Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Sydney

 

The highlight of Wentworth Falls Village, Wentworth Falls is both splendid and beautiful.

One of the Blue Mountains’ numerous attractions, Wentworth Falls is the perfect sanctuary from the busy, bustling life of lively Sydney City.

 

Wentworth falls offers all the recreational and conveniences town life demands such as:

  • Great views of the National Park

  • Recreational adventures

  • Modern accommodations

  • Shopping places

  • Festivals and cultural shows

  • Restaurants and coffee shops

  • Bushwalks and views

Originally, Wentworth Falls was called “Weatherboard” for the Weatherboard Hut which was built in 1814. A year later, Governor Macquarie named it “Jamison’s Valley”. In 1879, the name was changed to “Wentworth Falls” in honor of one of the three famous explorers, William Charles Wentworth.

 

Wentworth Falls walks:

  • National Pass – Four hours walk. Level of difficulty is Medium.

  • Wentworth Pass – Level of difficulty is Medium.

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Sydney

     

  • Circular Drive, Weeping Rock, Queen’s Cascades, Fletcher’s Lookout, Undercliff Walk, Overcliff Walk – Level of difficulty is Easy to Medium.
  • Water Nymph’s Dell – Level of difficulty is Easy.
  • Conservation Hut, Valley of the Waters, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls, Wentworth Pass track, Slacks Stairs, National Pass track, Queen’s Cascades, Conservation Hut – Five to six hours to complete. Level of difficulty is Medium and requires an experienced leader.

Wentworth Falls natural lookouts:

  • Breakfast Point Lookout

  • Princes Rock Lookout

  • Wentworth Falls Lookout

  • Rocket Point Lookout

  • Sunset Lookout

  • McMahon’s Lookout

 

Wentworth Falls Valley of the Waters:
  • Empress Falls
  • Sylvia Falls
  • Lodore Falls
  • Flat Rock Falls
  • Vera Falls

 

Institutions and places of interest within Wentworth Falls are:
  • Grand View Hotel
  • Wentworth Falls School of Arts
  • Kedumba Gallery
  • Wentworth Falls Lake
  • Pitt Park
  • Weatherboard Inn
  • Wilson Park
  • The Observatory in Hordern Street
  • Kings Tableland
  • Ingar Picnic Ground

On the eastern side of Wentworth Falls is an area called the Kings Tableland. This area is of great archeological significance as it had been very important as a gathering place for more than 14,000 years for the Darug, Wiradjuri, and the Gundungarra people. It contains ancient cultural features such as:

  • Engravings

  • Axe-grinding grooves

  • Modified rock pools

  • An occupation center

Of special interest is the story that the great author and naturalist, Charles Darwin, stayed at the Bathurst Traveller (now renamed the Weatherboard Inn) in 1836. It is reported that he had walked the distance from the inn to the cliff’s edge along Jamison Creek. He is said to have written “an immense gulf unexpectedly opens through the trees, with a depth of perhaps 1,500 feet”.