Wentworth Pass

4 hrs

5.1 km Circuit

692 m

Hard track
This walk offers a great way to explore the magical, upper section of the Valley of the Waters. The walk starts and finishes at Conservation Hut, which has a great, picturesque cafe offering a meal or hot drink. The walk passes Empress Falls before diving deeper into the valley, then climbing out again at Wentworth Falls and returning along the plateau.

Maps for the Wentworth Pass 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 Wentworth Pass bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wentworth Pass

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 5.1 km
Time 4 hrs

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


2.7km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 750m is flat with no steps and the remaining 660m is very steep.

Quality of track

4.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 450m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (190m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 3km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 2.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wentworth Pass walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wentworth Pass walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wentworth Pass walk starts and 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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/wp

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 :)