Under and Over Cliff Walk
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

3 h 45 min to 4 h

9.8 km
circuit

↑ 654 m
↓ -655 m

Moderate track
This walk from Wentworth Falls Station is a fantastic way to see a large majority of the Wentworth Falls cliffline. The track winds under and over the cliffs, giving different perspectives of the the Jamison Valley below and waterfalls along the way. Conservation Hut marks the turn-around point for this walk and is a great place to grab some lunch or a coffee for continuing back to the station. 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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The Archway in Wilson Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Charles Darwin Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bridge across Jamison Crk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cascades on Charles Darwin track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Queen's Cascade. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Undercliff Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Wentworth Falls from Princes Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Overcliff Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View over Jamison Valley. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs down into Valley of the Waters. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Conservation Hut Restaurant. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Picnic shelter along Shortcut track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Shortcut Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Shortcut Track sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Wentworth Falls Lookout. | 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 (-33.7095114,150.3761792)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Wentworth Falls Railway Station, this walk exits the station on the western side, on Station St, and turns left to head down to the Great Western Highway past the shops. At the highway, the walk crosses at the lights and turns right, heading down the hill along the foot path. This walk then turns left into Wilson Park soon after the colourful bus stop. The walk follows the footpath through Wilson Park. At the toilet block in the centre of the park, the walk tends slightly more to the left until coming to a large archway entrance to the Charles Darwin Walk, near the tennis courts.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Coronation Park at the start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 15 m veer right.
After another 45 m pass the water tap (25 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the toilet (30 m on your left).

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Then pass the "Blue Mist Cafe" (9 m on your right).
After another 20 m turn left.
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 195 m veer left.
After another 10 m pass the playground (25 m on your right).
After another 40 m pass the toilet (6 m on your left).
After another 55 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 170 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 10 m turn left, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 45 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 110 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 215 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 345 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 600 m pass the waterfall (10 m on your left).
After another 95 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Weeping Rock Circuit & Charles Darwin Walk) veer right, to head along Weeping Rock Circuit.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Wentworth Falls Track & Weeping Rock Circuit) turn left, to head along Wentworth Falls Track.
After another 50 m pass the "Charles Darwin passed this way 1836" (25 m on your left).
Then find the "Weeping Rock" (35 m on your left).
Weeping Rock
Weeping Rock

Weeping Rock is a waterfall on Jamison Creek, upstream of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains National Park. The water falls over the wide circular top overhang, to then cascade down the rocks to a pool below. A staircase beside the falls helps walkers view this waterfall from different angles. This is a nice cool spot on hot days. The rocks are slippery and there are no fences, care is needed.
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Weeping Rock is a waterfall on Jamison Creek, upstream of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains National Park. The water falls over the wide circular top overhang, to then cascade down the rocks to a pool below. A staircase beside the falls helps walkers view this waterfall from different angles. This is a nice cool spot on hot days. The rocks are slippery and there are no fences, care is needed.

Then 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 error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Undercliff Track & Wentworth Falls Track) turn right, to head along Undercliff Track.
After another 450 m turn left, to head along Undercliff Track.
After another 80 m veer right, to head along Undercliff Track.
After another 650 m (at the intersection of Den Fenella Track & Undercliff Track) turn left, to head along Den Fenella Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Den Fenella Lookout. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 7 m (at the intersection of Den Fenella Track & Overcliff Track) continue straight, to head along Overcliff Track.
After another 285 m (Breakfast Point Lookout) turn right, to head along Overcliff Track.
After another 20 m find the "Breakfast Point Lookout" (8 m on your left).
Breakfast Point Lookout
Breakfast Point Lookout

Breakfast Point Lookout is on the Overcliff Walk, west of Den Fenella Creek. The lookout has a short stone wall and great views across the Jamison Valley. The center piece of the view is out to Mount Solitary and beyond, there are also good views to Kings Tableland (left). This is a good spot to stop and enjoy the sweeping views of the majestic valley.
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Breakfast Point Lookout is on the Overcliff Walk, west of Den Fenella Creek. The lookout has a short stone wall and great views across the Jamison Valley. The center piece of the view is out to Mount Solitary and beyond, there are also good views to Kings Tableland (left). This is a good spot to stop and enjoy the sweeping views of the majestic valley.

