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Govetts Leap lookout

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Govetts Leap lookout.

Getting there and parking

Govetts Leap lookout is in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

  • Take Great Western Highway towards Blackheath
  • Turn off the highway at Blackheath village traffic lights, on to Govetts Leap Road
  • Drive around 2.5km to the park entrance, and continue to the end of the road where you'll reach Govetts Leap lookout carpark.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Govetts Leap lookout, including several designated spots. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables


Drinking water

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).


Disability access level - easy

Assistance may be required to access this area



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.


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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