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Darwins walk

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Overview

Blue Mountains City Council has closed Darwins walk while the track is being upgraded after extensive flood damage. Visit BMCC for more information.

Darwins walk is an easy track that connects Wentworth Falls village with Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy waterfalls and birdwatching as you follow Jamison Creek along this track before joining walks in the park.

Distance
2.4km one-way
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 3
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for council reserve and walking track closures.
  • For more information, visit the council's visitor centres at Echo Point, Katoomba or on Great Western Highway at Glenbrook.
  • Please report any incidents or safety issues along this track to the council.

Darwins walk, sometimes referred to as Charles Darwin walk,  is managed by Blue Mountains City Council and is located just outside Blue Mountains National Park.

Follow in the footsteps of the famous naturalist, Charles Darwin, who walked this popular track in 1836. Starting from Wilson Park, today's visitors can stroll the boardwalk and bush track through open forest, shrub, and hanging swamps to the national park boundary, where the walk meets Weeping Rock circuit track.

Along the way, Jamison Creek's rock pools and cascades are tranquil spots to cool your feet on a hot day. Bird watchers should keep an eye out for honeyeaters, shrub wrens, and the raucous black cockatoos that can't resist the native banksia trees.

From the park boundary, it's only 400m to Wentworth Falls via picturesque Weeping Rock, or 15mins to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Spend some time exploring the many walks and lookouts in the park, including Fletchers lookout, that offer incredible views of the waterfall and vast Jamison Valley, before retracing your steps back along the walk or taking Falls Road from Wentworth Falls picnic area back to town.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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