Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

1 h 45 min to 2 h 15 min

2.7 km
circuit

↑ 479 m
↓ -478 m

Hard track
The walk from Wentworth Falls Lookout to Denfenella Lookout is a fun walk, with much to see. The walk is dotted with breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley, and with close-up views of many waterfalls. This walk starts and ends in the popular Wentworth falls picnic area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Sir H. Burrell Dr Carpark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
One of the corrugated iron shelters near the carpark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
This track is well signposted. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Jamison Valley just before going down to Denfenella Crk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Denfenella Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Jamison Valley covered in fog. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Denfenella Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Jamison Valley. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Overcliff Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Undercliff Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Princes Rock Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.725935,150.3720319)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Valley Road then drive for 1.7 km
  • Turn right onto Falls Road and drive for another 440 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 620 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Wentworth Falls Lookout (next to Sir H. Burrell Drive), this walk follows the 'Princes Rock Lookout' sign down the log stairs. Soon the track passes an old water trough on the right (not suitable for drinking). Soon after this, the track comes to a 'T' intersection, with a post pointing back up to 'Wentworth Falls Lookout'.
From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps, following the 'Car Park' arrow. The track soon passes a sign pointing back to 'Princes Rock Lookout' and comes to the footpath on the side of Sir H. Burrell Drive.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m continue straight.
Then find the "Wentworth Falls Lookout" (10 m on your left).
Wentworth Falls Lookout
Wentworth Falls Lookout

Wentworth Falls Lookout, in the Blue Mountains National Park, is beside Sir H Burrell Drive. The lookout is fenced and has a large information sign about the area. There are some bench seats and great vistas. There is a view to Wentworth Falls (in the valley to the left), but the most captivating view is across the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary. There are also great views of the Kings Tableland (left), Sublime Point (right) and Narrow Neck (far right) escarpments. This is a great place to enjoy the scope of this World Heritage listed area.
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Wentworth Falls Lookout, in the Blue Mountains National Park, is beside Sir H Burrell Drive. The lookout is fenced and has a large information sign about the area. There are some bench seats and great vistas. There is a view to Wentworth Falls (in the valley to the left), but the most captivating view is across the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary. There are also great views of the Kings Tableland (left), Sublime Point (right) and Narrow Neck (far right) escarpments. This is a great place to enjoy the scope of this World Heritage listed area.

After another 25 m pass the sign (5 m on your left).
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 115 m turn right.
After another 15 m come to the "Jamisons Lookout" (15 m on your left).
Turn left, to head along Sir H Burrell Drive.
After another 50 m find the "Jamison Lookout" (8 m on your left).
Jamison Lookout
Jamison Lookout

The recently renovated Jamison Lookout is on Sir H Burrell Drive, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout has a wonderful view to the south, down the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary and beyond. This is a great wheelchair-accessible viewpoint with a large information sign and bench seats. The lookout is fenced, and is located just below the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area.
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The recently renovated Jamison Lookout is on Sir H Burrell Drive, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout has a wonderful view to the south, down the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary and beyond. This is a great wheelchair-accessible viewpoint with a large information sign and bench seats. The lookout is fenced, and is located just below the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area.

Continue straight.
After another 25 m turn left, to head along Den Fenella Track.
After another 390 m (at the intersection of Den Fenella Track & Undercliff Track) continue straight, to head along Den Fenella Track.
After another 7 m (at the intersection of Den Fenella Track & Overcliff Track) veer left, to head along Den Fenella Track.
After another 85 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 95 m find the "Den Fenella Lookout" (15 m on your right).
Den Fenella Lookout
Den Fenella Lookout

The Den Fenella Lookout is a small fenced lookout on a cliff ledge, near where Den Fenella Creek falls into the Jamison Valley. The lookout is at the end of the track and has a tall cliff above and below. There is a small tree on the ledge adding to the sense of depth. From here, there are great views to Mount Solitary (middle), Kings Tableland (left), Narrow Neck Plateau (far right) and Sublime Point (right). This is a great spot, well worth a visit.
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The Den Fenella Lookout is a small fenced lookout on a cliff ledge, near where Den Fenella Creek falls into the Jamison Valley. The lookout is at the end of the track and has a tall cliff above and below. There is a small tree on the ledge adding to the sense of depth. From here, there are great views to Mount Solitary (middle), Kings Tableland (left), Narrow Neck Plateau (far right) and Sublime Point (right). This is a great spot, well worth a visit.

After another 155 m (at the intersection of Den Fenella Track & Overcliff Track) veer right, to head along Den Fenella Track.
After another 7 m (at the intersection of Undercliff Track & Den Fenella Track) turn right, to head along Undercliff Track.
After another 650 m veer left, to head along Undercliff Track.
After another 80 m turn right, to head along Undercliff Track.
After another 25 m find the "Princes Rock" (25 m on your left).
Princes Rock
Princes Rock

Princes Rock is a great fenced lookout, to the west of Wentworth Falls. There are extensive views into the Jamison Valley below. The lookout has an excellent view of Wentworth Falls, cascading over the cliffs opposite.
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Princes Rock is a great fenced lookout, to the west of Wentworth Falls. There are extensive views into the Jamison Valley below. The lookout has an excellent view of Wentworth Falls, cascading over the cliffs opposite.

After another 245 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Fletchers Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Undercliff Track & Wentworth Falls Track) turn left, to head along Wentworth Falls Track.
After another 8 m head up the steps (about 7 m long)
After another 50 m pass the "Charles Darwin passed this way 1836" (25 m on your right).
At the intersection of Weeping Rock Circuit & Wentworth Falls Track veer left, to head along Wentworth Falls Track.
After another 185 m turn sharp right, to head along Wentworth Falls Track.
After another 30 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 145 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Fletchers Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Wentworth Falls Track & Undercliff Track Start (a walking track).
Continue another 30 m to find Fletchers Lookout at the end.
"Fletchers Lookout".
"Fletchers Lookout".
Fletchers Lookout
Fletchers Lookout

Fletchers Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout off the side of the Undercliff Walk, just north of the Wentworth Falls. The lookout provides a fairly close view of the top of Wentworth Falls and a great view into the Jamison Valley. There is a good distant view of Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck, and also great views of the surrounding escarpments.
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Fletchers Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout off the side of the Undercliff Walk, just north of the Wentworth Falls. The lookout provides a fairly close view of the top of Wentworth Falls and a great view into the Jamison Valley. There is a good distant view of Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck, and also great views of the surrounding escarpments.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 30 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Wentworth Falls to Denfenella Lookout


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 2.7 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 2.5 km from the start.


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