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Perhaps too often, I see images of this waterfall wrongly captioned as being Wentworth Falls or Empress Falls. I put down some of the confusion as resulting from the fact that access to The Valley of The Waters is from the township of "Wentworth Falls".

There are a multitude of waterfalls on The Valley of the Waters Creek as it drops steeply down the Valley of The Waters in the Blue Mountains and into Jamison Valley beyond, and Sylvia Falls are one of the most photogenic.

From the car park at Conservation Hut at the top of the valley wall it is about a 30 minute walk to this spot on the National Pass, all down down down. First you come to Crystal Cascades, which the track passes right next to, then Empress Falls, impressive sight but crap to shoot. Sylvia Falls are immediately below Empress Falls, then comes Lodore Falls. Below that you come to a track intersection, with the National Pass track continuing along the cliff wall to the next valley to the middle section of Wentworth Falls.

However, continuing down The Valley of The Waters brings you to Flat Rock Falls, Britannia Falls, Red Rock Falls and a host of unnamed drops and cascades sprinkled in between, all surrounded and sometimes covered by temperate rainforest.

Below Red Rock Falls there is another track intersection, this time with Wentworth Pass. If you take that track it leads to the bottom section of Wentworth Falls. It is a much longer walk than National Pass. Continuing down The Valley of The Waters eventually takes you to Vera Falls, outside the rainforest canopy. Now that's a long walk down!

I have shot all the waterfalls in The Valley of The Waters, including Vera Falls, but Sylvia Falls will always remain my favourite.

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