So, get this, you can’t really see Wentworth Falls (the waterfall) from the Wentworth Falls Lookout! Truth be told, the name of the lookout is based on its location in the town of Wentworth Falls. Confusing, right? Both the town and the waterfall share the same name – Wentworth Falls! Nevertheless, this viewpoint certainly isn’t the best for seeing the waterfall called Wentworth Falls.
But, it’s not all doom and gloom. The lookout is accessible to those with mobility impairments and it provides stellar views of Jamison Valley. So, it’s definitely still worth visiting. But, if you want to actually see the mindblowing waterfall called Wentworth Falls, in all its glory, you’ll need to visit one of the many other brilliant nearby lookouts, which provide much better views of the waterfall.
In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Wentworth Falls Lookout as well as all of the other lookouts, including Princes Rock Lookout, Rocket Point Lookout and Fletchers Lookout.
Read about the best waterfalls in the Blue Mountains (coming soon)
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Wentworth Falls Lookout: An Accessible Viewpoint
The Wentworth Falls Lookout is a well-known lookout in the town of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains. It’s a large fenced viewing area that many people visit during a trip to the Blue Mountains. One of the best things about the lookout is its ease of accessibility. From the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, you’ll follow the short and wheelchair-accessible paved footpath along Sir H Burrell Drive to reach the lookout. Easy peasy.
As mentioned, the Wentworth Falls Lookout isn’t actually a lookout that specifically gives you views of the waterfall called Wentworth Falls. From this lookout, you’ll only catch a glimpse of the top of the waterfall. Rather, the viewpoint offers brilliant far-sweeping views of the impressive Jamison Valley.
But, let’s be honest, most people visit Wentworth Falls to see, well, the waterfall called Wentworth Falls! For the best views of the waterfall, you’ll need to head to one of the other nearby lookouts. Below, we’ll talk about the three other lookouts, that provide awesome views of the waterfall.
FYI – the Wentworth Falls Lookout is also known as the Wentworth Falls Track Lookout, as the viewpoint is located at the trailhead of the Wentworth Falls Track.
Wentworth Falls Lookouts Map
Before we talk about each of the other lookouts, which provide views of the waterfall, let’s look at a map to help get our bearings. Please click on the image below to access an interactive map, showing the exact location of the Wentworth Falls Lookout and the other lookouts, which provide views of Wentworth Falls.
Now that you’ve familiarised yourself with the lookouts, let’s talk about the three epic lookouts providing views of the waterfall. Let’s start with Princes Rock Lookout.
Princes Rock Lookout
The Princes Rock Lookout is definitely one of the best viewpoints for admiring Wentworth Falls. You can reach the Princes Rock Lookout by following the Princes Rock Walking Track from the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area. Otherwise, after going to the Wentworth Falls Lookout, you can follow the Wentworth Falls Track and then take the Overcliff-Undercliff Track to reach the Princes Rock Lookout.
Personally, we think the Princes Rock Lookout provides the second best view of Wentworth Falls. Despite being some distance away, you’ll directly face the waterfall. So, it’s a great viewpoint to appreciate the scale and magnificence of the waterfall.
Rocket Point Lookout
Perhaps, the Rocket Point Lookout provides the best view of Wentworth Falls. From the Rocket Point Lookout, you enjoy an almost birds-eye view of the waterfall. So, it’s definitely worth going to this viewpoint. To reach the Rocket Point Lookout, you’ll need to follow two walking tracks – the Wentworth Falls Track and then the Rocket Point Lookout Track.
Last but not least, the Fletchers Lookout is another viewpoint where you can enjoy views of Wentworth Falls. Sure, the views of Wentworth Falls aren’t the best from this viewpoint. That’s because you don’t actually get to see the base of the waterfall. But, it’s still a better view of the waterfall compared with the views of the waterfall that you get from the Wentworth Falls Lookout.
To reach Fletchers Lookout, you’ll need to follow the Wentworth Falls Track and then do a short out and back via a section of the Weeping Rock Circuit.
The Base of Wentworth Falls
Of course, you may argue that the best views of Wentworth Falls are from the base of the waterfall. To reach the base of the waterfall, you’ll need to follow the Wentworth Pass Walking Track.
Read more: Wentworth Falls Track and Wentworth Pass (guide coming soon)
Other Wentworth Falls Lookouts
There are also other viewpoints in the town of Wentworth Falls, which don’t provide views of the waterfall, but of Jamison Valley and the Valley of the Waters. For the sake of thoroughness, let’s look at these other viewpoints in the town of Wentworth Falls. After all, if you’re visiting the town, you’ll want to maximise your time seeing the beauty of the area, scoping out all of the best views along the way!
Located near the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, Jamison Lookout is another large and accessible viewing area. Certainly, from Jamison Lookout, you’ll enjoy some of the best views of the Jamison Valley.
Valley of the Waters Lookout
Located at Conservation Hut, the Valley of the Waters Lookout provides more outrageous views of Jamison Valley. Whilst, the lookout is the starting point for the walk to Queen Victoria Lookout and Empress Falls.
