Wentworth Falls is a small town within the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park in Australia. It lies immediately east of Leura and Katoomba, and is a little quieter than its neighbours. It still has good facilities, great walks and views, and is still only a short journey from the main tourist centres of the mountains.
Take the M4 Motorway from central Sydney. Continue straight, and follow the signs. The M4 becomes the Great Western Highway at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Continue straight until Wentworth Falls. The town is about 100km west of Sydney. Traffic is heavy with the peak commute times into and away from Sydney. Friday can see extensive delays, and Fridays before holidays are worse still.
the National Pass the best one day walk in the Blue Mountains. Steep in parts.
the Wentworth Pass track, which allows you to swim at the bottom of the Falls.
Darwin's Walk, named after Charles Darwin who visited the area, and did the walk. About 2 hours long, staring from the station and ending at the falls, so great for those visiting by train. Gentle grade.
Canyoning and abseiling are also popular activities.
There are many bed and breakfast and self contained cottages in the area, including Moments, Silvermere and Chateau Fontanelle. Popular for weekend getaways from Sydney, so expect to pay a premium for Friday and Saturday nights, and to find some good midweek deals.
Inexpensive accommodation is available in the Grand View Hotel.
Hideaway Retreat, 50 Railway Parade, Wentworth Falls, ☎ 4757 1042. Set on 32 acres of natural bushland Hideaway Retreat is located just minutes drive away from the railway station. 20 light-filled rooms, all include en-suites. Relax by the pool. Great for group functions.edit