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Darwins walk

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Darwins walk.

Track grading

Features of this track


2.4km one-way


45min - 1hr 15min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Darwins 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

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    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. Darwins walk begins in Wilson Park, 500m from the station.


    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 Plus 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.



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

    Darwins walk

    Operated by

    Blue Mountains City Tourism

    Park info