The National Pass, Blue Mountains National Park

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Blue Mountains
Built into a cliff side, The National Pass is a historic bushwalking trail that offers unparalleled views of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park's many wonders. This popular hiking track was picked, shoveled, and blasted through with dynamite in the early 1900s. Start your journey at the picnic area, then stroll past epic lookouts as you soak in the sweeping views of the Valley of the Waters. Be prepared to tackle the historic Grand Stairway and remember to have your camera ready to capture the wildlife along the way. On your way up from the valley, stop at Conservation Hut for a warm cup of tea. Plan your The National Pass visit and explore what else you can see and do in Blue Mountains National Park using our Blue Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner .
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  • The entire pass is closed but a few hundred first meters are open. Great views of the valley, the falls are seen from the pass. Not too difficult.  more »
  • The National Pass Trail is almost entirely closed for the indefinite future due to a rock slide issue from 2017. However, a small portion at the beginning of The National Pass Trail is open. That port...  more »

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