Pulpit walking track
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
The breathtaking Pulpit walking track, from Govetts Leap lookout, offers scenic valley views, lookouts, birdwatching, and wildflowers in Blue Mountains National Park, near Blackheath.
- 7km return
- Time suggested
- 2 - 3hrs
- Grade 3
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, compass
Pulpit Rock is an isolated pinnacle standing away from the cliff-face on a massive blade of rock. You can walk to it from Govetts Leap, enjoying heathlands, swamps, waterfalls, and an ever-changing view of the Grose Valley.
The track begins to the left of Govetts Leap lookout - go down the steps into the shelter of a small creek, where black wattles grow in thick stands. From here, cross the bridge and follow the track to the cliff edge. You'll pass several small lookouts on route giving you the chance to admire a breathtaking 280-degree panorama of the Grose Valley and distant mountains. Cross Popes Glen Creek before following the steps up to a lookout above Horseshoe Falls.
The track then continues along the cliffline, around hanging swamps and open heathland - look out for wildflowers in November. Eucalypt forests then become a feature of the landscape as you near Pulpit Rock lookout. Retrace your steps back to Govetts Leap or leave a vehicle at Pulpit Rock lookout, accessed via Hat Hill Road.
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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.
- 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.
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