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Govetts Leap lookout

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Take in the iconic Blue Mountains views from Govetts Leap lookout, including sandstone escarpments, sheer cliff walls, the deep canyons of the Grose Valley, and tall waterfalls.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Please note

The following walks all begin at the lookout: Fairfax Heritage walking track, Govetts Leap descent, Pulpit walking track, Rodriguez Pass walking track and Cliff Top walking track.

Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. The ‘ozone-laden’ air of the Blue Mountains was promoted as a health tonic since the early 1800s, and when you get there, you’ll realise why.

If you’re not mesmerised by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. Early bushwalkers saved this rare patch of majestic mountain blue gums for future generations. Keep your eyes peeled for the vibrant king parrot and listen for the ‘weela weela’ cry of the yellow tailed black cockatoo. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

If you’re inspired to explore the park further, try one of the nearby walks or head to Blue Mountains Heritage Centre.

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

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Children crossing the bridge over a waterfall. Photo: Nick Cubbin/OEH

    Junior Rangers: Challenge walk

    Ever wondered about how to survive in the bush? Learn some essential skills during this school holiday event in Blue Mountains National Park. It's one of 5 Junior Ranger activities you can do in 2019.

  • Possum resting on branch, WilderQuest Spotlight tour. Photo: Jeff Betteridge/OEH

    WilderQuest Spotlight tour

    Shh! What was that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Join our national parks ranger, for an exciting expedition under the stars. We'll discover the amazing creatures of the night on this easy 2hr tour.

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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

Park info

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Govetts Leap, also known as Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH.