National Pass from Wentworth Falls to Conservation Hut


3 hrs

3.6 km One way

739 m

Hard track
Starting at Wentworth Falls picnic area, this scenic and historic walk explores many waterfalls, lookouts and cliff edges. The walk covers a large number of steps and runs beside fenced cliff edges, so walkers will need to be fit, and also comfortable with heights. After visiting some grand waterfalls, this walk follows the cliff line, then visits another series of lovely falls in the upper Valley of the Waters. After a few more lookouts, this walk brings you to the Conservation Hut, a great spot for a picnic or cafe meal.

Maps for the National Pass from Wentworth Falls to Conservation Hut 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 National Pass from Wentworth Falls to Conservation Hut bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the National Pass from Wentworth Falls to Conservation Hut

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 3.6 km
Time 3 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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 Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

2.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 830m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 490m is very steep and the remaining 250m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (280m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 1.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 2.4km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 270m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the National Pass from Wentworth Falls to Conservation Hut walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the National Pass from Wentworth Falls to Conservation Hut walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The National Pass from Wentworth Falls to Conservation Hut walk starts at the Sir H. Burrell Drive Car Park (Nth) (gps: -33.724857, 150.3689)
Your transport options to Sir H. Burrell Drive Car Park (Nth) are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The National Pass from Wentworth Falls to Conservation Hut ends at the Conservation Hut (gps: -33.720216, 150.3629)
Your transport options to Conservation Hut are by;
Bus. (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 :)