Vale of Avoca lookout
Lower Grose Valley area in Blue Mountains National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Vale of Avoca lookout.
Getting there and parking
Vale of Avoca lookout is located in the Lower Grose Valley area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:
- Head northwest on the B59 Kurrajong/Bells Line Road towards Lithgow
- Cross the Hawkesbury River then turn left onto Grose Vale Road
- Follow for 7km then turn left onto Cabbage Tree Road and drive 3km
- At the end of the sealed road, continue 1.5km on Vale of Avoca fire trail to the top carpark, at the gate
- From the gate at the carpark it's a 140m walk to the lookout.
- Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)
- All weather
- Parking is available at the gate at the end of the fire trail.
- Street parking is also available at the southern end of Cabbage Tree Road, a 1.5km walk or bike ride to the lookout.
Mountain bike access to Vale of Avoca lookout is only available via public roads.
By public transport
From Richmond, take the 680 bus Grose Valley/Grose Wold loop service to the corner of Grose Vale and Cabbage Tree roads. It a 4.5km walk along Cabbage Tree Road and Vale of Avoca fire trail to the lookout.
- The nearest public toilet facilities are located in Kurrajong village, 7.5km along Grose Vale Road, or 10km south at North Richmond.
- There are no rubbish bins at the lookout, so please take all rubbish with you.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
Access to the lookout is via a wide, unpaved path that travels slightly uphill for 100m. The last 40m is via low natural sandstone platforms, which may be difficult to access for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Camping is not permitted at the lookout. Please camp in designated campgrounds at Burralow Creek campground (4WD access only) or Wheeny Creek campground.
Cycling is not permitted on the 140m track from the carpark to the lookout. You can mountain bike on public roads then walk from the carpark to the lookout. Bring a bike chain, lock, and walking shoes.
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.
- in the Lower Grose Valley area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Lower Grose Valley area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.