Govetts Leap lookout
Blue Mountains National Park
Take in the World Heritage view across the Grose Valley at the popular Govetts Leap lookout.
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
- It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
- The nearby Blue Mountains Heritage Centre has a visitor centre, café and public phones.
- The following walks all begin at the lookout: Fairfax Heritage walking track, Govetts Leap descent, Pulpit walking track and Cliff Top walking track.
Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. The ‘ozone-laden’ air of the Blue Mountains was promoted as a health tonic since the early 1800s, and when you get there, you’ll realise why.
If you’re not mesmerised by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. Early bushwalkers saved this rare patch of majestic mountain blue gums for future generations. Keep your eyes peeled for the vibrant king parrot and listen for the ‘weela weela’ cry of the yellow tailed black cockatoo.
If you’re inspired to explore the park further, try one of the nearby walks or head to Blue Mountains Heritage Centre.
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This program was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Bush Trackers highlights the natural splendor of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.
- 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:
$7 per vehicle per day applies in the Glenbrook area. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines. Please bring correct coins.Buy an annual pass.
Blue Mountains (Blackheath)
(02) 4787 8877
Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
- Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW
Fax: (02) 4787 8514
- Blue Mountains (Blackheath)
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
- Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
(02) 4588 2400
Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
- Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
- Fax: (02) 4588 5335
(02) 6336 1972
Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
- 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
- Fax: (02) 6336 2122