In 1836, Charles Darwin walked from the Weatherboard Inn along Jamison Creek to the cliff’s edge to where ‘an immense gulf unexpectedly opens through the trees, with a depth of perhaps 1,500 feet’. The track was formally opened in 1986 and now leads from Wentworth Falls train station all the way to the top of Wentworth Falls. Lots of bridges, shallow waterholes, boardwalks and sheltered overhangs make this an ideal family walk. Note that although this walk is tagged as dog-friendly, you are only allowed to take dogs as far as just above Weeping Rock (about two-thirds of the way).

Grade: Easy
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: 3.1 kilometres one way
Ascent/Descent: 70 metres gradual descent, 80 metres ascent
Weather: Suitable for all conditions
Closest public transport: Wentworth Falls railway station is 300 metres from the start of the walk. Local bus 685 runs past the corner of Fletcher St and Falls Rd, 500 metres from the picnic area where the walk ends

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$1.69 each Charles Darwin Trail

 

Points of interest: Charles Darwin Trail, Jamison Creek, swimming holes, Weeping Rock, Wentworth Falls Lookout

 

Charles Darwin trail

Charles Darwin trail