From Blackheath, the next town on the highway past Katoomba, you can enjoy amazing views from a series of impressive clifftop lookouts. Crowds here aren’t as oppressive as at Katoomba's Echo Point. Blackheath has a village feel, with decent places to eat, particularly at weekends.

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1. Govetts Leap Lookout

1.62 MILES

This popular lookout is a focal point for visitors to Blackheath. It offers great views up the valley of the Grose River, with an interesting explanatory…

2. Evans Lookout

2.53 MILES

Signposted 4km from the highway in Blackheath, this lookout presents a magnificent perspective of sandstone cliffs dropping to the valley and canyon below…

3. Pulpit Rock

2.67 MILES

This vertiginous lookout offers jaw-dropping perspectives over the valley below from a rock pinnacle. You can walk here along the cliffs from Govetts Leap…

4. Mt Victoria

3.55 MILES

With its isolated, unadulterated village vibe, National Trust-classified Mt Victoria was once more influential than Katoomba. At 1044m, it’s the highest…

5. Mt Victoria Museum

3.66 MILES

By the station in Mount Victoria, the local museum is chock-full of quirky Australiana, including old farm equipment, taxidermy and Ned Kelly’s sister’s…

6. Hargraves Lookout

3.73 MILES

Seven kilometres southwest of Blackheath, this offers super vistas from the edge of the Shipley Plateau out over the Megalong Valley.

7. Anvil Rock

4.19 MILES

This lookout accessed from Blackheath offers amazing views over the Grose Valley and spectacular rock formations. It's about a five-minute walk from the…

8. Perrys Lookdown

4.34 MILES

Eight kilometres from Blackheath, the last couple of those on a dirt road, this is a spectacular lookout over the Grose Valley. There's a campsite here,…