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Wentworth Pass loop walking track

“When we arrived at the bottom of the fall, it was like a festival of the elements with water as the leading lady.”

This challenging walking track, from Conservation Hut, explores the magical, upper section of Valley of the Waters in Jamison Valley at Blue Mountains National Park. Wentworth Pass loop walk takes in scenic waterfalls and valley views as well as magnificent open forests and dense rainforest.

The track leads to Empress lookout with exceptional views, before it plunges deep into the valley. You’ll notice the eucalypts and angophoras give way to lush fern trees and moss-covered rocks. Everywhere you look there’s water; from the gentle splashing of creeks to the dull roar of cascading waterfalls.

The pool beneath Wentworth Falls is a perfect spot to relax and revel in the moist cool because from here on, the only way is up. Taking the Slack stairs you’ll join National Pass before arriving at Wentworth Falls picnic area. Head to the ‘Hut’ for an easy lunch or unpack the picnic hamper.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Wentworth Pass loop walking track starts at Conservation Hut in Blue Mountains National Park. To get there, take Great Western Highway to Wentworth Falls. Turn left onto Falls Road and right onto Fletcher Street. You'll find the carpark at the end of Fletcher Street.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Conservation Hut.

Important info

Distance:

2.4km (one-way)

Time suggested:

4 hours each way

Difficulty:

Hard

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • The Think Before You Trek initiative operates in this park, so please check out the website when planning your hike.
  • Toilets, picnic facilities and drinking water are located at Wentworth Falls picnic area and Valley of Waters picnic area, next to Conservation Hut.

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Wentworth Pass loop walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: A Gliddon