Read more: Empress Falls – The Walk, Extra Waterfalls Nearby and Canyoning (coming soon)
Canyoning at Empress Falls
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How to Get to Wentworth Falls
The quickest and easiest way to get to the town of Wentworth Falls is to drive there. If you don’t have a car, we recommend hiring one for your trip to the Blue Mountains. A 2WD vehicle will suffice for reaching the town.
If you don’t have your own car, you should hire one using Discover Cars. Personally, we use Discover Cars and highly recommend them for finding your ideal car hire at an affordable price. Booking online is super easy and the free cancellation policy is great.
Wentworth Falls Lookout Parking
In terms of Wentworth Falls Lookout directions and parking, simply follow Falls Road and park at the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area. At the picnic area, you’ll find a large car park with toilets, that’s all totally wheelchair accessible.
Thankfully, it’s also possible to use public transport to get to the town of Wentworth Falls. Very simply, you’ll need to get a train to Wentworth Falls Station. From there, you can follow the 2.4km Charles Darin Walk, which follows alongside Jamison Creek, and eventually joins the Wentworth Falls Track. If the Charles Darwin Walk is closed, it’s it’s a 35 minute walk (2.5km) to Wentworth Falls Lookout via Falls Road. We recommend using Google Maps and Transport NSW to help plan your journey.
Accommodation in Wentworth Falls
Wentworth Falls has some outstanding accommodation options. Below, we’ve listed the three best accommodation options in Wentworth Falls.
Read more: The Best Wentworth Falls Accommodation (guide coming soon)
What to Wear and Pack
Here are our hiking gear essentials for walking to the various lookouts. Plus, if you’re doing some longer walks in the area, you’ll definitely want to use some decent hiking gear.
Osprey Skarab 30
The Osprey Skarab 30 is our go-to hiking backpack for day hikes. This well-designed unisex backpack is comfortable and spacious, so you’ll have plenty of space to pack everything without feeling the strain on your upper back.
Osprey Ultralight Raincover
A waterproof backpack cover is an absolute must when you’re adventuring outdoors. The Osprey Ultralight Raincover Medium is a high-quality waterproof cover that’ll keep your backpack bone dry.
GRAYL Reusable Water Bottle
The GRAYL GeoPress is the best water filter bottle that allows you to purify 710mL (12 ounces) of water. This bottle will make water safe to drink wherever you’re hiking.
BUFF Original Ecostretch
The BUFF Original Ecostretch is a great option when it comes to multifunctional headwear. We use the Ecostretch as a neck gaiter to keep the sun off our necks and it helps us keep warm in cooler climates.
To find out more about all of the gear that we use and recommend, read our guides about our favourite hiking gear, travel gear and camera gear. Otherwise, read our comprehensive travel packing checklist.
Other Waterfalls in the Blue Mountains
Of course, there are loads of awesome waterfalls in the Blue Mountains National Park. In fact, you’ll find many breathtaking waterfalls in the Valley of the Waters, which is accessible from the town of Wentworth Falls. Along the Valley of the Waters Track, you’ll find Empress Falls, Sylvia Falls, Lodore Falls, Flat Rock Falls, Britannia Falls and Red Rock Falls.
From the Valley of the Waters Track, you can join the Vera Falls Track to explore Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls. But, please be aware that the Vera Falls Track is off-track and unmarked. So, unless you’re an experienced bushwalker, we don’t recommend doing this additional walk.
Otherwise, some of the most well-known waterfalls in the Blue Mountains include Katoomba Falls, Govetts Leap, Leura Cascades and Minnehaha Falls (guides coming soon).
Read more: The Best Blue Mountains Waterfalls (coming soon)
Other Lookout in the Blue Mountains
Other than the lookouts described in this guide, the Blue Mountains have plenty of other riveting viewpoints. Some of the best lookouts in other areas and towns in the Blue Mountains include Govetts Leap Lookout, Evans Lookout, George Phillips Lookout, Echo Point Lookout, Cahill’s Lookout and Sublime Point Lookout (guides coming soon).
Below, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about the Wentworth Falls Lookout.
Where Is Wentworth Falls Lookout?
The lookout is located near Sydney in the Greater Blue Mountains Area, which is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Wentworth Falls Lookout address is Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales, 2787, Australia
Where Can You See Wentworth Falls?
You can only see the top of the falls from the Wentworth Falls Lookout (and the Fletchers Lookout for that matter). To see the entire waterfall in all its glory, head to either the Princes Rock Lookout or the Rocket Point Lookout. Otherwise, by following Wentworth Pass, you can reach the base of the waterfall.
How Do You Walk to Wentworth Falls?
By following the Wentworth Pass Walking Track, you can reach the bottom of the waterfall.
Is the Wentworth Falls Lookout Dog-Friendly?
No, dogs aren’t allowed in the Blue Mountains National Park. Thankfully, you can take your doggo to the nearby Wentworth Falls Lake (guide coming soon).
- Camping near Wentworth Falls Lookout: Ingar Campground isn’t too far away in the town of Wentworth Falls.
- Take a tripod: to take the best photos of waterfalls, you’ll want to use a tripod and also the slow shutter function on your camera.
- Check for closures: make sure to check the local alerts for the Blue Mountains area on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services website before visiting to make sure there aren’t relevant closures.
Read our Blue Mountains hiking guides (coming soon).
We acknowledge and respect the First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the land/water that we visited and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.