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Valley of the Waters picnic area

Blue Mountains National Park


A great family day trip, Valley of the Waters picnic area boasts scenic views, lookouts, walking, waterfalls, and accessible facilities in Blue Mountains National Park.

Picnic areas
Blue Mountains National Park
Please note

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

Valley of the Waters picnic area, just near Conservation Hut in Blue Mountains National Park, is a fabulous picnicking spot for family and friends wanting an extra helping of scenic views with their lunch. With plenty of active options and nearby wheelchair-accessible facilities, it’s a no-fuss day trip that all the family will love.

You might be serenaded by bellbirds as you unroll the picnic rug among the scribbly gums. If you’re feeling energetic, there’s the heart-pumping Wentworth Pass loop walking track. However, if a leisurely stroll is more your style, walk along the cliff top to Wentworth Falls lookout for sensational waterfall views.

After an afternoon of exploring the enchanting falls of Valley of the Waters, you might be tempted to round up the gang for a delicious Devonshire tea at the ‘Hut’.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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.
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    • 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
Valley of the Water, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: NSW Government