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Princes Rock walking track

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Historic Princes Rock walking track offers scenic views over Mount Solitary and Wentworth Falls in Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
1.8km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • It's a good idea to check the Think Before You Trek website when planning your hike, and bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

This historic track leads to one of the best lookouts in Blue Mountains National Park. Princes Rock walking track winds down from Wentworth Falls picnic area and follows a path trodden by sightseers since the late 1890s, with exceptional views over Wentworth Falls.

Keep an eye out for the old water fountains dotted along this medium track and admire their heritage design. Upon reaching the distinctive parapet-style historic lookout, gaze across the falls and Kings Tableland on your left. Mount Solitary, rising out of Jamison Valley, is a sight to be savoured and well worth the medium-sloped walk.

If all that fresh air and walking has you thinking of food, it might be time to unroll the blanket for a leisurely lunch, just like picnickers have been doing for over 100 years. Or for more things to do, visit Conservation Hut, just minutes away.

Take a virtual tour of Princes Rock walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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
    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
See more visitor info
Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government