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Pulpit walking track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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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.

Take a virtual tour of Pulpit walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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