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Perrys lookdown

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

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

Type
Lookouts
Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
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 find it too hard to leave, unroll the sleeping bag and stay overnight at Perrys lookdown campground. 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

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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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Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH