Charles Darwin walk

Follow in the footsteps of the famous naturalist, Charles Darwin, who walked this popular track in 1836. Starting from Wilson Park, today's visitors can stroll the boardwalk and bush track through open forest, shrub, and hanging swamps to the national park boundary, where the walk meets Weeping Rock loop.
Along the way, Jamison Creek's rock pools and cascades are tranquil spots to cool your feet on a hot day. Bird watchers should keep an eye out for honeyeaters, shrub wrens, and the raucous black cockatoos that can't resist the native banksia trees.
From the park boundary, it's only 400 metres to Wentworth Falls via picturesque Weeping Rock, or 15 minutes to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Spend some time exploring the many walks and lookouts in the park, including Fletchers lookout, that offer incredible views of the waterfall and vast Jamison Valley, before retracing your steps back along the walk or taking Falls Road from Wentworth Falls picnic area back to town.

Nearby events

  1. Blue Fringe Arts Exhibition

    Wednesday 24 October 2018 to Friday 26 October 2018 , Wentworth Falls

    As part of Mental Health month, the twenty-sixth Blue Fringe Arts Exhibition showcases work by local artists and crafts people, offering prizes for excellence. Blue Fringe celebrates the creativity of people with a lived experience of ment…

    24 Oct - 26 Oct
  2. Blue Mountains Artfest

    Friday 09 November 2018 to Sunday 11 November 2018 , Wentworth Falls

    Blue Mountains Artfest is an annual weekend art festival that celebrates the talents of local and regional Australian artists and artisans. Celebrating its 36th year of running, the festival showcases work by local and regional artists and …

    09 Nov - 11 Nov
  3. Task Force 72 Model Ship Association Annual Regatta

    Saturday 24 November 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Wentworth Falls

    Come and watch as members from the Task Force 72 Model Ship Association from around Australia gather to display and run their 1:72 scale model vessels on Wentworth Falls Lake. The detailed models, which are owned, built and maintained by …

    24 Nov - 25 Nov