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Charles Darwin walk is a 2.4km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
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 400m to Wentworth Falls via picturesque Weeping Rock, or 15mins 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.
About the region
Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
To Victoria Park, Falls Road. Charles Darwin walk starts from Wilson Park in Wentworth Falls village, just outside Blue Mountains National Park. To get there from Sydney:Drive along the Great Western Highway west, towards KatoombaAt Wentworth Falls village, turn left at the traffic lights onto Falls Road, where there is signage for Wentworth Falls and the national parkWilson Park is on your left, immediately after the lights, or follow Falls Road to Wentworth Falls picnic area Park entry points Victoria Park, Falls Road See on map Wentworth Falls carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Wilson Park, on Falls Road and in the national park at the Wentworth Falls picnic area carpark. By public transport Regular trains run from Sydney Central Station to Wentworth Falls. Charles Darwin walk begins in Wilson Park, 500m from the station.
This walk is managed by Blue Mountains City Council and is located outside Blue Mountains National Park.
For more information visit the council’s visitor centres at Echo Point, Katoomba or on the Great Western Highway at Glenbrook.
For walking track and council reserve closures visit the Blue Mountains City Council website.
Please take care as the ground may be muddy and slippery in areas, particularly in the sections with stairs. Please report any incidents or safety issues along this track to the council.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.