Den Fenella Track
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

45 min to 1 h

1.1 km
return

↑ 215 m
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Hard track
Starting at Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, this walk explores the drier bushland before following Den Fenella Creek into the small canyon. The walk heads downstream along the track with some steep stairs. The walk visits beautiful cascading waterfalls before coming to a great lookout over the Jamison Valley. The cooler temperatures at the lower end of this walk are very welcome on hot days. Enjoy the waterfall one more time before returning to the 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.
As the track leaves the carpark it passes several small hut structures. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Jamison Valley just before going down to Denfenella Crk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The views just on Den Fenella track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The ferns and temperate rainforest next to Denfenella Crk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The bridge crossing Denfenella Crk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cascading down Denfenella Crk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bridges and boardwalk down and around the creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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 (-33.7254386,150.3686195)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Falls Road then drive for 1.7 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 310 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 30 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From Jamison Lookout, this walk follows the footpath, keeping the road and picnic area to the right. The path passes a sign pointing back 'To walking tracks' and comes to a small picnic area. The walk heads through this small picnic area to follows the 'Den Fenella Lookout' sign down the hill. The track soon starts to zigzag and passes a lookout, with distant views filtered through the surrounding trees (avoid the track to the left near the lookout). As the track continues down, it passes through temperate rainforest and then bends left to travel parallel with Den Fenella Creek. The track soon leads to an intersection just before a bridge, with a sign pointing back up to 'Wentworth Falls Picnic Area'.....
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Start.
After another 390 m continue straight.
After another 7 m veer left.
After another 85 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 80 m come to "Den Fenella Lookout".
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.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 570 m to get back to the start.
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Den Fenella Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 1.1 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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)
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