One of the most beautiful villages in the Blue Mountains  of New South Wales is Wentworth Falls.  It’s hard for a proud  Blackheathen to admit this…but  it’s true.  My favourite destination is Conservation Hut, originally built as a resting place for bush walkers, and a meeting room for  members of the local Conservation Society.

It has changed a great deal since those early days, expanding into a spacious cafe, with a terrace overlooking the Jamison Valley. My partner and I often take overseas visitors here for lunch.

View from the terrace. Note the blue eucalyptus haze.
View from the terrace. Note the blue eucalyptus haze.
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Inside,  bricks from the original hut have been incorporated into a huge  fireplace,  providing  warmth and cheer in winter.   Great food helps too. One of my  favourites for a  light meal  is Salmon Hash, topped with a fried egg.

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As many patrons are walkers it’s a challenge for Kerry Mulford, owner of the café at times like this, when bush fires can force the closing of lookouts and tracks.

Kerry has just completed a make-over of the menu, but promises me that old favourites such as the Salmon Hash remain. There is also live music on the first, second and third Sundays of the month.

Kerry Mulford outisde the Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls.
Owner and chef Kerry (photo Blue Mountains Gazette.)
A choice of walks.
A choice of walks.
Tourists setting out for a walk at Wentworth Falls from Conservation Hut.

If you are relatively young and fit, try the walk to Empress Falls.



A beautifully maintained cottage near Conservation Hut,Wentworth Falls
Peace and beauty in Spring, near  Conservation Hut.
Autumn Glory in Wentworth Falls
Autumn Glory at Wentworth Falls. Photo by Ryan Jay Photography

It’s such a privilege to live in this peaceful, beautiful part of the world, despite the occasional challenges from Mother Nature. Do come and share it.

The Conservation Hut is open seven days a week, from 10am – 4pm weekdays and from 9.30am-4pm on weekends. Entry is via Fletcher Road.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

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