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Charles Darwin walk

Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Charles Darwin walk.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    45min - 1hr 15min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    2.4km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Charles Darwin walk starts from Wilson Park in Wentworth Falls village, just outside Blue Mountains National Park.

    To get there from Sydney:

    • Drive along the Great Western Highway west, towards Katoomba
    • At Wentworth Falls village, turn left at the traffic lights onto Falls Road, where there is signage for Wentworth Falls and the national park
    • Wilson Park is on your left, immediately after the lights, or follow Falls Road to Wentworth Falls picnic area

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Wilson Park, on Falls Road and in the national park at the Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark.

    By public transport

    Regular trains run from Sydney Central Station to Wentworth Falls. Charles Darwin walk begins in Wilson Park, 500m from the station.

    Facilities

    Parking, picnic and toilet facilities are available at Wilson Park, on Falls Road, and in the national park at Wentworth Falls picnic area.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Permitted

    Charles Darwin walk is managed by Blue Mountains City Council. Pets and domestic animals are permitted on this track as far as the national park boundary.

    Map of Charles Darwin walk near Blue Mountains National Park

    Operated by

    Blue Mountains City Tourism

    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
      More
      • Richmond
        (02) 4588 2400
        Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
      • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
      • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
      More
      • Oberon
        (02) 6336 1972
        Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
      • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
      More

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    Charles Darwin walk, near Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH.