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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 designated accessible spots.
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.
  • Large buses should drop off and park near Blue Mountains Heritage Centre. There's a designated spot for mini buses.



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables


Drinking water

Drinking water is available at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre.

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

  • There's a wheelchair accessible path from the car park to the lookout and facilities.
  • A wheelchair accessible toilet is available.
  • There are 2 designated accessible car parking spaces at the lookout. There are another 2 accessible parking spaces at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre carpark.



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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