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Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area

Blue Mountains National Park


Family-friendly Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area offers scenic valley views, birdwatching, walking and a playground, in Blue Mountain National Park, near Leura.

Blue Mountains National Park
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

  • The Think Before You Trek initiative operates in this park, so please check out the website when planning your hike.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well prepared for your visit.

For some of the most incredible views in NSW, you can’t go past Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area in Blue Mountains National Park, near Leura. With sweeping views, excellent birdwatching, bush walking and a playground for the kids, there’s something for everyone, making it a popular spot for a family day-trip.

From the lookout, the waterfall plunges over a 200m drop. Gaze across to the impressive views of Mount Solitary and Kings Tableland. While taking in the magnificent panorama, look to the skies for peregrine falcons, circling high on valley thermals. Closer to ground, lyrebirds are often seen foraging in the forest litter.

Grab the camera for some family snaps to add to the photo album, before enjoying a relaxing picnic. If you’re keen to stretch your legs, there’s no shortage of walks including Lyrebird Dell - Pool of Siloam. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
See more visitor info
Gordon Falls Lookout and Picnic Area, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government