The National Pass is a fantastic walking trail established a little over 100 years ago in the Blue Mountains. After descending a seemingly never-ending staircase carved into the bedrock, we found ourselves at the base of Wentworth Falls, a spectacular drop with a small swimming hole at the base that also doubles as a fine picnic area.
Except we weren’t really at the base, per se. We were at the base of the first drop of the waterfall. What makes the National Pass trail unique is that is takes you midway along the sheer cliff face, following a natural ledge that separates sandstone cliffs above and below the trail. It is a tough hike due to the massive sets of stairs that bookend the walk, but well worth it for the vistas and numerous waterfalls encountered along the way.
Photos taken 07 Jan 2012