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Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.5 km SW of Wentworth Falls
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 282 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 282 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 There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

The walk from Wentworth Falls Lookout to Denfenella Lookout is a fun walk, with much to see. The walk is dotted with breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley, and with close-up views of many waterfalls. This walk starts and ends in the popular Wentworth falls picnic area. (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 Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout
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Wentworth Falls Lookout
Int of Princes Rock and Wentworth Falls Lookout Track
Int of Sir H. Burrell Drive and Princes Rock Track
Jamison Lookout
Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks
Int of Overcliff and Den Fenella Lookout Track
Den Fenella Lookout
Int of Overcliff and Denfenella Lookout Track
Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks
Int of Undercliff and Princes Rock Tracks
Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks
Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks
Int of Wentworth Falls and Weeping Rock Tracks (Nth)
Int with old Lookout track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Princes Rock and Wentworth Falls Lookout Track

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)

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Photo Gallery

 
Sir H. Burrell Dr Carpark
 
Sir H. Burrell Dr Carpark +
 
One of the corrugated iron shelters near the carpark
 
One of the corrugated iron shelters near the carpark +
 
This track is well signposted
 
This track is well signposted +

 
The Jamison Valley just before going down to Denfenella Crk
 
The Jamison Valley just before going down to Denfenella Crk +
 
Denfenella Track
 
Denfenella Track +
 
The Jamison Valley covered in fog
 
The Jamison Valley covered in fog +

 
View from Denfenella Lookout
 
View from Denfenella Lookout +
 
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The Jamison Valley
 
The Jamison Valley +

 
View from Overcliff Track
 
View from Overcliff Track +
 
Undercliff Track
 
Undercliff Track +
 
The Princes Rock Track
 
The Princes Rock Track +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout 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 2.2km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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
1.4km of this walk has short steep hills and another 510m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 160m is flat with no steps and the remaining 150m is very steep.

Quality of track
1.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 590m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (160m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 1.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 440m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1.2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1000m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 2km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 150m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
1.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 880m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (150m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Wentworth Falls Lookout
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive to Wentworth Falls Lookout
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|

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 km) Wentworth Falls Lookout to Int of Sir H. Burrell Drive and Princes Rock Track
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 182 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -13 m
From Wentworth Falls Lookout (next to Sir H. Burrell Drive), this walk follows the 'Princes Rock Lookout' sign down the log stairs. Soon the track passes an old water trough on the right (not suitable for drinking). Soon after this, the track comes to a 'T' intersection, with a post pointing back up to 'Wentworth Falls Lookout'.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps, following the 'Car Park' arrow. The track soon passes a sign pointing back to 'Princes Rock Lookout' and comes to the footpath on the side of Sir H. Burrell Drive.

(0.18 km) Int of Sir H. Burrell Drive and Princes Rock Track to Jamison Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 137 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the top of the steps, this walk follows the footpath against the flow of traffic, keeping Jamison Valley to the left. Soon the footpath leads past the information sign to the fenced and signposted Jamison Lookout (and great views).

Jamison Lookout Alt = 858 m
The recently renovated Jamison Lookout is on Sir H Burrell Drive, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout has a wonderful view to the south, down the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary and beyond. This is a great wheelchair-accessible viewpoint with a large information sign and bench seats. The lookout is fenced, and is located just below the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area.

(0.32 km) Jamison Lookout to Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 379 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -64 m
Continue straight: From Jamison Lookout, this walk follows the footpath, keeping the road and picnic area to the right. The path passes a sign pointing back 'To walking tracks' and comes to a small picnic area. The walk heads through this small picnic area to follows the 'Den Fenella Lookout' sign down the hill. The track soon starts to zigzag and passes a lookout, with distant views filtered through the surrounding trees (avoid the track to the left near the lookout). As the track continues down, it passes through temperate rainforest and then bends left to travel parallel with Den Fenella Creek. The track soon leads to an intersection just before a bridge, with a sign pointing back up to 'Wentworth Falls Picnic Area'.

(0.7 km) Int of Den Fenella and Undercliff Tracks to Int of Overcliff and Denfenella Lookout Track
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - duckboard
Length = 11 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk crosses over Den Fenella Creek using the bridge and comes to an intersection at the 'Den Fenella' sign.

