descend into the valley below and looking across the Jamison Valley with Mt Solitary in the middle background.