Blue Mountains News

Wentworth Falls picnic area upgrade - re-opening details

By NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Archived 29 Jan 2024 - Posted: 29 Nov 2023
New busparking on exit road with works remaining including planting, new speedhump, traffic signage and resurfacing
The National Parks project to upgrade the Wentworth Falls picnic area is progressing well and is on track to re-open the footpaths, carparks and access roads in mid-December

The engineering works are mostly complete including the carpark and pathway modifications, drainage works and construction of the new busparking bays.

Remaining works include landscaping, completion of gutters and the resurfacing of the roads and carpark.


The project aims to improve traffic flow, safety, and increase capacity of the car park as well as reduce overflow impacts on Falls Road, Wentworth Falls. The project is managed by NPWS and is separate to other parking strategies by Blue Mountains City Council.

The car park terraces will be slightly widened and reconfigured to increase capacity from 55 spaces to 75 spaces. Two new bus-bays will be built on the internal loop road to allow parking for up to 5 mini-buses. The bays will also be wide enough for coaches to use as required. In addition, the works will slow down traffic speed with new speed humps on the loop road and improved traffic signage. The plan achieves an increase in capacity, while ensuring minimal environmental impact.

The national parks visitor alerts are  updated regularly and can be accessed here

 
Against The Grain Against The Grain Against The Grain Add the craftsman's touch to your home

Recent News

Calling all local artists – opportunity for local creatives now open
Calling all local artists – opportunity for local creatives now open
Blue Mountains City Council has now opened applications for the Blue Mountains...
Unveiling the Cosmos: A Stargazer's Guide to the Blue Mountains
Unveiling the Cosmos: A Stargazer's Guide to the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains offer more than just breathtaking vistas. Away from...
Take a Planetary Health Day on Saturday 24 February
Take a Planetary Health Day on Saturday 24 February
Blue Mountains City Council will hold the inaugural Planetary Health Day...
Seniors Festival returns with a month-long program of events
Seniors Festival returns with a month-long program of events
The annual Seniors Festival is back in March, with a month-long progra...

What's New

Pasta & Sauce Making Class: Sat May 4th
Pasta & Sauce Making Class: Sat May 4th
Fifth Ave Katoomba Retreat Learn how to make pasta from scratch with flour, semolina and water. NO EGG. It's so good, you may be converted for life
Edible Garden Trail Katoomba
Edible Garden Trail Katoomba
Fifth Ave Katoomba Retreat We're on the Trail! Visit our open garden on Sunday 3rd March from noon. Olive trees, fruit and nut, herbs and veggies.
Limousine Service - Blue Mountains
Limousine Service - Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs Enjoy a relaxing transfer in one of our luxurious limousines from Sydney Airport / CBD to the Blue Mountains
Escape to the Blue Mountains
Escape to the Blue Mountains
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Toast marshmallows around the cosy firepit.
Luxury 5 Star 2 bedroom Cottage in Leura
Luxury 5 Star 2 bedroom Cottage in Leura
La Casetta Guest review: Such a stunningly practical luxurious home, close to the magnificent mountains, restaurants, markets,shops
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Limousine Service - Blue MountainsEnjoy a relaxing transfer in one of our luxurious limousines from Sydney Airport / CBD to the Blue MountainsView Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs »