Princes Rock Lookout and Walking Track in Wentworth Falls

The Princes Rock Lookout is a scenic viewing point in the Wentworth Falls area of the Blue Mountains, offering panoramic waterfall and valley views.

A short walking track starting from the picnic area leads to this lookout, the perfect opportunity to see the entire waterfall without having to do intense bushwalking.

Princes Rock Track
Distance: 1.5 km (return)
Time: 1 hour
Grade: Easy
Dogs: Not allowed

Getting There

The start of the track to the Princes Rock Lookout is close to the Wentworth Falls picnic area, home to a well-sized car park.

To get to the picnic area, take the Falls Road exit from the Great Western Highway and drive all the way to the end. That is where Falls Road evolves into Sir H Burrell Drive that loops around the picnic area.

If you’re catching a train, get off at Wentworth Falls station, cross the Great Western Highway, and follow the Darwins Walk to the waterfall and picnic area.

Below is a map of the walk, starting from the car park.

Map of the walk to Princes Rock Lookout

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Track Notes

The Princes Rock Lookout is the perfect spot to see the beautiful Wentworth Falls waterfall in its full glory, and the track leading to the lookout is very easy.

From the Wentworth Falls picnic area, follow the walking path along Sir H Burrell Drive. The first prominent lookout there is the Jamison Lookout, which offers panoramic views of Jamison Valley.

As good as that lookout may be, you can’t see the waterfall from there, which is why we’re heading to Princes Rock!

Start of the Princes Rock Track
Start of the Princes Rock Track

From the Jamison Lookout, keep following the path along the road until you see the Princes Rock Track signpost, where the trail heads into the bush.

The track to the lookout isn’t difficult at all, but it is a little steep. It’s easy on the way down and only a little more challenging on the way up.

Walking path to Princes Rock Lookout
Walking path to Princes Rock Lookout

The path is well-maintained from start to finish, but we do recommend wearing comfortable hiking shoes, especially if you plan to do more hiking in the Wentworth Falls area.

From the signpost, it only takes about 10-15 minutes to get to the lookout, from which you can enjoy fantastic views of the waterfall and the valley.

Viewing platform at the Princes Rock Lookout
Viewing platform at the Princes Rock Lookout

The actual viewing platform is relatively small, especially compared to the one at the Jamison Lookout.

But since this lookout typically doesn’t attract huge crowds, you should be able to find enough space to enjoy the views and take some great photos.

Waterfall views from the Princes Rock Lookout
Waterfall views

As mentioned, the Princes Rock Lookout is one of the few lookouts in the Wentworth Falls area from where you can see the entire waterfall.

Especially after a period of rain, the waterfall can be such a beautiful natural spectacle to watch.

Jamison Valley views from the Princes Rock Lookout
Jamison Valley views

If the views of the waterfalls aren’t spectacular enough already, the uninterrupted views of Jamison Valley and beyond are also pretty impressive.

If you look straight ahead, you can recognise the Narrow Neck Plateau, Mount Solitary, and Ruined Castle in the far distance.

On your way back up, we recommend visiting the Wentworth Falls Lookout. To get there, turn right at the junction (see photo below).

Junction with the Wentworth Falls Track
Junction with the Wentworth Falls Track

Once you’re there, you can continue the walking track that goes over the top of the waterfall, followed by a steep descent into the valley via the historic Grand Stairway.

Another short walk we recommend doing is the loop trail to the Rocket Point Lookout, which is another excellent viewing point, offering scenic views of the waterfall from a different angle.

Read our Wentworth Falls hiking guide for a complete list of all lookout points and walking tracks in the area!

 

Discover the Princes Rock Lookout in Wentworth Falls

 

Published: October 27, 2020
Updated: July 18, 2024

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