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Cliff Top walking track

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Cliff Top walking track between Govetts Leap and Evans lookout offers some of the most breath taking scenic views in all of the Blue Mountains. You'll be spoiled with birdwatching, wildflowers, and plenty of lookouts along the way.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
6km return
Time suggested
3hrs - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars
Please note
  • Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. It's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • Check the weather before you set out and ensure you're well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable in this area.

If you’re after an energetic walk while taking in the natural beauty of Blue Mountains National Park, this track will certainly get your heart pumping. Cliff Top walking track follows the cliff edge from Govetts Leap lookout to Evans lookout. Located near Blackheath, you’ll be treated to inspiring views over the iconic Grose Valley. And with the sun shining from the east, this is the perfect track to warm up on a winters morning.

Passing through dense, windswept heathland, you’ll see she-oaks, banksias and stunted mallee scrub. It’s a great area for birdwatching, so keep your eyes peeled for yellow-tailed black cockatoos and king parrots. The heath comes alive with colourful displays of wildflowers in spring, attracting nectar-loving birds such as the white-naped honeyeater. Look back towards Govetts leap from Barrow lookout for brilliant waterfall views.

Crossing Govetts Leap Brook, the track passes the junction with Braeside walking track on you're right. Don't forget to pack your lunch so you can can enjoy a picnic at Evans lookout, before retracing your steps.

Take a virtual tour of Cliff Top walking track 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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Views from Govetts Leap lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.