Updated 13th Oct 2022
Castle Head, Katoomba is a wonderful walk, another one for your BUCKET LIST. It is a MUST DO WALK.
“Castle Head’ is a point of cliff-bound land on the eastern side of Narrow Neck Plateau, overlooking the Ruined Castle, Katoomba. A descriptive name as this point looks directly down onto the Ruined Castle. Castle Cliff Trig Station at a height of 986m is located on this point.” Source Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopedia
• Kid-friendly: Yes, with supervision in paces, but not for the very young.
• Steps: There are plenty, but nothing shocking
• Heights: Many along the way and at the end.
• Must do rating out of 10: 9
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ACCESS: Park at the Narrow Neck Lookout and take the track down the hill to the Narrow Neck Road. Turn right and follow the road around past the locked gate and down the hill until you see the sign on the left to Castle Head.
From the carpark, head down past the locked gate for about 1km to the Castle Head sign, on the left.
Follow the well-identified track out to Castle Head. There are a few wonderful elevated spots along the way that give amazing views. Take care of kids there, the first step is a big one.
When you get to the Cairn at the highest point, continue one for about 50m to a wonderful spot for morning tea/lunch.
Pack a snack and enjoy it along the way or on Castle Head.
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