Blue Gum Forest
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Road upgrades around Perrys lookdown and Anvil Rock
Perrys lookdown and Anvil Rock will be closed from 3 October to 20 December 2023. NPWS is working to upgrade the roads, drainage, car parks, and picnic area. Walkers can access Blue Gum Forest and Acacia Flat campground via Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track.
Blue Gum Forest is a fine, historic example of closed forest, situated in Grose Valley in Blue Mountains National Park. Get to it by walking track from Perrys lookdown or Pierces Pass.
- Historic buildings/places
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
The historical and natural significance of the mighty Blue Gum Forest can’t be understated. It’s spoken of in hushed tones by those who know of it, and once seen, is never forgotten.
Situated in Grose Valley, in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, this stand of magnificent eucalypts is a fine example of closed forest. A haven for birds and wildlife, it was saved from the axe by bushwalkers in the 1930s. These intrepid nature-lovers pooled resources and bought the forest to preserve it for future generations.
For a close-up experience of the splendour of the tall stand of blue gums, you’ll have to bring your hiking boots. Access is via walking tracks from either Perrys lookdown or Pierces Pass into Grose Valley. Why not make a nature weekend of it and stay overnight at Acacia Flat campground?
Take a virtual tour of Blue Gum Forest captured with Google Street View Trekker.
Perrys lookdown offers scenic views over Grose Valley, Blue Gum Forest and Mount Banks, on the western edge of Blue Mountains National Park.
For scenic views of the famous Blue Gum Forest, try this challenging walk through World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park down to the famous Grose Valley.
The scenic views are worth the effort on this challenging walk along the Grose River into the rugged wilderness of the Blue Gum Forest.
Nestled deep in the Grose Valley Wilderness, Acacia Flat campground offers remote camping in the Blue Mountains. Set against impressive blue gum forest, it's a great base for birdwatching and overnight walks near Blackheath.
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.
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.