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Fairfax Heritage walking track

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Family and wheelchair friendly, Fairfax Heritage walking track offers lookouts and wildflowers with waterfall views over scenic Grose Valley in Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Distance
1.8km one-way
Time suggested
15 - 45min
Grade
Grade 1
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water

This easy track meanders behind the dramatic cliffs of Grose Valley near Blackheath, in World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Fairfax Heritage walking track is ideal for family groups who want to experience the diverse range of vegetation and spectacular views on offer.

The graded wheelchair-accessible path winds over gentle slopes, skirting the edge of a unique hanging swamp. The path opens up to forests 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 and Govetts Leap lookout, enjoy expansive valley views taking in Govetts Gorge and Jungle Falls. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

Drop into Blue Mountains Heritage Centre for information, maps, books and souvenirs of your Blue Mountains escape.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Things to do:

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities. There are maps, books, art, gifts, wifi, coffee and a great virtual reality experience.

Check in with our friendly staff at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: OEH/John Spencer

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

Park info

See more visitor info
Waratah in bloom, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.