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Pulpit Rock lookout

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Pulpit Rock lookout offers mountain biking, picnicking and scenic views across Grose Valley, taking in Blue Gum Forest and Govetts Leap in Blue Mountains National Park.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to bring your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
  • Check the weather before you set out and ensure you're well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable and the road to Pulpit Rock lookout can become boggy when it rains.

If you’ve got something to shout about, then head for Pulpit Rock lookout near Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park. Jutting out on a dramatic blade of rock, you might be lost for words or end up singing the praises of the sweeping views of vast forested gorges and magnificent Grose Valley below.

Unpack the picnic basket and enjoy a remote lunch on this isolated pinnacle, far from the popular tourist spots. There are several lookouts from this prime position, affording an almost 360˚ panorama across the dramatic cliff lines to Mount Banks and distant mountains.

The lookout is a great pit stop on a mountain biking tour or starting point for Pulpit walking track along the cliff tops to Govetts Leap lookout. For a range of walks to suit everyone, check out the nearby Blue Mountains Heritage Centre.

Take a virtual tour of Pulpit Rock lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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.
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    • 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
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Pulpit Rock Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government