National Pass (Sydney) is one of Australia’s finest trails, that takes you along steep staircases, gorgeous waterfalls, narrow slippery cliff lines, and stunning views of the Blue Mountains. National Pass Trail (Australia) is a 6 km long Grade-4 bushwalking circuit that requires some fitness level and prior experience in bushwalking.
Having said that I did this walk along with my Uncle, Aunt, and their 10 and 12-year-old kids. And we totally loved every minute of the 3.5 hours spent in the arms of nature. We came across muddy slippery footholds, the famous Grand Stairway with a dizzying view of the valley, walked under overhanging rocks, and even behind a kinda-drizzling waterfall. We started the walk from Wentworth Falls Picnic Area.
Can you those tiny people in the picture? From Fletcher Lookout, we walked all the way there. Wentworth Falls was the first waterfall that we crossed, as we walked further into the national park.
|Clicked from Fletcher Lookout|
Check out some other beautiful views from National Pass Trail
|The Edge of the Waterfall|
|The path from Wentworth falls|
|At the top of the Grand Stairway|
|How can anyone not fall in love with this view!|
|We caught our breath ‘and heart’ after descending the stairway.|
By this time we had walked over an hour and decided to walk further up to the Conservation Hut, which was 2 hours away.
One of my favorite part of the trail is Den Fenella Lookout, which is also the wetter part of the trail. The Den Fenella Creek runs overhead and it felt like walking behind a drizzling waterfall.
Empress Waterfalls looked majestic, with water rushing down the ebony rocks, carved millions of years ago. There were few abseilers in their wet suits climbing up the waterfall. Looks like is a hot spot for those seeking more adventure.
Conservation Hut and the car-park were only 10 minutes away from here, but the stairs to the hut can really test your stamina. We took many breaks before we finally emerged from the national park.
Wentworth Falls Suburb was clouded in mist as we drove back home, cherishing the wonderful trek we had just completed.