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Den Fenella walking track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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For a beautiful short walk, spend an afternoon exploring Den Fenella walking track, with scenic valley views and lush rainforest, near Wentworth Falls in Blue Mountains National Park.

1km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr
Grade 3
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen

A feast for the senses, this walk features forests, waterfalls and breathtaking clifftop views, near Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park. The short yet challenging Den Fenella walking track is a perfect introduction to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.

Start your walk at Wentworth Falls picnic area, before descending steeply through magnificent rainforest, where dappled sunlight filters through the lush canopy. The track winds through a deep gorge filled with tree ferns as it follows Den Fenella creek. Keep an eye out for the wildflowers in the warmer months. The rare rock sprengelia, with delicate white flowers, grows on the nearby sandstone ledges.

You'll cross the creek on stepping stones before coming to Den Fenella lookout. Soak up the majestic valley views to the soothing sounds of the falls, as Den Fenella Creek cascades over the clifftop. Once you've enjoyed the cool mountain air, retrace your steps to Wentworth Falls picnic area and unpack the hamper for a well earned feed.

Take a virtual tour of Den Fenella walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • A woman sits at a picnic table at Wentworth Falls picnic area, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH.

    Wentworth Falls picnic area

    Wentworth Falls picnic area is a scenic spot to lunch while enjoying views from several world-class lookouts. It's a good starting point for many walking tracks in this popular part of Blue Mountains National Park.

  • 2 walkers following a track along the underside of a cliff, Grand Cliff Top Walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Remy Brand © Remy Brand

    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.

  • 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.


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J 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