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Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published September 11th 2018
A beautiful hidden gem in the Blue Mountains region
Wentworth Falls Lake was created in 1878 to supply water for steam locomotives by damming Jamison Creek, Wentworth Falls Lake and Reserve. Today, it is a much loved manmade lake that is home to marine life as well as wildlife, including threatened species such as the Giant Dragonfly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink.

The tranquil Wentworth Falls Lake & Reserve offers an array of outdoor & nature activities for all ages to enjoy...

It is nestled in the spectacular Blue Mountains region and not as crowded as other regions such as Leura and Katoomba, making this place of interest a true hidden gem in the Blue Mountains!

Wentworth Falls Lake and Reserve is also home to lush open spaces, green lawns, picnic areas, two children's playgrounds, sandstone sculptures and a lovely tranquil walking track that takes you around the Lake.

The Lake is surrounded by sensitive hanging swamp (listed as an 'Endangered Ecological Community') and is approximately 500-metres long and 100-metres wide... it might not be large, however, water-based activities are still enjoyed here including canoeing, sailing a small dingy and kayaking. Swimming can also be enjoyed here and certainly offers a splendid relief during warmer months!

The Lake showcases the Blue Mountains mighty seasonality; in spring baby ducklings can be seen and they are a huge drawcard for young and old alike. (Do not feed ducks bread this can cause many health problems- even death. Corn, oats, seeds, frozen peas (defrosted) are some of the food that you may bring along to feed the ducks- for more information click here).

In summer, swimming is a preferred activity and with water quality testing twice a week, it makes a wonderful and safe swimming spot for all ages.

When autumn comes along, Wentworth Falls Lake and Reserve is transformed into a magical wonderland of warm colours, with trees erupting into blazing shades of red, orange and gold.

Winter days can also be enjoyed at the Lake and Reserve, the air is crisp and everything stands still, making it a perfect time to reflect and enjoy the peacefulness.

The walk is around 3.5km and includes some walking along Waratah and Banksia Roads.

With so many activities to enjoy from a tranquil lake walk to barbecue or picnic, swimming or enjoying other non-motorised water-based activities, Wentworth Falls Lake and Reserve will certainly please all interests!

Wentworth Falls Lake and Reserve is dog-friendly (leash only) and facilities include BBQ area, two playgrounds, picnic tables and toilet facilities located at the far eastern point of the Lake (near the pirate ship playground).

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Why? A hidden gem in the Blue Mountains region...
When: All year round
Where: Sinclair Crescent, Wentworth Falls
Cost: Free
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That's not a hidden gem, it's always packed out!
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