The Valley of the Waters Track

1 hr 30 mins

1.5 km Return

303 m

Hard track
Venturing into the canyon of the Valley of the Waters along a slippery winding track, this walk demonstrates the beauty of the deep valley of Wentworth Falls. This walk explores the upper section of the track as far as Wentworth Pass. The walk passes several waterfalls, a great highlight especially in early morning when the falls form a mist over the valley.

Maps for the The Valley of the Waters Track 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 Valley of the Waters Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Valley of the Waters Track

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 1.5 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

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


450m of this walk has short steep hills and another 170m is very steep. The remaining (140m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

500m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 190m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (55m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 680m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 75m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 380m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 370m requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 470m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 280m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 390m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 370m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Valley of the Waters Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Valley of the Waters Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Valley of the Waters Track walk starts and ends at the Conservation Hut (gps: -33.720216, 150.3629)
Your main transport option to Conservation Hut is by;
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



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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 :)