This walk to Wentworth Falls is one of my favourites in the Blue Mountains, with numerous cliffs and waterfalls up close and personal. The proximity of the scenery makes it quite spectacular, but rather hard to photograph. Nevertheless, you’ll hopefully get a reasonable impression from the photos that follow. One of the classics in the region.
There are in fact a few variations to the walk along the National Pass, including taking the lower Wentworth Pass, and adding on the Nature Track loop. You can also do a much longer circuit walk taking in Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls in addition to Wentworth Falls, and my photos from this walk are nicer than the ones in this post, so have a look. Track notes are at the end.
Wentworth Falls via National Pass: The Scenery
Photos from a few different occasions. My older cameras struggled with the lighting on this walk, so the quality is sometimes a bit iffy.
You can start a number of walks at Conservation Hut (with a cafe and NPWS info centre) in the suburb of Wentworth Falls. There are maps at Conservation Hut so you don’t really need track notes, but the loop via the National Pass and back over the top of the cliffs is described in various books, including A Day in the Bush, and also online on Wildwalks. The National Pass is great but another worthwhile variation is the Wentworth Pass, which drops down below the cliff line; you can come back the same way as the National Pass loop. You can also do the shortish Nature Track loop, and then continue on to do either of the walks above. There’s also a circuit walk via Vera and Hippocrene Falls, which is excellent.