The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

40 min to 45 min

1.8 km
return

↑ 103 m
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Moderate track
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. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Wentworth Falls Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
A typical example of trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
One of the lizards along the trail that you might see. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fletcher's Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Queen's Cascade. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
This track is well signposted. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7248999,150.3689044)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Falls Road then drive for 1.7 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 140 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
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).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 100 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 85 m find the "Wentworth Falls Picnic Area" (30 m on your right).
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area

The Wentworth Falls Picnic Area is in the Blue Mountains National Park on Sir H Burrell Drive (Wentworth Falls). The picnic area is host to a couple of wonderful lookouts and some good facilities. A large car park, toilets (wheelchair accessible), picnic tables, free electric BBQs, town water and information signs. This is a great spot to relax between walks in the area.
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The Wentworth Falls Picnic Area is in the Blue Mountains National Park on Sir H Burrell Drive (Wentworth Falls). The picnic area is host to a couple of wonderful lookouts and some good facilities. A large car park, toilets (wheelchair accessible), picnic tables, free electric BBQs, town water and information signs. This is a great spot to relax between walks in the area.

After another 40 m pass the BBQ (15 m on your right).
After another 6 m pass the shelter (10 m on your right).
Turn right.
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 5 m veer left.
After another 115 m veer right.
After another 4 m turn left.
After another 10 m find the "Wentworth Falls Lookout" (10 m on your left).
Wentworth Falls Lookout
Wentworth Falls Lookout

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.
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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.

Then pass the sign (15 m on your right).
After another 140 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 20 m turn sharp left.
After another 185 m veer right.
After another 40 m head down the steps (about 7 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Fletchers Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn around when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 8 m turn sharp left.
After another 45 m veer right.
After another 80 m come to "Queen's Cascades".
Queen's Cascades
Queen's Cascades

Queen's Cascades 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.
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Queen's Cascades 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.

A stepping stones.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 890 m to get back to the start.
"Grand Stairway".
Grand Stairway
Grand Stairway

The Grand Stairway is a very memorable section of the National Pass in the Blue Mountains National Park. The stairway is reported to be 'the tallest outdoor staircase in Australia' and was built in the early 1900's by hand (and dynamite). This stairway, and the rest of the National Pass, was built by a team nicknamed 'the Irish Brigade' for the cost of £430 . Today, the Grand Stairway is well-maintained and provides walkers access to the valley below Wentworth Falls.
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The Grand Stairway is a very memorable section of the National Pass in the Blue Mountains National Park. The stairway is reported to be 'the tallest outdoor staircase in Australia' and was built in the early 1900's by hand (and dynamite). This stairway, and the rest of the National Pass, was built by a team nicknamed 'the Irish Brigade' for the cost of £430 . Today, the Grand Stairway is well-maintained and provides walkers access to the valley below Wentworth Falls.


An optional side trip to Fletchers Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 30 m come to "Fletchers Lookout".
Fletchers Lookout
Fletchers Lookout

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.
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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.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 30 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

The Falls Picnic Area to Upper Wentworth Falls


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.8 km
Time 40 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 225 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 100 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 510 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
100 m[toilet]
Shelter
225 m[shelter]
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