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Wentworth Pass loop walking track

Blue Mountains National Park


A challenging walking track that starts at Wenthworth Falls picnic area, Wentworth Pass offers lookouts, scenic views, and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park.

Blue Mountains National Park
5km loop
Time suggested
4 - 5hrs
Grade 4
What to
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
  • 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.

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

Begin your walk at Wentworth Falls lookout, with breath taking views across the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary. From here you can wander down to the top of Wentworth Falls, before joining the iconic National Pass. The pool beneath Wentworth Falls is a perfect spot to relax and revel in the moist cool air on a warm day. 

Taking Slack stairs you'll plunge deep into the Valley of Waters, where you’ll notice the eucalypts and angophoras give way to lush fern trees and moss-covered rocks. The track leads to Empress lookout with exceptional views. Everywhere you look there’s water; from the gentle splashing of creeks to the dull roar of cascading waterfalls.

Make sure you take a break before climbing up to Conservation Hut, where you can grab a cuppa before strolling along Shortcut track to find yourself back at Wentworth Falls picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
See more visitor info
Wentworth Pass loop walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: A Gliddon