Blue Mountains National Park is the ultimate New South Wales destination, but Wentworth Falls is worthy of a trip all its own. This idyllic town 95 kilometers outside of Sydney offers picturesque views, quaint streets and spectacular bushwalks.
The Grandview Hotel sits in the historic town’s center, just 10 kilometers from the national park. Its outdoor beer garden is the ideal place for grabbing a drink and soaking up views, or relaxing after a challenging hike to the Three Sisters.
Visitors looking to get back to nature can go for a dip in the local lake or embark on the Charles Darwin Walk. This well-known walkabout starts in Jamison Creek and ends at the top of Wentworth Falls, a scenic cascade of crystal clear water. Travelers looking to relax can picnic at the well-preserved Kings Table, just outside the town center. The Aboriginal site was occupied some 22,000 years ago and remains a destination for those interested in Australia’s indigenous tribes.
Visit the falls in late afternoon, when natural light cast on Three Sisters makes for the best photos. Hiking trails around the falls are deceptively steep, so be prepared—and in shape.