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Blackheath lookouts driving route

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Blackheath lookouts driving route.

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    Blackheath lookouts driving route is in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

    • Follow Great Western Highway west from Sydney and continue 11km west of Katoomba
    • For Anvil Rock lookout, turn east into (unsealed) Hat Hill Road at Blackheath and follow to the end
    • For Govetts Leap lookout, turn east into Govetts Leap Road at Blackheath and follow to the end
    • For Evans lookout, turn east into Evans Lookout Road at Blackheath and follow to the end
    • For council-run Hargraves lookout and Mount Blackheath lookout, turn west into Shipley Road at Blackheath and follow the signs.


    Parking is available, including several designated disabled spots, at most lookouts. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.


    Toilets and picnic facilities are located at most of the lookouts on this drive.

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    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


    Disability access level - medium

    Assistance may be required to access this area.

    There's a wheelchair-accessible lookout and toilet facilities at Govetts Leap.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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