Food for Thought
If your looking for somewhere in the Blue Mountains to bring the family for a picnic, byo scones & thermos, then it’s here at Wentworth Falls. Here’s some info & a map.
The whole picnic area was recently updated & provides panoramic views of the falls and across the valley to Mt Solitary. It is a large picnic area with shelters and toilets and paved walkways to the closest lookouts which are now wheel chair or pram friendly. The best lookout to see the Falls is Prince’s Rock Lookout but it’s not paved and there are alot of steps. Good exercise, if your up to it. There’s plenty of other walks from here, whether you want to just walk to the upper falls or head down the steps and into the valley. Another map here. The Falls are 187 metres tall with 3 drops according to the world waterfall database and there’s more info about the Wentworth Falls here too.
With a storm still brewing we were reluctant to venture to the upper falls which is a great spot with large stepping stones across the top of the falls and the Weeping rock/waterfall. Otherwise, if it’s a fine day there’s the the Undercliff walk across to the Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut, or no end of steps down the cliff to the valley floor and back up again. Not today, as there’s always roadworks on the Great Western Hwy around Hazelbrook, Lawson & Wentworth Falls and it’s time to keep ahead of the storm and the traffic. Next time.