Cliff Top walking track
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
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.
- Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
- 6km return
- Time suggested
- 3hrs - 3hrs 30min
- Grade 3
- What to
- 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.
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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.
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.