Not to be confused with Govetts Leap in Blackheath (which is sometimes also called Bridal Veil Falls), this waterfall is in Leura. The Leura Falls Creek cascades 35m down both sides of almost sheer cliff onto a rock platform. Bridal Veil Falls is a spectacular waterfall, which can be seen from a few vantage points.
Round Walk Lookout
The Leura Cascades Track descends to the Round Walk Lookout, a fenced lookout with a great view of the Bridal Veil Falls from above.
Beyond Bridal Veil Falls is Mount Solitary, framed by the nearby cliffs of the narrow valley.
Amphitheatre Track (Base of falls)
Continuing from the Leura Cascades Track along the Amphitheatre Track branches off to the left takes you to the base of Bridal Veil Falls Looking up at the waterfall, it’s obvious how it got its name!
Just downstream of the waterfall are some much smaller cascades, as Leura Falls Creek enters the rainforest.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk is the Bridal Veil View, another lookout which is the easiest vantage point to see the falls.
Getting to Bridal Veil Falls
The walking trails all start from the Leura Cascades Picnic Area on Chelmsford Drive; it’s about 0.5km along the Leura Cascades Track to the upper lookout, and 0.8km to the base of the falls. A (very) short distance downstream from the base of the Bridal Veil Falls is Weeping Rock, a small but very photogenic cascade. You can return the same way, or continue along the Amphitheatre Trrack to form a longer loop walk.
The distance to the Bridal Veil View lookout along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk is also about 0.8km, but it’s a much easier walk that avoid a steep descent.