Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

45 min to 1 h

1.5 km
circuit

↑ 165 m
↓ -165 m

Moderate track
This picturesque walk goes down to the cliffs at Den Fenella Lookout, this changing from dry bushland to temperate rain forest along the way. With a short but quite slippery path down to the lookout and then up to Princes Rock, walkers will see how beautiful the Jamison Valley really is. It is worthwhile taking a break on the rockshelf at Princes Rock to enjoy the view of the cascading Wentworth Falls before heading back up to the car park. 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.
The bridge crossing Denfenella Crk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Den Fenella Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Jamison Valley. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Wentworth Falls from Princes Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The trail near Princes Rock. | 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 (-33.7255613,150.3692198)
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 340 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
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'.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 25 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Den Fenella Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 390 m veer left.
After another 650 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Princes Rock. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 70 m turn sharp left.
After another 165 m continue straight.
After another 70 m veer left.
After another 115 m turn right.
About 15 m past the end is "Jamisons Lookout".
The end.

An optional side trip to Den Fenella Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m veer left.
After another 170 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 and retrace your steps back the 180 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to Princes Rock.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Princes Rock at the start.
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.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 30 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Den Fenella to Princes Rock Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.5 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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