Wentworth Falls, Katoomba

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Situated within the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, Wentworth Falls is the largest waterfall in the region, featuring two drops. The waterfall is near several aboriginal sites estimated at being around 20,000 years old. A lake formed by the cascading waterfall is a popular picnic spot, located just a short walk from the nearby village. You can swim or join the Darwin's Walk tour, named after Charles Darwin, who visited and researched the area. Be prepared for a lot of steps on the various walks offered, which can take you to the waterfall or to the nearby viewing platform. These steep trails are meant for all fitness levels, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Add Wentworth Falls and other attractions to your Katoomba trip itinerary using our Katoomba travel app .
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  • Wentworth Falls are really beautiful and well worth the hike to if you are in the Blue Mountains and Katoomba area. It's not that they are remarkably high or that ther eis a huge volume of water, it i...  more »
  • Beautiful but busy would be our summary. Our advice is to arrive early or late - particularly if visiting over a weekend. We drove around for a while before getting a parking space. Be prepared for so...  more »
  • There are many hikes around and to Wentworth Falls. If you are into hiking, then this may be something for you. But if you merely want great pictures of an impressive waterfall, this may not be the an...  more »
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  • The view from the first waterfall is really garet but the second and the third view which is really 1 hours of walking down from the first waterfall is really great. The beauty and the tranquility of the waterfall is breathtaking. Best place to go outing which is really near and worth visiting from the city!
  • Highly recommended. If you can I suggest going down to the bottom of the fall. It's a bit of a way down but worth it. Just keep going past the section with the stone stepping blocks and metal railing and to your right past the rocket path. Follow the stairs down and along the cliff until you hit the bottom.
  • The most beautiful place I have been. Amazing views. Great walks. We preferred here to the busy blue mountains attraction.
  • Superb views and big challenge for this 52yr old bloke...200mtr drop to falls base down the steepest stairs that are nearly 30cm high! Loved it!
  • Really good place to go for a trek.. good for people of all fitness levels.... Must go for a trek... Go down the steps and you will be rewarded with the amazing views of the falls.... Views will be fresh in your memory for a very long time...

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Where to stay in Katoomba

Ideal for backpackers and other travelers exploring the Blue Mountains on a budget, Katoomba offers a great selection of economical lodgings. Many visitors choose to base their trip at one of the town's motels or hostels, which offer small but clean rooms minutes from Katoomba's central area and main train station. The town also features a number of mid-range hotels, providing rooms and suites with views of the picturesque mountain range. To get the most from the great outdoors, stay at one of Katoomba's campgrounds, featuring powered sites and cozy log cabins.
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