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National Pass Walking Trail


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Location

Sir H Burrell Drive, Wentworth Falls, 2782
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One of Australia's finest bushwalking trails.

Unfortunately the National Pass is closed until further notice due to a rockfall.  The Pass is closed off at just past the bottom Wentworth Falls, and at the bottom of Empress Canyon.  This then also closes Vera Falls walking track, Slack Stairs and Wentworth Pass.  Valley of the Waters is still open, but with no access beyond.

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

There is a good choice of excellent accommodation just a short distance from either end of the trail.

 

At Wentworth Falls just 100kms from Sydney and easily accessible by train or car. 

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