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Evans lookout

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Head to Evans lookout if you're seeking an accessible spot with iconic Blue Mountains views, especially at at sunrise or sunset. It's also the starting point for several walks.

Please note
  • If Evans lookout carpark is full you can also use the nearby Grand Canyon carpark.
  • If you're walking Grand Canyon track it's best to park at Grand Canyon carpark.
  • If you're bushwalking in this park you can fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. It's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

A brilliant introduction to the wonders of Blue Mountains National Park, Evans lookout offers breathtaking views towards Grose Valley, especially with the sandstone cliff walls glowing orange at sunset. Located near Blackheath, it’s a good spot to include in a day trip from Sydney. For those with mobility challenges, there's an accessible path to ensure that everyone can enjoy these incredible views.

Evans lookout is a great base for adventurous bushwalkers who want to get amongst it. If you're keen to lace up your hiking boots, take in the clear mountain air as you follow Grand Canyon track through the expansive valley floor, or wander over to check out the scenery from Valley View lookout nearby. After fuelling up, step out on the moderately challenging Cliff Top walking track along the valley rim to Govetts Leap lookout.

Drop into Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to find out more about the mountains and enjoy the views above Govetts Leap waterfall from Govetts Leap lookout.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • View of Govetts Leap and hanging swamp, Barrow lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath

    Cliff Top walking track

    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.

  • Two hikers walk through rainforest along Grand Canyon track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell © DPE

    Grand Canyon track

    Set out from Grand Canyon carpark near Blackheath and be met with a series of waterfalls, creeks and spectacular views along the challenging Grand Canyon track in the Blue Mountains.

  • A visitor talks to staff at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

    Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities.


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 at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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