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Govetts Leap

Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Blackheath
Type: Lookouts
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Sydney
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We parked our car at the National Park information centre and walked along the Fairfax Heritage Track through the bush towards Govetts Leap. It was an easy walk along the path. The views from the Govetts Leap lookout are amazing. There are gum trees as far as the eye can see. The valley below is spectacular. A very peaceful place.... More

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Melbourne
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The view from the carpark alone is spectacular. Of the walks - we only had time for the short walk to the Horseshoe falls, a well worn (and prob in need of updating) track, not a lot of water flowing, still pretty and saw a Lyrebird - huge bonus.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is easy to get to Govett's Leap and well worth turning off the main road to do so. It is interesting that the computer is asking for more than 50 characters, when I've already provided more than that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

One of the best lookouts in the Mountains. The walk to Bridal Veil Falls is special though it's quite a steep hike back. Worth the effort!

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

govetts leap very pleasant however the area is very repetitive but still very unique. however a drive to megalong valley is very different with a rustic tea room/cafe serving good food. does not appear to be much but so so different.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After seeing Echo Pt and the Three Sisters, and being less than impressed, we didn't have high expectations for Govett's Leap. Boy, were we wrong! Not only is it impressive, but there are no crowds, and you can take some short walks which are very enjoyable. It's a tranquil place, and we encountered people who were spending the whole day... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Love the photography, bush walking the views are Wow. Lookout points form different angles. Govetts Leap Lookout is a popular spot to stop and view the spectacular panorama before descending into the Grose Valley for one of the regions more physical walks where you can view the towering cliffs leading back up to Perry Lookdown and Evans Lookout.

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The view from the lookout has to be seen to be believed, with a gentle flow of water dropping from the falls it was truly beautiful. Our extended family walked to the lookout from Blackheath, which was a enjoyable 7km round trip, highly recommended.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Highly recommend this lookout!!! I love the valleys and cliff faces, I would even suggest it's better than the 3 Sisters. Awesome walks from this lookout as well :)

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We read the reviews on this site and decided to make a stop at Govetts Leap. Amenities were basic but we could park just beside the lookout, making it very convenient if you have older folks or kids. The view was indeed panoramic with the sandstone cliffs glowing from afar in the late afternoon sun. But what I love best... More

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