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Blue Gum Forest

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Blue Gum Forest.

Getting there and parking

Blue Gum Forest is in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National park. Located in the Grose Valley, Blue Gum Forest can only be accessed by foot. To get there:

From Perrys lookdown:

Alternatively, if starting from Pierces Pass:

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Perrys lookdown and Pierces Pass.


Toilets and picnic facilities are located at: 

  • Perrys lookdown
  • Govetts Leap lookout
  • Pierces Pass
  • Acacia Flat campground.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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