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Portal lookout

Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Portal lookout.

Getting there and parking

Portal lookout is in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

  • Take Great Western Highway to Glenbrook
  • Turn off the highway at Ross Street, opposite Glenbrook Oval, and follow through town to the end
  • Turn left onto Burfitt Parade, which becomes Bruce Road.
  • Continue around 2.5km beyond the park entry gate, crossing the causeway, then turn left towards Euroka
  • Turn left onto Mount Portal trail and continue to the end.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Portal lookout, including several designated disabled spots.

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - easy

  • This area is fully wheelchair-accessible
  • There is a short, all access path to the lookout



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.

Portal lookout

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