The traditional land of the Dharug and Gundungurra People, Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. Originally named ‘Weatherboard’ after the Weatherboard Hut, and then ‘Jamison’s Valley’ by Governor Macquarie, it wasn’t until 1879 that the name of the town was changed to Wentworth Falls in honour of William Charles Wentworth, one of three explorers.
Start your day off by visiting Fed Blue Mountains on Station Street. A beautifully designed café opened 7 days a week. Serving up great food, and coffee by Morgans Coffee Roasters, an Emu Plains-based roastery at the foot of the mountains.
Walking through the tree-lined station street, you’ll pass through a whole range of specialty stores, restaurants, and cafes.
Right next to Wentworth Falls station is Coronation Park, named to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. The Park contains a range of historical monuments such as the Bust of William Charles Wentworth, one of the three explorers who crossed the Blue Mountains, as well as the War Memorial commemorating those who died in service in various conflicts.
Continuing along up Station Street you will pass by some wonderful street art, tree-lined streets, and historic buildings.
Wentworth falls is known for some of the great local hiking tracks with grand valley views and the ever-so-popular Wentworth Falls Waterfall. The Charles Darwin walk is an easy walk that connects Wentworth Falls Village with the Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy some birdwatching and chasing waterfalls, as you follow Jamison Creek before joining onto more walks within the national park. The walk, named after the famous naturalist, is done so as Darwin walked this popular track back in 1836.
If you’d prefer something other than hiking, head up to Wentworth Falls Lake. With a playground, walking track, and a coffee truck named LoveBites Coffee Co. the lake is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the natural landscape. This is one of those little secrets known only by the locals, it’s a great spot for a picnic and the lake is always buzzing with people in kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. The Park around the lake brings you right up close to the water and there is some great information and sculptures based on the indigenous heritage of the area, paying respect to elders both past and present.
Wentworth Falls is easily accessible, being right on The Great Western Highway, as well as having a train station right in the centre of town.