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Blackheath lookouts driving route

Blue Mountains National Park


This driving tour of Blackheath lookouts, including Govetts Leap and Perrys Lookdown, highlights some of the best scenic views and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park.

Blue Mountains National Park
30km one-way
Time suggested
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For more ideas on driving trips, visit the Greater Blue Mountains Drive website.

For some of the most awe-inspiring mountain, valley and waterfall views in the state, you can’t miss this driving route, taking in an amazing cluster of Blackheath lookouts. A brilliant introduction to the spectacular western region of Blue Mountains National Park, it’s a hassle-free driving tour for keen photography buffs and visitors of all ages.

From Anvil Rock lookout and Wind Eroded Cave, you can gaze across to Grose Gorge and Mount Banks, while Perrys lookdown offers impressive views of Bank's Walls and Mount Hay. At accessible Govetts Leap, admire the tallest single drop waterfall in the park, while Evans lookout and Pulpit Rock lookout offer big valley views.

On the western side of Blackheath, Hargraves and Mount Blackheath lookouts (both managed by Blue Mountains City Council) offer extensive views from Shipley Plateau. You might even see hang gliders gracefully surfing the skies on the westerlies.

Choose your spot to unpack the picnic hamper and enjoy a relaxing lunch with million dollar views from any one of the vantage points. For more information, drop into Blue Mountains Heritage Centre.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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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.

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