The Charles Darwin Walk


2 hrs

5.6 km Return

189 m

Moderate track
The Charles Darwin Walk follows the beautiful Jamison Creek south, arriving at the top of Wentworth Falls. Walkers can enjoy the beauty of the creek as it cascades down the frequent small waterfalls. The top of Wentworth Falls is a fantastic spot to rest, taking in wonderful views of the Jamison Valley and water tumbling over the cliffs. Well-managed and signposted, this track has bridges and boardwalk to help keep walkers’ feet dry. It is a great walk for those visiting Wentworth Falls by public transport.

Maps for the The Charles Darwin Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the The Charles Darwin Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Charles Darwin Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.6 km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 2.3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 490m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 840m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (75m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 780m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 2.7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 140m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 2.7km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 140m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 2.8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Charles Darwin Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Charles Darwin Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Charles Darwin Walk walk starts and ends at the Wentworth Falls Railway Station (gps: -33.709737, 150.37644)
Your transport options to Wentworth Falls Railway Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)




Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)