Centennial Grove Grotto Canyon

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Centennial Grove Grotto and Dalpura Canyon is a must-see natural Aussie Bucket List attraction when visiting the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Centennial Glen is the headwaters of Centennial Glen Creek, located 1.5km west of Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. Centennial was the name used in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of NSW, from 1788-1888. Centennial Glen is named after the cool Glen sprawled with small waterfalls, ferns and impressive sandstone overhangs, which provides spectacular views out over the Kanimbla Valley.

The Glen is a popular site for hikers and rock climbers. The Centennial Glen/Porters Pass circuit walk takes about three hours, and has some steep sections and can be damp underfoot so care should be taken.


  • Hiking
  • Rock-climbing
  • Photography
  • Picnic


  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Hiking trail
  • Lookouts

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food, fuel and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry / parking fees may change at anytime at the discretion of Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

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Content credits: Blue Mountains City Council & Aussie Bucket List®


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Location & Supplier

Blue Mountains City Council

Address: Centennial Grove Grotto Canyon, Colliers Causeway, Blackheath NSW 2785

Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

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