About this walk
This walk follows the tracks around Wentworth Falls.
It takes about 6 hours to complete the full 15 kilometre walk,
but plan extra for plenty of breaks and photography stops.
Consider that there's a lot to see along the way.
Getting there and back
Get the train to Wentworth Falls using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Wentworth Falls at transportnsw.info.
Along the way
From the station follow Station Street and cross the Great Western Highway.
Turning right from the crossing, enter Wilson Park on the left.
Start down Darwins Walk at the far end of the park.
Follow Darwins walk along the creek down the gully.
Climb down Weeping Rock or take the detour if this section if closed.
From Weeping Rock follow the trail and cross Wentworth Falls along the step stones.
+ 0.5h / 1km Optionally take the side trail up the narrow gully directly after the falls.
Follow the signs to Rocket Point for another lookout across the falls.
From rocket point a loop of bushtrails leads back to the falls.
Follow the path along the cliff, which turns into a very long section of steps down.
Follow the path around the bottom of the falls.
From the far end of the falls follow the Federal Pass, or the detour down Wentworth Pass.
Both options end up at the foot of Sylvia Falls, from which a series of steps continues.
Follow the path up to the top of Empress Falls.
Take the staircases out of the gully.
At the intersection go directly up to the Conservation Hut, or continue on for the Nature Trail
+ 1h / 3km From the intersection follow the track to the right up the gully.
At the top of the gully the trail passes several rock formations across the valley.
From the intersection follow the directions to the picnic area.
Keep following the signs to the picnic area past the trailheads along the way.
Find the Shortcut Track down the steps from the kiosk.
Follow the Shortcut Track to the carpark for the lookouts.
Cross the carpark to find Jamison Lookout.
Continue along the footpath to Wentworth Falls Lookout.
From Wentworth Falls Lookout follow the sign to the Falls down the hiking trail.
Follow Wentworth Falls Lookout Track to the top of the falls.
From the top of the falls follow the sign to Wentworth Station, retracing your steps along Darwins Walk.
What to bring
- Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
- Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
- Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
- Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
- Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
- Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
- Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.