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Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.5 km SW of Wentworth Falls
Length: 1.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 92 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 92 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

For a short walk down to the beautiful Upper Wentworth Falls, this track showcases the beauty of the Jamison Valley and the Falls without having to spend a whole day walking. The Falls Picnic Area is a great spot to unwind and have a bite to eat. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls
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Wentworth Falls Picnic Area Entrance
Entrance Wentworth Falls Lookout Picnic Area
Wentworth Falls Lookout
Int of old lookout track
Int of Wentworth Falls and Weeping Rock Tracks (Nth)
Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks
Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks
Int of Weeping Rock and Wentworth Falls Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Wentworth Falls Lookout Picnic Area

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Wentworth Falls Lookout
 
Wentworth Falls Lookout +
 
A typical example of trail
 
A typical example of trail +
 
One of the lizards along the trail that you might see
 
One of the lizards along the trail that you might see +

 
Fletcher's Lookout
 
Fletcher's Lookout +
 
Queen's Cascade
 
Queen's Cascade +
 
This track is well signposted
 
This track is well signposted +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.5km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 540m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 200m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 740m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 740m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 680m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 60m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 680m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 60m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 680m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 55m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Wentworth Falls Picnic Area Entrance
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Wentworth Falls Picnic Area Entrance to Wentworth Falls Lookout Picnic Area
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 116 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
From the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, this walk heads past the BBQ shelter and follows the track (with a timber border) up the steps (keeping the road a short distance to the left). The track passes an old sandstone pillar marking an overgrown lookout (still with some views). The walk continues up this gentle hill, coming to the main entrance of Wentworth Falls Picnic Area (at the intersection of Falls Rd and Sir H Burrell Dr).

(0.12 km) Entrance Wentworth Falls Lookout Picnic Area to Wentworth Falls Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 141 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -16 m
Veer right: From the Entrance of the Wentworth Falls Lookout Picnic Area (at the intersection of Falls Rd and Burrell Dr), this walk follows the 'Wentworth Falls Lookout 100m' sign downhill along the track, passing the old picnic shelter. Soon the track becomes steeper and heads down a series of log steps until coming to and crossing Sir H Burrell Drive. On the other side of the road is the signposted 'Wentworth Falls Lookout'.

Wentworth Falls Lookout Alt = 853 m
Wentworth Falls Lookout, in the Blue Mountains National Park, is beside Sir H Burrell Drive. The lookout is fenced and has a large information sign about the area. There are some bench seats and great vistas. There is a view to Wentworth Falls (in the valley to the left), but the most captivating view is across the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary. There are also great views of the Kings Tableland (left), Sublime Point (right) and Narrow Neck (far right) escarpments. This is a great place to enjoy the scope of this World Heritage listed area.

(0.26 km) Wentworth Falls Lookout to Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 387 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -63 m
Turn left: From Wentworth Falls Lookout, this walk follows the 'Wentworth Falls Track' - 'To The Falls' sign down the hill (with the view to the right). The walk heads down the log steps, passing several information signs. The track soon heads through a sharp right-hand bend, then comes to an intersection (with a track closed at the time of writing) at the sharp left bend. There is a sign here, pointing back up to 'Wentworth Falls picnic area'.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill following the 'Wentworth Falls - National Pass' sign. The walk gradually descends the well-maintained log stairs, passing some views of the valley on the right. Soon the track comes to an intersection with another sign, pointing back up to 'Wentworth Falls Picnic Area'.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Wentworth Falls' sign down the track. The track soon steepens, heading down the steps and then coming to a four-way intersection, opposite a short track to 'Fletchers Lookout'.

(0.64 km) Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks to Fletchers Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 16 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Fletcher Lookout' sign down the steps. The fenced and signposted lookout has three main bays, two on the left (with views of Wentworth Falls) and a third down the steps, looking into the valley.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Fletchers Lookout Alt = 788 m
Fletchers Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout off the side of the Undercliff Walk, just north of the Wentworth Falls. The lookout provides a fairly close view of the top of Wentworth Falls and a great view into the Jamison Valley. There is a good distant view of Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck, and also great views of the surrounding escarpments.

(0.64 km) Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks to Top of Wentworth Falls
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 92 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Wentworth Falls' and 'to National Pass' signs down the gentle steps (with the main valley view to the right). The track soon comes to a three-way intersection, with a sign pointing back to 'Undercliff Track'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Wentworth Falls' and 'Wentworth Pass' signs down the steps. The track soon comes to a nice view of Jamison Creek, where it continues to wind down the hill and open up at a fenced rock platform at the top of Wentworth Falls. Here the walk crosses Jamison Creek using the stepping stones, to reveal a lovely waterhole and Queen's Cascades(the creek may be impassable after rain). This is the top of the Wentworth Falls.

Queen's Cascades Alt = 799 m
Queen's Cascades[1] are a lovely set of falls on the Jamison Creek at the top of Wentworth Falls. The creek heads down the wide, two-stage cascades into a sandy pool. From the pool, the water flows between the stepping stones, under the fence and down the very tall Wentworth Falls. There are also great views to Sublime Point across the valley.

Drive from Wentworth Falls Picnic Area Entrance
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 5.5 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 5.6 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 23.8 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 28.3 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 28.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 24 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 30 km (to the NE)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 32 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
34 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 34 km (to the W)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
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% humidity     (as at )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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