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Blue Mountains: Wentworth Falls Walks and Lookouts (Hiking Guide)

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If you are looking for one of the best Blue Mountains Tours, then you need to check out Wentworth Falls. Wentworth Falls is one of the most iconic landmarks in the Blue Mountains.

This elegant three-tiered waterfall that is around 187 metres high is named after the town it is found in and is a popular destination for picnics, sightseeing, and walking.

If you want to learn more about what Wentworth Falls walking tracks and lookouts you can visit on, then keep on reading below!

1). Wentworth Falls Track

Of course, we have to start off with this walking track. The brief 1-hour long Wentworth Falls track begins at the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area and traverses up to the top of the Wentworth Falls.

The hike itself is perfect for novice hikers who aren’t looking for a demanding hike that takes a lot of time to accomplish. This track also includes many popular lookout points such as the Fletchers Lookout and the Rocket Point Lookout.

You can also choose to travel down the Grand Stairway—hand-carved stone steps that link the top of the waterfall with the valley below—when you go travel down to the bottom of the falls. 

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2). Fletchers Lookout

The Fletchers Lookout is located on top of the waterfall and offers great, up-close views of the waterfall from a unique angle. 

It also overlooks the famous Jamison Valley and other amazing Blue Mountains scenery. 

3). Rocket Point Lookout

The Rocket Point Lookout can be reached through the Wentworth Falls Track loop. All you have to do is pass through the Jamison Creek above the waterfall and follow the signs to reach the lookout.

The lookout itself is located on top of a high cliff, where you can admire the grandeur of the waterfall and the vast valley below.

4). Valley of the Waters

The Valley of the Waters walking track leads into the rainforest of the Wentworth Falls Valley. The track is the beginning of the Wentworth Pass and takes a left at the intersection at the end of the pass.

Through this intersection, you can experience the beauty of Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls. This track, however, is quite challenging and is best suited for experienced hikers as it can be easy to lose your way. 

5). Wentworth Pass

The Wentworth Pass spans 5 kilometres and can begin either at the picnic area or the Conservation Hut, a popular cafe at the end of Fletcher Street at Wentworth Falls that offers breakfast and lunch from 9 am to 4 pm. 

The walking track takes about 4 hours to complete and passes through numerous creeks and waterfalls. Wentworth Pass cuts through the top of the Valley of the Waters and into the rainforest of the Jamison Valley through Empress Falls.

The track meets the National Pass after the popular Slack Stairs, where hikers can continue on to the Grand Stairway and finally reach the top of Wentworth Falls.

Once you’ve reached the top of Wentworth Falls, you can proceed to the picnic area or return back to the Conservation Hut through the Shortcut Track.

6). Princes Rock Lookout

The Princes Rock Lookout is a great lookout to get a complete view of the unforgettable Wentworth Falls. You can reach the Princes Rock lookout through the Princes Rock walking track or through the Overcliff-Undercliff circuit.

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7). Overcliff-Undercliff Track

Out of the three circuit tracks in the area of Wentworth Falls, the Overcliff-Undercliff Track is the shortest. It starts at the Conservation Hut and trails the edge of the cliff. 

You can encounter different lookouts such as the Lyrebird and Breakfast Point lookouts and further landmarks such as Sublime Point and Mount Solitary. 

8). National Pass

The National Pass is a 4.5-kilometre circuit that takes around 3 and a half hours to complete. Like the Wentworth Pass, the National Pass can begin either at the Wentworth Falls picnic area or the Conservation Hut.  

Parts of the track are carved into the side of the cliff and pass through amazing lookouts where you can view Wentworth Falls and the Jamison Valley.

Final Thoughts

Wentworth Falls has several great trails that allow you to experience different aspects of nature from colourful wildlife to varieties of natural wonders like extravagant waterfalls and magnificent canyons.

If you want to discover the Blue Mountains to the fullest, then going on a hiking trail is one of the best ways to do so! If you plan to visit the Blue Mountains in Sydney, you should hire a reputable tour guide to arrange the tour for you.

This will give you peace of mind and you won’t need to worry about having to plan every aspect of your tour. Therefore, if you are planning to visit the Blue Mountains, then look no further than FJ Tours Day Tours.

At FJ Tours, our friendly sightseeing day tours are the best way to maximise your travel time, which means you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains.

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