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Govetts Leap descent

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Govetts Leap descent.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    1 - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    1.8km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Govetts Leap descent starts at Govetts Leap lookout in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

    • Turn off Great Western Highway at Blackheath traffic lights on to Govetts Leap Road.
    • Drive for 2.5km. After passing through the park entrance, follow the signs to Govetts Leap lookout.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    There's a car park at Govetts Leap lookout, but it can be a busy place on weekends and parking might be limited. You can also park at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, only 500m from Govetts Leap lookout.

    Facilities

    Toilets

    Toilets are located at Govetts Leap lookout and Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

    Picnic tables

    Picnic tables are located at Govetts Leap lookout.

    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.

    This walk follows the cliff line, please take care and stay away from the edge at all times.

    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).

    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.

    Govetts Leap descent

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    Insect-eating sundew along Govetts Leap descent, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/OEH