Princes Rock walking track
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Historic Princes Rock walking track offers scenic views over Mount Solitary and Wentworth Falls in Blue Mountains National Park.
- 1.8km return
- Time suggested
- 30min - 1hr
- Grade 3
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
This historic track leads to one of the best lookouts in Blue Mountains National Park. Princes Rock walking track winds down from Wentworth Falls picnic area and follows a path trodden by sightseers since the late 1890s, with exceptional views over Wentworth Falls.
Keep an eye out for the old water fountains dotted along this medium track and admire their heritage design. Upon reaching the distinctive parapet-style historic lookout, gaze across the falls and Kings Tableland on your left. Mount Solitary, rising out of Jamison Valley, is a sight to be savoured and well worth the medium-sloped walk.
If all that fresh air and walking has you thinking of food, it might be time to unroll the blanket for a leisurely lunch, just like picnickers have been doing for over 100 years. Or for more things to do, visit Conservation Hut, just minutes away.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Katoomba area is always open but some locations may close at times due to maintenance, poor weather or fire danger.
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