Walk to the Rocket Point Lookout in Wentworth Falls

The Rocket Point Lookout is an impressive vantage point in Wentworth Falls, offering panoramic views of the waterfall and Jamison Valley.

A short round walk, starting from the top of the waterfall, will bring you to this lookout, which often gets overlooked by visitors to Wentworth Falls.

Rocket Point Round Walk
Distance: 500 m (loop)
Distance from picnic area: 2.5 km (return)
Time: 1-2 hours
Grade: Easy
Dogs: Not allowed

How to Get There

You can park your car at the Wentworth Falls picnic area, which has a well-sized parking area, although it fills up quickly on the weekends.

Take the Falls Road exit from the Great Western Highway and continue to the end. This is where Falls Road evolves into Sir H Burrell Drive, looping around the car park.

From the car park, follow the walking path alongside the road that leads to the top of the waterfall, from where you can access the round walk to the Rocket Point Lookout.

Another option is to do the Darwins Walk from the Wentworth Falls train station to the top of the waterfall. This is a pleasant walk through scenic bushland and a great warmup for all the pretty things to come.

Wentworth Falls views from Rocket Point Lookout
Wentworth Falls views from Rocket Point Lookout
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Rocket Point Lookout and Round Walk

To access the Rocket Point Lookout, you need to follow a short and easy round walk with its starting point close to the top of Wentworth Falls.

From the car park at the picnic area, follow the walking track along Sir H Burrell Drive, which will take you to the top of the waterfall and past a few scenic lookouts.

The map below gives you an idea of where the Rocket Point Lookout is located in relation to the car park, with the following highlights marked from 1 to 5:

  1. Jamison Lookout
  2. Wentworth Falls Lookout
  3. Fletchers Lookout
  4. Top of Wentworth Falls
  5. Rocket Point Lookout

Map of the Rocket Point Lookout walk

As you make your way to the top of the waterfall, make sure to visit the various lookout points along the way. The Jamison, Wentworth Falls, and Fletchers lookout points are very pretty.

Another lookout point worth visiting is the Princes Rock Lookout, which requires an extra 15 minutes of hiking to get to.

Top of Wentworth Falls
Top of Wentworth Falls

Once you arrive at the top of the waterfall, walk across via the stepping stones and look out for the small signpost that says Rocket Point Circuit.

Since this is a detour, many visitors to the Wentworth Falls area skip this round walk, missing out on a beautiful vantage point. We recommend doing this round walk in an anti-clockwise manner.

Start of the Rocket Point circuit walk
Start of the Rocket Point circuit walk

At that little signpost, follow the path going up and into the bush. It’s a bit steep at first but flattens out quite soon.

From then on, it’s a pretty straightforward bushwalk, although you may find it’s a bit overgrown in sections.

Rocket Point round walk
Rocket Point round walk

The track soon arrives at a large rock archway that you will need to walk through, with an intersection and a little sign on the other side.

At that intersection, turn right, and you will arrive at the Rocket Point Lookout viewing platform.

Path to the Rocket Point Lookout
Path to the Rocket Point Lookout

The viewing platform at the Rocket Point Lookout is built on a high point on the cliff southwest of the waterfall.

It’s a relatively small, fenced viewing platform with fantastic views of Wentworth Falls and down into the valley.

Scenic district views from Rocket Point Lookout
Scenic district views from the lookout

When you’ve finished enjoying the views at the lookout, you can either return to the waterfall the same way or otherwise do the full round walk.

If you’d like to do the full round walk, instead of going back through the rock archway, keep following the path going straight.

Views of Wentworth Falls from Rocket Point Lookout

The rest of the round walk isn’t difficult at all, but there are a couple of intersections where you need to pay attention to stay on the right track.

Valley views from Rocket Point Lookout
Valley views from the lookout

For example, there is one intersection with a track that heads south towards Kings Tableland and Lincoln’s Rock. While that’s certainly a beautiful spot to visit, it’s probably best to save that for another day!

Read our comprehensive Wentworth Falls hiking guide for a complete list of all lookout points and walking tracks in this part of the Blue Mountains.
 

Discover the Rocket Point Lookout in Wentworth Falls

 

Published: October 28, 2020
Updated: April 23, 2024

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AJ Mens

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