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Nepean lookout

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

With great river views of Fairlight Gorge, Nepean lookout boasts birdwatching and scenic wildflowers on a sightseeing car tour in Glenbrook, Blue Mountains National Park.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Nepean lookout, in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park, is:

  • Open 8.30am – 7pm (Monday – Sunday during daylight savings time)
  • Open 8.30am – 6pm (Monday – Sunday during non-daylight savings time)

Millions of years ago, the river etched a path through the sandstone, creating the magnificent Fairlight Gorge. Today, you can admire the resulting landscape and scenic mountain views from Nepean lookout, in Blue Mountains National Park. It’s a great pit stop on a car touring sightseeing trip to the scenic Glenbrook area.

A short and easy track leads to the unfenced lookout where you can gaze down the steep tree-lined gorge on your left and Nepean River on the right. Admire the magnificent angophoras, with distinctive salmon-coloured bark that grow nearby. Spring is a fabulous time to visit as the surrounding heath erupts with colour and fragrance. This is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with silvereyes, thornbills and striated pardalotes often seen flitting among the trees.

Pull out the thermos for a cuppa as you take in the panoramic views. While in the Glenbrook area, why not check out the fascinating Aboriginal stencil art at Red Hands Cave or challenge yourself by taking Jack Evans walking track down to Erskine Creek.

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

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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

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Euroka - Nepean River walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin