Pulpit Rock Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park

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Dramatically jutting out from an isolated pinnacle, Pulpit Rock Lookout offers sweeping views across cliff edges, forested gorges, and the scenic Grose Valley below. Far removed from the crowded tourist spots in Blue Mountains National Park, the lookout also serves as a great pit stop on a hiking or mountain biking tour, as well as a picnic spot--featuring a rustic hut and few outdoor tables near the parking. Avid bird-watchers should bring a pair of binoculars. Put Pulpit Rock Lookout into our Blue Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The view from Pulpit Rock Lookout is most interesting on days of mixed weather. When clouds are rising from Grose Valley and falling back into the valley, the scenery resembles a washing machine in ac...  more »
  • If you think there are a lot of stairs going down wait until you have to walk back up. But it’s a refreshing and meditative view from the viewing platforms.  more »
  • It is a little bit of a drive out to the lookout, but well worth the time. We did laugh at the sign that rated the walk out to it as "easy" when it was completely steps all the way down. It was wonder...  more »
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  • Wow it's beautiful. Not even 15min down to the pulpit rock lookout from the carpark. I went on my bike and with bike gear on and I managed the walk fine. The lookout is amazing .
  • Beautiful scenery! Lots of steps to climb! Especially on way back up hill ! If you are going don't go alone as very secluded area! No one around ! Otherwise the scenery is breath taking!
  • Very high up but don't you worry, there are fences everywhere (literally everywhere). Amazing scenery. Maybe a 30-40 minute walk (includes taking photos).
  • Good view. Easy to get there by car. The lookout is near the carpark. This lookout is on the way to the Anvil Rock lookout and if you go there you can also have a look at this point
  • Walking through the bush, we had butterflies, dragonflies and lizards grace the path. The path would be awash with native flora at the right season - in Jan there were a few flowers with most past their prime. There are three levels of lookouts, which get you right out into the middle of the Grose Valley, so you can look both ways across the valley. Definitely worth continuing down to the last level. Horseshoe Fall can be heard across the way, as well as a smaller fall near the lookout. Truly spectacular.
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