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National Pass

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about National Pass.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    4.5km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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    National Pass starts from Wentworth Falls, in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park. You can start this walk from Wentworth Falls picnic area or Conservation Hut. To get there:

    • Take Great Western Highway to Wentworth Falls
    • Turn at the lights on to Falls Road then follow the signs to Wentworth Falls picnic area or Conservation Hut carpark.
     

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Conservation Hut. It can be busy on weekends and public holidays so parking may be limited.

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    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 + 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.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of National Pass walking track in Blue Mountains National Park

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    Hikers walk along cliff-edge National Pass, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall