Fairfax Heritage 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.
Family and wheelchair friendly, Fairfax Heritage walking track offers summer wildflowers, and scenic lookouts with waterfall views over Grose Valley, in Blue Mountains National Park.
- Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
- 1.8km one-way
- Time suggested
- 30 - 45min
- Grade 1
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Fairfax Heritage walking track meanders from the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to the dramatic cliffs and lookouts of Govetts Leap, at Blackheath. This easy walk is perfect for families or if you're short on time, and want to experience the Blue Mountains' diverse vegetation and spectacular views.
The wheelchair-accessible path winds over gentle slopes, skirting the edge of a unique hanging swamp. The path then opens up to forest of peppermint and scribbly gums, dotted with grass trees. In early summer, you may see the vibrant red flowers of waratahs, as well as many other colourful wildflowers.
Nearing the cliffs at George Phillips lookout and Govetts Leap lookout, you'll enjoy expansive views of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, including the Grose Valley, Govetts Gorge and Jungle Falls. There are picnic shelters at both lookouts.
Return the same way, or follow the unsealed 500m track alongside Govetts Leap Road to loop back to the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre. Drop in for information, maps, books and souvenirs of your Blue Mountains escape.
Things to do:
Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities.
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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.