Experiences for Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon
Find out more about the features, attractions and landscapes of Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon.
Again, where to start? The central Blue Mountains' topography of cliffs above deep valleys is just perfect for lookouts. A huge collection of named viewpoints is on offer, both close to the car and along walking tracks. Those easily reached lookouts that should be on everyone's 'hit list' are described below.
- McMahons Lookout: A long unsealed drive from Wentworth Falls but a unique view across Lake Burragorang to the sandstone crags of the Blue Breaks.
- Wentworth Falls Lookout and Princes Rock: From Wentworth Falls Picnic Area the roadside lookouts are pretty good, but better still is the half-hour return walk to Princes Rock and its magnificent sweep of the falls and Mount Solitary.
- Sublime Point: Another short walk, this one from Leura, leads to the classic Jamison Valley panorama.
- Echo Point: No-one should visit the Blue Mountains without taking in the far-famed view of the Three Sisters at Katoomba.
- Govetts Leap: Often compared favourably with its more popular cousin at Echo Point, this Blackheath vista takes in the highest waterfall in the Blue Mountains instead of three rock pinnacles, and a magnificent cliffed valley.
- Hassans Walls: Just a short drive out of Lithgow reveals a sweeping cliff-edge view of gentle countryside leading to the distinctive peaks of the Wild Dog Mountains in Blue Mountains National Park. The highest lookout in the area.
- Kanangra Walls: This is often claimed to be the best wilderness lookout in New South Wales and worth the pilgrimage deep into Kanangra-Boyd National Park. An 800-metre deep gorge leads the eye past golden cliffs to blue ridges overlapping into the distance.