Wentworth Falls Lake Sculpture Walk
Take a walk and discover the carved sandstone sculptures in the park.
In late spring, white splashes of Woolly Tea-tree flowers colour the swamp margins and stream banks around Wentworth Falls Lake. Clasping the spreading branches of this tall shrub, the 15mm wide solitary flowers unfold from woolly buds.
Five petals, underlain by densely hairy sepals, spread from the rim of stamens and a bright green ovary that matures to a 10mm wide, domed and flaky seed capsule. Many slender thread-like seeds are released from the five chambers of the mature woody capsule as its surface lifts and spreads.
New stems and foliage are silky hairy. The sharp- pointed, alternate leaves are large, up to 3cm long and 7mm wide. They are grey-green in colour with 3 to 5 parallel veins and a downy underside.