Nature Track Circuit

The Nature Track is one of those walks you can whiz around in an hour, or alternatively explore for half the day. Heathland views, hidden pools and fern-lined creeks make for many lovely diversions along the way.

Grade: Medium

Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Distance: 3.1 kilometre circuit

Ascent/Descent: 210m descent, 210m ascent

Weather: Suitable for all conditions

Closest public transport: Local bus 685 runs along Fletcher St and Valley Road, 200 metres from the Conservation Hut.

Finding the track

From Wentworth Falls railway station, turn right onto the Great Western Highway and then first left into Falls Road. Follow Falls Road for 1.3 kilometres and take the third street on your right (Fletcher Street). Follow Fletcher Street for a further 800 metres right to the very end to the car park next to the Conservation Hut café.

Walk directions

The track starts just to the right of the café, next to the old toilets, and is clearly signposted. After 15 minutes, the track leads down steel steps to Edinburgh Castle rock (an Aboriginal cultural site), and from there to Lillian's Glen, Asmodeus pool and the top of the Valley of the Waters. After a simple footbridge the track joins with the National Pass coming up from the valley and then climbs up via Empress Lookout to the Conservation Hut.

For more track notes, refer to Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks, published by Woodslane Press and available from Lamdha Books in Wentworth Falls village, or online via http://www.woodslane.com.au.