While not one of the most spectacular Blue Mountains waterfalls, the Den Fenella Falls are quite picturesque. The Den Fenella Creek drops down a series of cascades through a dark, rainforested glen, with tall cliffs and ferns on both sides.
The Den Fenella Track follows the waterfall down the gully to where it plunges over the cliffs and into Jamison Valley. The track crosses the creek a couple of time before reaching the Den Fenella Lookout.
There are multiple vantage points along the track where can get a good view of the falls.
Den Fenella Falls is best visited after some decent rain, as the creek can stop flowing (or have just a trickle of water) in dry periods.
The waterfall was named by Captain James Murray, a merchant sea captain who eventually owned a number of properties in South Wentworth Falls. He named if after a ravine of the same name near his birthplace in Scotland: Fenella was the daughter of the Earl of Angus, who murdered the Scottish King Kenneth III and then killed herself near the ravine.
Getting to Den Fenella Falls
The waterfall is about 1km return from the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, at the end of Sir H Burrell Drive, which is about 3.2km from Wentworth Falls village and station. It’s best visited as part of a 4-5km scenic Wentworth Falls scenic cliff-top loop (see map below), or the Overcliff-Undercliff Track walk (3.9km one-way).
- National Parks (NPWS) – Den Fenella Walking Track