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Fairfax Heritage walking track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Fairfax Heritage walking track.

Track grading

Grade 1

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    1.8km one-way

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Well-formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Fairfax Heritage walking track starts from the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre carpark or Govetts Leap lookout, in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park.

To get there:

  • Turn off the Great Western Highway at the traffic lights in Blackheath, into Govetts Leap Road.
  • Drive for 2.5km. After passing through the park entrance, take the second exit from the roundabout for the heritage centre carpark.
  • Or, take the third exit on the roundabout and continue to Govetts Leap lookout carpark, where you can access the lower end of the track.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, including several designated disabled spots. Bus parking is available. You can also park at Govetts Leap lookout.

Facilities

Toilets

Toilets are located at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

Picnic tables

Picnic facilities are available at Govetts Leap lookout

Cafe/kiosk

There is a kiosk are located at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • The sealed track is flat with some gentle slopes, and is suitable for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility.
  • Seats are provided at intervals along the track to provide rest stops.
  • There's a ramp from the carpark to the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, where the walk starts.
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available at the heritage centre.

 

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Fairfax Heritage walking track

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Waratah in bloom, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.