Wentworth Falls, Katoomba

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#2 of 16 in Parks in Blue Mountains
Waterfall Nature / Park
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. With our international travel planner, Katoomba attractions like Wentworth Falls can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We hiked to this waterfall with a guided tour. The environment was beautiful, and it was a nice hike. The hike itself is not to hard, although there are quite a lot of stairs. At the end of the hike y...  more »
  • Steep walk down but well worth the Views, good car park nearby with picnic and toilet facilities the paths are well marked and clear although a little wet around the waterfall.  more »
  • We hiked passing by the waterfall, it's very impressive, the views are breathtaking, it's really beautiful. A lot of stairs, descents and side, but it's worth really if you have a few hours before you.
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  • 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...
  • Great walk down! A little changeling on the way back up. Lots of stairs and some are steep. Take a water bottle and a hat. You will see some little waterfalls on your way. Great day out!
  • Good stuff walk, easily accessible all stairs though quite steep. The climb done is easy the up not so much. Worth the trip to the bottom it is stunning especially when warm. A swim in those pools would be delish!
  • If you are a photographer or just enjoy nature and waterfalls you absolutely can't miss this place. So many hikes and beautiful scenery to photograph.
  • Walk from the train station and not a trek all the way to the waterfall. Along the moderate level Darwin track to the waterfall directly. Don't stop your step going down, you'll be rewarded a great view from the valley bottom.

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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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