Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, Blue Mountains, is approximately five kilometres south of the township of Wentworth Falls on the escarpment overlooking the Jamison Valley and Kings Tableland. The views are similar to Echo Point without the crowds. There are two modern viewing platforms with extensive views looking south through the Great Dividing Range. The lookouts are wheelchair friendly and coach and bus parking is available.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Charles Darwin visited the area in January, 1836, the young Darwin was a naturalist aboard the ship ‘HMS Beagle’ which visited Sydney towards the end of a five year voyage. Hiring a guide and two pack horses, he made the trek across the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and return. On return he made mention of Wentworth Falls and its beauty. He said “following down a little valley and its tiny rill of water to where that ‘tiny rill’ plunged spectacularly into the vastness of the Jamison Valley.” This scene impressed him: “One stands on the brink of a vast precipice, and below is this grand gulf, thickly covered with forest.”

The Charles Darwin Walk starts in Wilson Park near the bowling club and follows the attractive Jamison Creek south, arriving at the top of Wentworth Falls. Walkers can enjoy the beauty of the creek as it cascades down the frequent small waterfalls. The top of Wentworth Falls is a fantastic spot to pause and take in the wonderful views of the Jamison Valley and water tumbling over the cliffs. This track has many signs as well as bridges and boardwalks. It is a great walk for those visiting Wentworth Falls by train.

Wentworth Falls Bush Walks

Besides the Charles Darwin Walk, there are many walks at Wentworth Falls that start from the picnic area, they appear to be well posted with times and ease of terrain.

The Conservation Hut Cafe

A short drive or a short walk through the bush (1klm/20 Mins), brings you to The Conversation Hut Cafe for those who don’t have a lunch with them. They have an extensive menu from snacks to main meal. There is parking and handicapped access and positioned at the track head for The Valley of the Waters.

Wentworth FallsPicnic Area and Amenities

The area is administered by the NPWS (National Parks and Wildlife Service ) and is a credit to them. There are many picnic tables surrounding a very new barbeque area which has a large shelter and a modern toilet block nearby. There are large signs with information regarding walks and the area’s unique qualities.

Transport

There are many transport options to Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, train, bus, coach or private car where there is free parking.

Jeff – Parks in Sydney.

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  1. It looks like a fabulous place to visit and I like the history aspect. Thank you for the fantastic information and photos.
    Jenny Locke recently posted..How to create good passwordsMy Profile (dofollow)

  2. My wife and I visited the area several times when we first met. It has a magical mysterious feeling about the area. We went in her brand new Mazda RX7 and I learned what a great revhead she is. Still have the car !
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  3. Wentworth falls looks spectacular. I love the blue mountains area and have fond memories. Imagine what Charles Darwin would have gone through to get there before the roads were built.
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  4. I absolutely love Wentworth Falls. We’ve walked in that area many, many times and it’s one of our favourites. Time for another trip to the Blue Mountains I think :)
    Jan Littlehales recently posted..Top 10 Outdoor Activities for kidsMy Profile (dofollow)

  5. I love the Blue Mountains, and Wentworth Falls is a beautiful part of it. It’s been a long time since I was there – you may just be prompting to plan a trip up there with the children, thank you :)
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  6. Hi Jenny
    There is plenty of history around the Blue Mountains and it is all interesting.

  7. Hi Harry
    You are right there is a magical mysterious feeling about the Blue Mountains and it is so relaxing. Can’t believe you still have the same car, must be very special.

  8. Hi Jackie
    Wentworth Falls is amazing and it is hard to imagine what the explorers went through without all the mod cons.

  9. Hi Janet
    Yes it is beautiful and the bushwalks are lovely. Must organise a bush walk in the mountains before it gets too hot.

  10. Great idea Hilary, always heaps to do at the mountains.

  11. Hi,

    Wow looks like a very peaceful and beautiful place to go to. I seems Sydney has lots of beautiful scenery. I’ve never been to Sydney before and I’ve been wanting to go there. Maybe one day in the future :) . Thanks for providing more information that I can plan my trip on.

    Best regards,
    Wilson
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  12. That’s a lovely place and thanks for sharing with us. Sydney is a very lucky city with the number of parks available in it.
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  13. Hi Tania

    Wentworth Falls is a beautiful and serene place to visit. I just love the Blue Mountains, it has a real calming atmosphere.

  14. Hi Wilson

    When you visit Sydney the Blue Mountains is a must to put on your list and it is very peaceful. We are lucky in Sydney with all the beautiful places we can visit.

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