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Address: Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia
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Top lookout spot and starting point for a range of walks

Stayed 2km up the road, drove to the lookout as rain was forecast for later. Parking is free & no crowds on a weekday. The Grose Valley panorama from here is always awe-inspiring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed 2km up the road, drove to the lookout as rain was forecast for later. Parking is free & no crowds on a weekday. The Grose Valley panorama from here is always awe-inspiring. We spent about 2 hours there in total. Walked down towards the base of the falls for a bit, & enjoyed several scenic views of the Leap... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Shame must was moving in when we got here. Views are beautiful and seeing the falls too made it really special. Tranquil spot if not too many visitors .

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to be on a nice day - but as others have said, be aware of the mist. The waterfall is not the greatest (when compared to Wentworth or Katoomba Falls), but the valley is stunning and the walk around the cliff top is wonderful.

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Thank Nate H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst we were able to walk the track we unfortunately couldn't see the sights due to a constant mist. Apparently this can hang around for days so be prepared to enjoy the rainforest without the views.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have driven passed the turn off many times. This time we went exploring. We can't bushwalk, so was great to find a really well set up lookout, killer views. Well worth a look.

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Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get a chance walk the Darwin Walkway and you'll come out at a spectacular sight then head down the cliff, its great!

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe not as well known as the Three Sisters at Katoomba, Govett's Leap is a place I like to visit when staying in Blackheath. Provides spectacular views of the Gross Valley and after rain, Bridal Veil Falls. If you're up to it it's also a starting pount for many reasonably easy bush walks. Plenty of parking and also on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Blackheath's most famous lookouts and it's one of my favourites. It's beautiful and it's popular. So if you're traveling in tourist season and especially on a weekend, expect crowds. Only a few minutes drive off the Great Western Highway, it's easy to find and is well signposted with the familiar brown National Parks tourist signage. It's one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantistic views, the history of the name is intriguing, plenty of parking, great place to picnic or unwind whilst viewing the amazing scenery

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Huskisson, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a must see when staying in the Mountains. The view of the falls, the valley and the escarpments are breathtaking.

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