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Evans lookout

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Overview

Head to Evans lookout and nearby Valley View lookout in Blue Mountains National Park if you're seeking incredible views, especially around sunrise and sunset. It's also the start point for several scenic day walks.

Type
Lookouts
Accessibility
Easy
Please note
  • If Evans lookout carpark is full you can also use the nearby Loop car park 
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, 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, and a great base for adventurous bushwalkers who want to get amongst it.

Take in the clear mountain air as you trace the line of Govetts Creek winding its way 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. For the rare chance to experience canyoning without the need for all the gear, allow half a day for the Grand Canyon track.

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.

Take a virtual tour of Evans lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby:

  • 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

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

  • 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