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Govetts Leap lookout

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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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
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Easy
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, and 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.

The 'ozone-laden' air of the Blue Mountains is fresh and invigorating, and was promoted as a health tonic since the early 1800s. The area is also home to a rare patch of majestic mountain blue gums which were saved by early bushwalkers for future generations. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch, and keep your eyes peeled for the vibrant king parrot and your ears open for the 'weela weela' cry of the yellow tailed black cockatoo.

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

You can also take a virtual tour of Govetts Leap lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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