(0.71 km) Int of Overcliff and Den Fenella Lookout Track to Den Fenella Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 73 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -51 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Den Fenella' sign along the lower track, keeping the creek to the left. The track soon begins to go down very steeply (can be slippery) between the handrails and rock wall. The track then crosses the creek at the stepping stones below the cascades (the creek may be impassable after rain). On the other side of the creek, the walk heads down the steps to come to a bridge below the bigger Den Fenella Fall.
From the Den Fenella Fall, this walk crosses the metal bridge and continues along the cliff edge along the fence-lined track. After heading down some steps, the track ends at a fenced point with great views across the valley.

Den Fenella Lookout Alt = 720 m
The Den Fenella Lookout is a small fenced lookout on a cliff ledge, near where Den Fenella Creek falls into the Jamison Valley. The lookout is at the end of the track and has a tall cliff above and below. There is a small tree on the ledge adding to the sense of depth. From here, there are great views to Mount Solitary (middle), Kings Tableland (left), Narrow Neck Plateau (far right) and Sublime Point (right). This is a great spot, well worth a visit.

(0.78 km) Den Fenella Lookout to Int of Overcliff and Den Fenella Lookout Track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 73 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 51 m Descent = -8 m
Turn around: From the lookout, this walk heads along the track (keeping the valley views to the right), soon crossing the bridge in front of Den Fenella Fall.
From Den Fenella Falls, this walk heads up the stone-cut steps, crossing the creek above the same falls using the stepping stones (the creek may be impassable after rain). On the other side of the creek, the walk continues up the stairs, passing another cascade. The track soon flattens out and follows the creek, coming to an intersection just before the footbridge and a sign pointing back to 'Den Fenella'.

(0.86 km) Int of Overcliff and Denfenella Lookout Track to Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - duckboard,bushtrack,bushtrack
Length = 925 m Time = 35 mins
Climb = 141 m Descent = -136 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk crosses over Den Fenella Creek using the bridge and comes to an intersection with the 'Undercliff Walk'.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Undercliff Walk' sign, initially following the creek on the right, downstream. The track heads up a small set of steps and then tends left (revealing valley views on the right). Soon after passing a rock wall (on the left), the track goes through a muddy section and continues, passing some more large boulders. Soon the track passes another great rock wall (on the left) with fantastic valley views and an old wire fence. The walk then crosses a small metal bridge and comes to an overhang with a constructed stone wall.
From this overhang, the walk continues around the valley to soon come to a fenced (unnamed) lookout with great views. From the lookout, this walk heads back into the bush, across a small metal bridge and then soon comes to a three-way intersection with 'Princes Rock' track on the left (and a sign pointing back to the 'Valley of the Waters').
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Wentworth Falls' sign along the 'Undercliff Walk'. The track is initially flat, then soon heads down some steps and passes under a large overhang. After the overhang, the walk heads down some steps, turns left and comes to an intersection (with a track on the right) at the start of another large overhang. (The lower right-hand track heads down to Eagles Nest Lookout.)
From the intersection, this walk heads under the overhang (keeping the rock face on the left). At the other end of the overhang, the track turns left and then passes along another rock wall before coming to a large dead tree and some great valley views.
From this view, keeping the rock face on the left, this walk heads under three significant and low overhangs (be sure to duck), each with wide sweeping right-hand bends. The last overhang has timber blocks on the floor. Soon after the last overhang, the track comes to a four-way intersection, with 'Fletchers Lookout' a short distance to the right.

(1.78 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
Turn right: 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 continue straight 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.

(1.78 km) Int of Undercliff and Fletchers Lookout Tracks to Wentworth Falls Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 387 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 63 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Wentworth Falls Picnic area' sign up the steps, away from 'Fletchers Lookout'. Soon the track comes to a 'T' intersection, with a sign pointing back to 'Wentworth Falls'.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Wentworth Falls Picnic Area' sign up the log steps. The track soon passes some views to the left and then comes to an intersection (at a sharp right-hand bend), with a track closed at the time of writing. Here there is a sign pointing back to 'Wentworth Falls - National Pass'.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps, following 'Wentworth Falls Picnic Area' signs. The walk soon heads through a sharp left bend, then continues up the hill, passing several information signs. At the top of the steps, the track breaks out to Wentworth Falls Lookout on Sir H. Burrell Drive.

Catch the bus from Wentworth Falls Lookout
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Wentworth Falls Lookout
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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

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Katoomba
Manly
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Penrith
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Gosford
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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 5.7 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 5.8 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 23.5 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 28.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 28.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout
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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 3 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
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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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