After another 600 m (Lyrebird Lookout) turn right, to head along Overcliff Track.
After another 70 m find the "Lyrebird Lookout" (on your right).
Lyrebird Lookout
Lyrebird Lookout

Lyrebird Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout on the Overcliff Walk, south of the Conservation Hut in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout hosts a great view of Sublime Point (right) and Mount Solitary (centre). A welcome gap in the trees reveals this great view.
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Lyrebird Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout on the Overcliff Walk, south of the Conservation Hut in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout hosts a great view of Sublime Point (right) and Mount Solitary (centre). A welcome gap in the trees reveals this great view.

Continue straight, to head along Overcliff Track.
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Valley of the Waters Track & Overcliff Track) turn right, to head along Valley of the Waters Track.
After another 155 m (at the intersection of Valley of the Waters Track & Short Cut Track) veer right, to head along Short Cut Track.
After another 95 m pass the toilet (75 m on your left).
Then find the "Conservation Hut" (40 m on your left).
Conservation Hut
Conservation Hut

Conservation Hut is a small cafe perched above the Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains National Park. The hut was opened in 1963 as a meeting place for the local conservation movement. Rebuilt, Conservation Hut opened as a cafe in 1993, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Around the Conservation Hut is a small parking area, public toilets, picnic shelters, town water and B&B's. For further information or bookings call (02) 4757 3827.
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Conservation Hut is a small cafe perched above the Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains National Park. The hut was opened in 1963 as a meeting place for the local conservation movement. Rebuilt, Conservation Hut opened as a cafe in 1993, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Around the Conservation Hut is a small parking area, public toilets, picnic shelters, town water and B&B's. For further information or bookings call (02) 4757 3827.

After another 20 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your left).
After another 110 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Short Cut Track.
After another 100 m veer left, to head along Short Cut Track.
After another 150 m veer right, to head along Short Cut Track.
After another 430 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
Then pass the "Wentwarth Falls Parking" (20 m on your right).
After another 100 m pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 45 m turn left.
After another 10 m find the "Jamison Lookout" (15 m on your right).
Jamison Lookout
Jamison Lookout

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.
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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.

After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Wentworth Falls Track.
After another 8 m pass the sign (5 m on your right).
After another 25 m find the "Wentworth Falls Lookout" (10 m on your right).
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.

After another 120 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 20 m turn sharp left, to head along Wentworth Falls Track.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Wentworth Falls Track & Weeping Rock Circuit) turn left, to head along Weeping Rock Circuit.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Weeping Rock Circuit & Charles Darwin Walk) veer left, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 100 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 700 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 345 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 9 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 215 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 140 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 100 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Charles Darwin Walk.
After another 280 m veer right.
After another 195 m continue straight.
After another 45 m turn left.
After another 35 m turn left.
After another 85 m turn right.
After another 75 m come to the end.
Then cross the bridge

An optional side trip to Fletchers Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Wentworth Falls Track & Undercliff Track Start (a walking track).
Continue another 30 m to find Fletchers Lookout at the end.
"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.

An optional side trip to Den Fenella Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Den Fenella Track & Overcliff Track Start heading along Den Fenella Track (a walking track).
After another 85 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 80 m come to "Den Fenella Lookout".
Den Fenella Lookout
Den Fenella Lookout

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.
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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.

About 30 m past the end is "Den Fenella falls (National Pass)".
Den Fenella falls (National Pass)
Den Fenella falls (National Pass)

The Den Fenella Creek falls down the cliff to this halfway point on the National Pass. Here, the timber platform and handrails, installed by the NPWS, allow walkers to cool off at the pass under the dripping water. As with much of this pass, there are great views into the valley.
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The Den Fenella Creek falls down the cliff to this halfway point on the National Pass. Here, the timber platform and handrails, installed by the NPWS, allow walkers to cool off at the pass under the dripping water. As with much of this pass, there are great views into the valley.

Continue another 0 m to find Den Fenella Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 170 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Under and Over Cliff Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 9.8 km
Time 3 h 45 min to 4 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
Toilet: There are 4 on route, on average they are 2 km apart with the largest gap of 4.9 km.

Seat: There is one 6.8 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
135 m[toilet]
Toilet
470 m[toilet]
Toilet
5.4 km[toilet]
Toilet
6.4 km[toilet]
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