Wentworth Falls Lake Sculpture Walk
Take a walk and discover the carved sandstone sculptures in the park.
Look into the canopy of the woodland around the Lake and you will see the fine foliage of the Narrow-leaved Peppermint silhouetted against the broader leaves of other eucalypts which share the better-drained slopes.
Glossy-green alternate adult leaves are long, thin and narrow, only 1.5 cm wide. An intense peppermint fragrance is released from oil dots when freshly fallen leaves are crushed underfoot, adding to the enjoyment of walking by this graceful short-fibred tree.
From late spring to early summer, groups of up to 20 radiating white flowers cluster towards the ends of the pendulous branches. The globular to pear-shaped, stalked woody fruit are 4-6mm wide and long. Each has a thick rim and 3 or 4 enclosed valves which open to release fine reddish-brown seed.