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Weeping Rock circuit

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Weeping Rock circuit is a short walking track combining popular waterfalls, lookouts, and views near Wentworth Falls in Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
1.6km loop
Time suggested
1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, raincoat, snacks, drinking water

Starting from Wentworth Falls picnic area, this walk is a great alternative to the return Wentworth Falls track.

Take in the views from Jamison lookout, then follow the main path beside the road to Wentworth Falls lookout. From here, it’s around 200 steps down to Fletchers lookout, for magnificent views of Wentworth Falls’ famous waterfall plunging 100m into the valley.

Continue down to the top of the falls, which cascade into a shallow pool crossed by stepping stones. When you’ve had your fill, backtrack for 100m to the junction with Weeping Rock circuit. This gentle track is not as steep or busy as the main track, making it a family friendly option to loop back to the picnic area.

Photographers will love Weeping Rock, where Jamison Creek spills over a rock overhang. On a hot summer’s day, it’s a beautiful spot to cool off your feet in the shallow rock pools.

Take the metal stairs beside Weeping Rock and meander along the tranquil creek. Keep your eyes peeled for freshwater crayfish hiding in the waters. At the junction with Charles Darwin walk, head uphill to your left, to reconnect with the main track to the picnic area.

Weeping Rock is easily combined with the views from Princes Rock. For a longer walk, try Overcliff-Undercliff walking track or follow in the footsteps of the famous naturalist along Charles Darwin walk.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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

 

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Hand holding a phone with NSW National Parks app on screen. Photo: Branden Bodman/DPIE
Vistors picnic below Weeping Rock waterfall, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH.