This short bushwalk to Leura Cascades and Weeping Rock is a great one to do during or after rain, when the waterfalls are at their most spectacular. From the Leura Cascades Picnic Area on Chelmsford Drive, a path leads downhill, following Leura Falls Creek. It passes a junction with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, before continuing down to a rock platform where you get a first view of the cascades, and down to two bridges over the creek. There’s a great view of the Leura Cascades looking up from the bottom.
One of the two bridges leads to a large sandstone overhang next to the pool and cascades, which is surrounded by ferns.
The track continues from the bottom of Leura Cascades across the bridge furthest from the falls, passing a large sandstone overhang.
Another set of metal stairs takes you to Round Walk Lookout, a fenced lookout with a spectacular view of the Bridal Veil Falls from above.
Beyond Bridal Veil Falls is Mount Solitary, framed by the nearby cliffs of the narrow valley.
Just after the lookout ove the top of Bridal Veil Falls, the Amphitheatre Track branches off to the left and descends steeply into the rainforest. It emerges near the base of Bridal Veil Falls; looking up at the waterfall it’s obvious how it got its name! Barely visible on the ridge line behind the waterall is the viewing platform which I’ve just come from.
Just downstream of the waterfall are some much smaller cascades, as Leura Falls Creek enters the rainforest.