Are you looking for an adventure around Sydney, or probably a peaceful weekend in the arms of nature. Here are few of my favourite Hiking and Lookout points in the magnificent Blue Mountains.
Govetts leap lookout
Overlooking the stunning Grose valley, Govetts Leap Lookout is one of the many beautiful view points in Blackheath. Adventure lovers can pick any of the walking/hiking tracks from here, which takes you along the clifflines providing a stunning view of the Blue Mountains. You will come across waterfalls, pristine streams, rugged rocky path going up and down the hill. On my first visit I went for hiking all the way to Pulpit Rock, about 3km away. You can read more about my hike here – The magnificent Blue Mountains.
I was mesmerised when I reached Pulpit Rock after about 2 hours of hiking from Govett’s Leap Lookout. Yup, that’s me trying not to feel dizzy or be blown away by the strong winds. This view is forever engraved in my mind. One feels so insignificant against the magnanimity of nature.
You can directly drive to the Pulpit Rock Lookout cap park and then walk for about 500 m to reach the spot. In addition, this spot makes a great travel photo.
Another beautiful lookout in Blackheath, providing view of the Grose Valley, and sandstone cliffs reflecting orange hues. The viewpoint is located about 500m from the carpark but you can also hike to this point from Govett’s Leap Lookout. Allow about half a day to cover Grand Canyon Walk, starting from Evans Lookout.
This is one of most famous tourist attraction places in Blue Mountains, Katoomba, overlooking Jamison Valley and providing spectacular view of the iconic Three Sisters Rock.
Finding a parking spot on public holidays is a struggle though.
Scenic World Skyrail
Add a bit of thrill to your sight seeing by being suspended 270 meters above, in a skyrail, which even has a glass floor that provides a lovely view of the Jamison Valley and Katoomba Falls. After alighting from the skyrail you can take the world’s steepest railway in the world.
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