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“Best attraction in BM”
Review of The National Pass

The National Pass
Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best attraction in BM”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I love a good trek, and the national pass was exactly my cup of tea. Although the trek is rated 'hard', it was not as difficult as I thought it would be. There are plenty of steps, but if you have a reasonable level of fitness it is very do-able. The walk is well signed and very safe. Plenty of railings to hold on to.

On to the scenery - it certainly did not disappoint. We had breathtaking views of the mountains, and the waterfall was beautiful. We could even see a rainbow forming above it when the wind was strong. The 4 hour walk was very worthwhile, and I will not hesitate to return.

Directions - following the suggestions of some reviews, we started the walk from wentworth falls instead of conservation hut. We took the train to wentworth falls, started the trek with Darwin's walk (2km), then followed sign posts that led us to the national pass, and exited at conservation hut. I strongly recommend going in this direction, as the part of the walk at the edge of the cliff (near wentworth falls) has really steep steps, and if you were walking in the opposite direction, that will be near the end of the walk, and it is really tiring. Also, try to avoid going when there is rain/slight drizzle. The winds are really strong up there and it's really difficult to find shelter.

Visited August 2013
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“Breathtaking, a must do!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

An unbelievable treck. My partner and I did the national pass treck we left from the wentworth falls end and finished at the cafe end. I would recommend to everyone to go this way as there are extremely step stairs at wentworthfalls end which would be exhausting to do at the end of a 6km treck (2.5 hours). Every about this treck is amazing. Take water and some snacks. I would do it over any other activities or trecks on the mountain. Enjoy.

Visited August 2013
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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“Car free hike”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

My husband and I took the train from Sydney to the Wentworth Falls stop on the Blue Mountains line and then walked from the train station to the city park where Darwin's Walk begins. Darwin's Walk is a lovely track along a little creek til you get to the top of Wentworth Falls and the beginning of the National Pass trail. From there we hiked the National Pass all the way to the conservation hut where we had some delicious affogato and then walked the overcliff track back and back into town to catch the train home. Very doable for an all day trip and very, very beautiful. Not to be missed. There lots of friendly aussies on the track and you can buy food at the conservation hut. We packed our own picnic and snacks but had a snack at the hut.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful & scenic”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Great walk with beautiful scenery. If you enjoy bushwalking, definitely make the effort to do this walk. Make sure you are reasonably fit as there are a lot of stairs. Also, ensure you have adequate shoes with a good grip, preferably hiking boots.

Visited April 2013
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Switzerland
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“The Hike to do in the Blue Mountains”
Reviewed 20 January 2013

If you visit the blue mountains, this is the hike / trail to do.
You can walk for 10 - 15 minutes to the top of the waterfall and have a nice view of the valley. You can also chose to walk down towards the waterfall, which will take you about 1 - 1,5 hours, including some picture time. The climb is pretty real, with quite some big steps. Everything is restored pretty well and it does give you the nice feeling of being out in the nature. You can also go for the real hike and do the complete trail: 2 - 5 hours, depending on your flavor of choice.
If you have to choose between this hike and the 3 sisters hike:
- There will be less people here
- The waterfall beats the 3 sisters rock
- The parking is for free here.
- The view, on a clear day, might be better at the 3 sisters.

O yeah, bring your own supplies, there are no shops around.

Visited January 2013
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