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National Pass is a 4.5km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.
Built into the side of the cliff, the National Pass is a spectacular walking track offering unrivalled views of the many natural wonders of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.
Your journey begins at Wentworth Falls picnic area, where you can stroll over to Jamison lookout and take in magnificent views of the valley below. Listen to the cascading water at Wentworth Falls, before tackling the historic Grand Stairway, built by hand in the early 1900’s. As you’re making your way down, spare a thought for the men who built it using picks and shovels, with a bit of dynamite for good measure, more than 100 years ago.
As you enter the Valley of the Waters you’ll be greeted by a set of beautiful waterfalls, including Empress, Silvia and Lodore Falls. Once you’ve climbed back out of the valley, take a break at Conservation Hut and enjoy a warm cuppa.
There is really so much to see along this walk, so be sure to pack your camera to capture the views and wildlife you spot along the way.
Take a virtual tour of National Pass captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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 Wentworth Falls carpark. The National Pass is in the Wentworth Falls precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. You can start this walk from either Conservation Hut or the Wentworth Falls picnic area.To get to Conservation Hut, take the Great Western Highway to Wentworth Falls. Turn left onto Falls Road and right onto Fletcher Street, the carpark is located at the end of Fletcher Street. Park entry points Wentworth Falls carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Conservation Hut. It can be busy on weekends and public holidays so parking may be limited.
It’s a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
Check the weather before you set out as some sections of the track can become impassable after rain.
There is limited mobile reception in areas of this park.
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.