Govetts Leap, Blackheath

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For spectacular views of Bridal Veil Falls and the Blue Mountains, check out the lookout at Govetts Leap. You can choose from trails of varying difficulty to reach the point, so find one that suits your level of fitness, available time, and desire for a challenge. Watch the cliffs change color before your eyes from bright orange, to red ochre, to purple, to gold. Take in the beauty of the valleys, immense cliff faces, and great canyon. The path starting at Evans Lookout takes you into the valley. Work out when and for how long to visit Govetts Leap and other Blackheath attractions using our handy Blackheath trip planner .
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  • We dropped in for a look and loved it. Tar seal all the way down from the highway to large car park. View is awesome across the valley and sheer cliffs. The water fall is amazing after a good rain. Th...  more »
  • Had some spare time between arriving in town and checking into the hotel so I followed the tourist signs down to this lookout and was very pleasantly surprised.  more »
  • We walked from our stay to Govetts Leao then on the Evans lookout and back. Allow around an hour each way. If you don't want to walk both ways arrange for a car pick up as there are carparks both ends...  more »
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  • One of the must see locations in the mountains in my opinion. Overseas tourists may be a bit confused by the waterfall as it's more of a trickle, but the view of the valley is worth the visit alone. Walking down to the Falls or even right down to the valley is well worth it. Be warned though, it can be a tough walk, always remember you have to walk back up. The Bush walks at the top of the park are much easier and wheelchair/stroller friendly. It's a good walk but doesn't have the views that the others do.
  • This place is well worth the visit. I went on a Sunday on a clear, hot Summers day. It was not overcrowded and the view was spectacular!! Pack a cool drink and snack as there's nowhere to puchase anything at the lookout.
  • This is a great place to visit, have a picnic lunch, or if you are fit, and I do mean fit, go for a bush-walk down into the valley. The views here are similar to what can be seen in the Grand Canyon in the USA, however the vegetation and terrain is much lusher than the G.C. There are good clean toilets and picnic tables with bench seats in cute, stone constructed shelters. There are no trash bins, however, and visitors are asked to take their rubbish with them when they leave. There is a National Parks Office visitor centre at the entrance to this park. It has a gift shop, an information counter and during peak times they may also run audio-visual presentations in their small theatre. If you do decide to walk one of the clifftop tracks, just be aware that they defend and climb steeply in sections. You need to be fit, to carry water and some snack foods in your day-pack, and be prepared to stop and rest often, unless of course you are 20-something, fit and able and can jog most of the way. The views into the valley are spectacular, with the occasional waterfall to add sparkle to your visit.
  • We were recommended this place by our climbing guide as the best views of the Blue Mountains. Definitely a worthwhile detour it wasn’t busy and didn’t take long to come off the main road. Like most people with a limited time for travelling worth stopping by at.
  • Love this look out. The start of lots of great walks with varied train for the novice to the seasoned walker. Bring a bag for your own rubbish please! Free parking with one of the best views in the blue mountains.
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