Perry's Lookdown
Perry's Lookdown
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lisa m
Roseville, Australia204 contributions
Couples
Due to recent bush fires track closed to traffic. It took us 1 hour return to walk it. Very boring gravel track ( photo 1) , amazing viewb at the end. If you don't have time to walk it skip it as nothing different to other easy to get to view points
Written July 5, 2020
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Ninganoona
Australia200 contributions
Family
We drove here- it is down a gravel road. There is a very short walk to the lookout from the car. Awesome views. There is a camp ground here as well.
Written January 4, 2018
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Jonathan W
Sydney, Australia439 contributions
Couples
We did this walk earlier today. It took 4.5hours.

A few tips:

A) there are heaps of mosquitos down at the Acacia Flats camp site. Take insect repellant.
B) we left a car at Govetts' Leap and took a taxi to Perry's. The local taxi company has a set price list for these "out of town journeys". We paid about $50. The taxi worked well....it was nice having a car waiting for us at the end.
C) the track is quite over grown in places. Wear long trousers and a long sleeve shirt to avoid getting scratched.

The hike is spectacular and highly recommended. The climb up Rodriguez is challenging with hundreds of steps, but manageable if you fit (we both in our 50s and survived).
Written May 6, 2017
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theantexplorer
59 contributions
Solo
The other two are Anvil's lookout and Pulpit rock. I would actually recommend these two over Perry's. The views are incredible from all the lookouts but there are multiple lookouts at Pulpit rock and there's also the wind eroded cave close to Anvil's lookout (which is just as incredible).
Written May 3, 2016
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MoyeenKabir
West Pymble, Australia57 contributions
Family
Amazing view from the look down. Easy to get to the small parking area through gravel road by any car. Small camping ground nearby and basic toilet facilities.
Written December 29, 2018
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TravelDNA
Arnhem, The Netherlands1,093 contributions
Couples
We stayed for one night on the (free) campground and did some hiking the second day. Amazing views from the different lookouts.
A must see!
Written March 20, 2018
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Randonneur
Sydney, Australia901 contributions
Solo
Perry’s Lookdown is located around 5km north of Govetts Leap Lookout, and as such provides views into the northern end of the Grose Valley and across to the imposing Mount Banks on the other side of the valley. However, views from the cliff top is not what most people come here for. Perry's Lookdown is the closest starting point for hiking into the valley and to the Blue Gum Forest.

What the Blue Gum Forest offers is a window into the past. Back in the days when logging was rampant in the Blue Mountains, this allotment of land next to the Grose River was bought by a group of nature lovers in the 1930's. What you see in the Blue Gum forest now is as how it was originally, eucalypts of around 50 metres tall towering over ferns on the forest floor.

The sign from to top of Perry's Lookdown has a warning "Track in poor condition" but I was pleasantly surprised by recent work by NSW National Parks in improving the staircase in the worst sections and ongoing works on hand rails at the danger spots going down the cliff face. That said, hiking poles is highly recommended on this route due to the large number of narrow and steep steps where losing a foothold can have disastrous consequences. Hiking poles or walking sticks also comes in handy in coaxing large snakes and lizards off the trail as my photos have shown.

Due to its location being at one of the furthest lookout from Blackheath, Perry’s Lookdown offers a different view of the Grose Valley but its main attraction is the providing access to the Blue Gum Forest on the valley floor.
Written December 26, 2016
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Ian_List
Sydney, Australia94 contributions
Actually came out of the park here, so I got to enjoy the view during my climb up. Its a tough climb out by the way, just in case your thinking of doing it. Anyways, the only problem as I see it is that it’s a fair drive out to this lookout from Blackheath, but there is a nice little bushwalk from the carpark to the lookout. I think the views from Govetts Leap are better and easier to get to.
Written March 4, 2019
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jaross01
Greater Sydney, Australia27 contributions
Family
Short walk from where you park. small number of steps. Dirt road but easily navigated by normal sedan.
Written January 1, 2019
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Suzie S
Blackheath, Australia9 contributions
Friends
A great place to sit with friends at the end of a long day to relax and appreciate nature at this wonderful location.
It's very quiet. Not many visitors
Just at the entrance to the national park there it a walk up to Hat Hill where again you see lots of great views. And as this is not inside the national park you can happily take your four legged friend. This can be a long or short walk. Depending on energy levels and supplies.
Written August 23, 2016
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