Introducing Glenbrook To Blackheath
The tourist crowds are thin in neat and petite Blackheath, but the calibre of dining, scenery and accommodation is substantial. It’s also an excellent base for visiting the Grose and Megalong Valleys.
East of town are lookouts at Govett’s Leap, Bridal Veil Falls (the highest in the Blue Mountains) and Evans Lookout. To the northeast, via Hat Hill Rd, are Pulpit Rock, Perry’s Lookdown and Anvil Rock. There are steep walks into the Grose Valley from Govett’s Leap; Perry’s Lookdown is the start of the shortest route (five hours one way) to the magical Blue Gum Forest. From Evans Lookout there are tracks to Govett’s Leap (1½ hours one way) and to Junction Rock continuing to the Blue Gum Forest (six hours one way).
To the west and southwest lie the Kanimbla and Megalong Valleys, with spectacular views from Hargreaves Lookout. Register your walk and get trail-condition updates from the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (
Glenbrook To Blackheath destination guides
Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise
Escape to the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour from Sydney. Travel by cable car across the valley and see the famous Three Sisters. Ride the world’s steepest scenic railway to the forest floor and take a short guided walk.