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Wentworth Falls picnic area

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Alerts for Blue Mountains National Park: closed areas, upcoming fire bans

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Updated: 31/10/2014 03:17 PM

"We love it here because it gives us a chance to get the whole family together for some quality time in a beautiful place."

You'll feel on top of the world at this picture perfect spot with world-class views, near Wentworth Falls, in Blue Mountains National Park. Wentworth Falls picnic area is a great base to explore the lush world of rainforests and waterfalls along a range of spectacular walking tracks to suit all the family.

There's room for the kids to play as you unroll the picnic blanket at this scenic clifftop spot. The fresh mountain air will pique your appetite, so enjoy a hearty lunch among the banksias and gum trees. Be sure to check out Weeping Rock and Fletchers lookout tracks for some of the best scenic views and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park.

If you're after a post-lunch stroll, choose from the leisurely Charles Darwin walk to the medium Overcliff-Undercliff track. An ideal area for birdwatching, you might hear riotous flocks of sulphur-crested cockatoos or glimpse a rare peregrine falcon cruising the valley thermals.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Wentworth Falls picnic area is in the Wentworth Falls precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there from Great Western Highway, turn left at Falls Road near Wentworth Falls and the picnic area is at the end of the street.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Wentworth Falls picnic area, including several designated disabled spots. Bus parking is also available.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • If you're bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
  • While water is available at the picnic area, it's advisable to bring some extra water with you.
  • You're encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Wheelchair access:

Easy

This area is fully wheelchair-accessible. There are wheelchair-accessible toilets and designated parking.

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- Alerts

Blue Mountains National Park

closed areas

Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877; open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW national parks safety page.
Mount Banks walking and cycling track
Some areas of this park are closed due to fire damage unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877; open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW national parks safety page.
Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route
Waratah Native Gardens
Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across Gorge walking track. Closed areas include The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park.
A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin). This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

upcoming fire bans

Fire ban (Saturday 1 November) A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 

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Wentworth Falls picnic area, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton