National Pass - Blue Mountains - Australia

Local Attractions

When you visit Wentworth Falls to walk the National Pass trail, there are many more memorable experiences that await you.

The NPWS Blue Mountains Discovery uses the National Pass for a variety of regular interpretive activities.

Tread Lightly eco tours operates fully guided bushwalks along the National Pass and throughout the Blue Mountains.

For more adventure, High n Wild will take you on an exhilarating abseil down Empress Falls onto the National Pass.

And always a welcome sight after walking the trail, the Conservation Hut is a must stop for some light refreshment.

At Scenic World only 8km away, you can ride in luxury into the ancient forests that fill the valley between there and the National Pass.

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Building the National Pass

The National Pass hiking track was built with picks, shovels, crowbars and dynamite between 1906 and 1907. It involved cutting a zig-zag staircase into a cliff face and became a very popular walking trail.   Learn more

Restoring the Trail

After 95 years service, the track had to be closed in 2002. Bushfires, rain storms and landslides played havoc with fencing and wooden bridges. The $1.5 million restoration project won a National Trust award.   Learn more

Bushwalking Tips

Walking this historic trail will be more enjoyable if you prepare well. Bring a camera and binoculars if you can. Make sure you have adequate clothing should the weather change. Carry water and snacks. Don't stray off the trail.