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Crossing the Blue Mountains – Penrith to Katoomba

Stage 5: Linden to Hazelbrook via a Plethora of Falls (Edith, Burgess, Lyrebird, Hazel, Mabel & 6 more) 

13.3km +728m -583m (Allow 4-4.5 hours)

This stage should simply be called “Waterfalls Galore” or “A Plethora of Falls” or something similar. I like the word plethora – it has a vaguely aquatic feeling to it – almost akin to moving water.

The walk passes through Kings Cave, Paradise Waterhole (complete with a waterfall), Transit of Venus Track (Edith, Mabel & Hazel waterfalls), then through interesting terrain to seven more waterfalls on Burgess Waterfalls Track (Burgess, Oakland, Lena, Glowworm Nook, Lyrebird, Fairy and Horseshoe Falls). The walk finally finishes in Hazelbrook. By the end of the hike, we have counted 11 waterfalls and are becoming rather indifferent to their gushing sounds and beauty. 

 

Post Trail Thoughts

This is an accessible walk for most and easy to navigate. Allow about 4 – 4.5 hours. 

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