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Cliff Top walking track

Blue Mountains National Park


Cliff Top walking track between Govetts Leap and Evans lookout offers some of the most breath taking scenic views in all of the Blue Mountains. You'll be spoiled with birdwatching, wildflowers, and plenty of lookouts along the way.

Blue Mountains National Park
6km return
Time suggested
3hrs - 3hrs 30min
Grade 3
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
  • It's a good idea to check the Think Before You Trek website when planning your hike, and bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • Check the weather before you set out and ensure you're well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable in this area.

If you’re after an energetic walk while taking in the natural beauty of Blue Mountains National Park, this track will certainly get your heart pumping. Cliff Top walking track follows the cliff edge from Govetts Leap lookout to Evans lookout. Located near Blackheath, you’ll be treated to inspiring views over the iconic Grose Valley. And with the sun shining from the east, this is the perfect track to warm up on a winters morning.

Passing through dense, windswept heathland, you’ll see she-oaks, banksias and stunted mallee scrub. It’s a great area for birdwatching, so keep your eyes peeled for yellow-tailed black cockatoos and king parrots. The heath comes alive with colourful displays of wildflowers in spring, attracting nectar-loving birds such as the white-naped honeyeater. Look back towards Govetts leap from Barrow lookout for brilliant waterfall views.

Crossing Govetts Leap Brook, the track passes the junction with Braeside walking track on you're right. Don't forget to pack your lunch so you can can enjoy a picnic at Evans lookout, before retracing your steps.

Take a virtual tour of Cliff Top walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

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.
  • 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
Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan