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Valley of the Waters picnic area

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Overview

Valley of the Waters picnic area boasts a spectacular view of the Jamison Valley as well as access to lookouts, walking tracks and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park.

Type
Picnic areas
Please note

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to Think Before you Trek. Please take food and water, first aid, Personal Locator Beacon and keep to your planned route.

Valley of the Waters picnic area in Wentworth Falls is a fabulous spot for family and friends wanting a walk or lunch with a view. With plenty of active options and wheelchair-accessible facilities, it’s a no-fuss day trip for all to love.

You can explore waterfalls and walking tracks along the cliff line or walk down into the Jamison Valley. The area is the main access point for the popular Empress Canyon.

You might catch a glimpse of a lyrebird as you take in the view to Mountain Solitary from the viewing area. If you’re feeling energetic, there’s the heart-pumping tracks down into the valley. However, if a leisurely stroll is more your style, walk along the cliff top to Wentworth Falls lookout for sensational waterfall views.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby:

  • Conservation Hut, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH

    Conservation Hut

    Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls is a great spot for a bite to eat. Enjoy a view of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park from the café’s balcony.

  • National Pass, Blue Mountains National Park. Views of Wentworth Falls waterfall plunging down into the Jamison Valley. Photo © David Finnegan

    National Pass

    National Pass is closed between Valley of the Waters and Slacks Stairs due to rockfall. From Wentworth Falls picnic area, you can walk the upper section of this loop walk, atop the escarpment, for epic lookouts with sweeping views of the waterfalls and Jamison Valley.

  • Nature track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton © OEH

    Nature track

    The scenic views and waterfalls make for brilliant photography and walking on moderate Nature track in Blue Mountains National Park, near Wentworth Falls.

  • Undercliff-Overcliff circuit, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

    Overcliff-Undercliff track

    Overcliff-Undercliff track combines scenic clifftops, birdwatching, and rainforest with walking tracks and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park, near Wentworth Falls.

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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