Wentworth Pass loop walking track
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Wentworth Pass loop walking track is closed between Valley of the Waters and Slacks Stairs due to rockfall. A challenging walking track that starts at Wenthworth Falls picnic area, Wentworth Pass offers lookouts, scenic views, and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park.
- Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
- 5km loop
- Time suggested
- 4 - 5hrs
- Grade 4
- What to
- Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
- Please note
Toilets, picnic facilities and drinking water are located at Wentworth Falls picnic area and Valley of Waters picnic area, next to Conservation Hut.
This challenging walking track, from Wentworth Falls picnic area, explores the magical, upper section of Valley of the Waters in Jamison Valley at Blue Mountains National Park. Wentworth Pass takes in scenic waterfalls and valley views as well as magnificent forests and dense rainforest.
Begin your walk at Wentworth Falls lookout, with breath taking views across the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary. From here you can wander down to the top of Wentworth Falls, before joining the iconic National Pass. The pool beneath Wentworth Falls is a perfect spot to relax and revel in the moist cool air on a warm day.
Taking Slack stairs you'll plunge deep into the Valley of Waters, where you’ll notice the eucalypts and angophoras give way to lush fern trees and moss-covered rocks. The track leads to Empress lookout with exceptional views. Everywhere you look there’s water; from the gentle splashing of creeks to the dull roar of cascading waterfalls.
Make sure you take a break before climbing up to Conservation Hut, where you can grab a cuppa before strolling along Shortcut track to find yourself back at Wentworth Falls picnic area.
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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
- End of 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.