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Perrys lookdown

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Perrys lookdown offers scenic views over Grose Valley, Blue Gum Forest and Mount Banks, on the western edge of Blue Mountains National Park.

What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
  • Check the weather before you set out and ensure you're well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable in this area and the road to Perrys lookdown can become boggy when it rains.

When it’s time to clear your head and leave the city behind, head for the rustic charm of Perrys lookdown, near Blackheath. Gaze across the scenic Grose Valley while taking in that famous crisp mountain air of Blue Mountains National Park.

From the lookout, you’ll see the imposing sandstone cliffs of Mount Banks, while the towering stand of eucalypts rising from the valley floor is the historic Blue Gum Forest, saved by bushwalkers almost a hundred years ago. While you’re relishing the expansive views, look for yellow-tailed cockatoos and wedge-tailed eagles in the sky above.

If you’re feeling adventurous, head down into the valley along Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track for an invigorating hike through unspoilt wilderness.

Take a virtual tour of Perrys lookdown captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall © OEH and photographer

    Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track

    For scenic views of the famous Blue Gum Forest, try this challenging walk through World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park down to the famous Grose Valley.

  • Acacia Flat campground, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: A Gliddon/NSW Government

    Acacia Flat campground

    Nestled deep in the Grose Valley Wilderness, Acacia Flat campground offers remote camping in the Blue Mountains. Set against impressive blue gum forest, it's a great base for birdwatching and overnight walks near Blackheath.

  • Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall/NSW Government

    Blue Gum Forest

    Blue Gum Forest is a fine, historic example of closed forest, situated in Grose Valley in Blue Mountains National Park. Get to it by walking track from Perrys lookdown or Pierces Pass.


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