“I was enchanted by the waterfalls and hanging swamps on this very pretty walk. I’d wouldn’t be surprised if Charles Darwin had felt inspired here."
Historic Charles Darwin walk will have you following in the footsteps of the naturalist most famous for his theory of evolution. A popular and easy walk with early tourists to the Blue Mountains, Charles Darwin walked this track in 1836.
This walk follows the beautiful Jamison Creek south to the top of Wentworth Falls where you can take a break and enjoy the scenic views over the expansive Jamison Valley to the south. You’ll notice the blue haze, caused by the release of droplets from the eucalypts, giving the Blue Mountains its name.
Follow the creek as it cascades down several waterfalls. Enjoy the cool running waters and the hanging swamps on the hillsides. A birdwatcher’s delight, the swamp is popular with honey eaters and finches, and the raucous black cockatoos can’t resist the nearby banksias.