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Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7 km NE of Blackheath
Length: 12.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 12.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 1128 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1128 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

The walk descends from Perry's Lookdown into the famous Blue Gum Forest. The overnight stay in the nearby Acacia Flats allows time for some exploring in the Grose River and the surrounding areas. After some steady climbing, the walk passes the base of the magnificent Bridal Falls and climbs steeply to Govetts Leap Lookout. This walk tests out the knees and fitness and is great way to access the valley. (open in app)


There are closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW-MODERATE (No Ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station
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Perry's Lookdown car park and camping area
Perry's Lookdown
Int. Perry's and Dockers Lookout Tracks
Dockers Lookout
Int. Perry's and Dockers Lookout Tracks
Memorial Lookout
Blue Gum Forest intersection
Acacia Flats Camping Ground
Junction Rock
Bottom of Govetts Leap falls
Int. Williams and Govetts Tracks
Int. Govetts Leap Lookout and Grose Valley Walks
Govetts Leap Lookout
Int. Govetts Leap Lookout and Grose Valley Walks
Lower Int. Grose Valley Walks
Horseshoe Falls Lookout
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Pulpit Rock Trk
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Rodriguez Ave Trk
Int. Pope's Glen Trk and Dell St
Int. Wills St and Gipps Ln
Blackheath Station pedestrian crossing East
Starting point for this hiking track: Perry's Lookdown

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301N 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
View from Memorial Plaque Lookout
 
View from Memorial Plaque Lookout +
 
Rock steps on Perrys Track
 
Rock steps on Perrys Track +
 
Acacia Flats Camping Area
 
Acacia Flats Camping Area +

 
Grose River
 
Grose River +
 
Fungus near Junction Rock
 
Fungus near Junction Rock +
 
Arrow signage
 
Arrow signage +

 
Williams Track
 
Williams Track +
 
Govetts Leap Lookout
 
Govetts Leap Lookout +
 
Pope's Glen Track
 
Pope's Glen Track +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 13km
Time 2 Days
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.5km is very steep. Whilst another 970m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 830m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
10km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.9km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 1.2km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 75m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 11km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.8km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 13km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
10km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.8km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (1.4km) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Perry's Lookdown car park and camping area
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
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Free Beacon Hire Alt = 0 m
A Personal Locating Beacon is a hand-held device that, when triggered, sends a message to the emergency services with your location. The emergency services staff can then look at your trip intention forms and decide how best to help you. In the Blue Mountains, you can hire these for no charge, just complete this Trip intention form, and a borrowing form. The device can be picked up from:
NPWS Office - Govetts Leap Rd Blackheath - 9am to 4pm 7 days Ph: 02 4787 8877
Katoomba Police Station - 217 Katoomba St Katoomba - Anytime Ph: 02 4782 8199
Springwood Police Station - 4 Jerseywold Avenue Springwood - Anytime Ph: 02 4751 0299
More info

(0 km) Perry's Lookdown car park and camping area to Perry's Lookdown
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 77 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -16 m
From the car park, the walk follows the sign 'Perry's Lookdown Track' down the hill to a railed lookout.

Perry's Lookdown Alt = 907 m
Perry's Lookdown, Blue Mountains NP, has views over the Grose Valley, with Blue Gum Forest nearly directly below and Lockleys Pylon to the south. The lookout is presumably named after Captain William Perry, the Deputy Surveyor General who worked under the leadership of Sir Thomas Mitchell.

(0.08 km) Perry's Lookdown to Dockers Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 60 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -28 m
Continue straight: From the Perry's Lookdown, the walk follows the railed stairs down the hill for a short time until coming to a intersection signposted 'Perrys Track' and 'Dockers Lookout'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk leads for a short distance down the railed path to the visible lookout area, Docker's Lookout.

Dockers Lookout Alt = 878 m
Dockers Lookout, Blue Mountains NP, has views over the Grose Valley and Blue Gum Forest below. Mt Banks can be seen standing proudly to the north above the valley.

(0.14 km) Dockers Lookout to Blue Gum Forest intersection
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.04 km Time = 1 hr 32 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -603 m
Turn around: From Dockers Lookout, the walk heads up the railed path for a short distance until coming to a signposted intersection.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Perry's Lookdown Track' sign down the hill. The track cuts across the hill to a bridge, where the track turns left and contours around the hill, before descending onto a lookout with memorial plaque and fire box.
Continue straight: From the lookout, the walk keeps the valley below on the left and heads down the steep stairs, through the gap in the cliffs. The stairs and handrail climb down through the cliffs, descending away from the main cliff before coming onto the top of a spur. The track tends right, over and down the spurline, and winds sharply down the spurline as it steeply descends for some time. The track heads down the spur, flattening out a few times before coming onto the relative flats of the Blue Gum Forest. The track heads down through the forest for a short time to a signposted intersection.

Blue Gum Forest Alt = 311 m
Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains NP, is a large stand of Eucalyptus deanei trees on the junction of the Grose River and Govetts Creek. The magnificent trees stand tall on the flats with low vegetation beneath. The trees of Blue Gum Forest represent the protection efforts of Myles Dunphy, who lead a group to raise the 130 pounds required to buy the Blue Gum Forest - quite a sum in 1931 during the depression - and save it from being cleared. The group were successful and the Blue Gum Forest is now protected within the Blue Mountains National Park. More info

(2.17 km) Blue Gum Forest intersection to Acacia Flats Camping Ground
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 606 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -4 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Camping only at Acacia Flats', heading downstream. The track tends right, away from the Grose River and towards the hills on the right. The walk then heads downhill and across a small creek, after which it meanders for approximately 100m before arriving at Acacia Flats camping area.

Acacia Flats Camping Ground Alt = 312 m
Acacia Flats Camping Ground, Blue Mountains NP, is situated on the floor of the Grose Valley between Perrys Lookdown and Lockley Pylon. The camp ground is approximately 50m from Govetts Creek and approximately 500m upstream from Blue Gum Forest. Acacia Flats Camping Ground is appropriately named after the dense population of Acacias found in this area. Acacia Flats is a wonderful area to camp with tall shady Blue Gums and level grass clearings which make for a great place to pitch a tent. There is a pit toilet and sitting logs to make camping more comfortable, and plenty of room for large groups. Water is available from Govetts Creek (treat before drinking).

Overnight stay Goto day 2 notes

Day 2


(2.78 km) Acacia Flats Camping Ground to Junction Rock
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.98 km Time = 1 hr 2 mins
Climb = 130 m Descent = -80 m
Continue straight: From Acacia Flats camping area, the walk leaves the camping area with the Grose River far to the left and the majority of the camping areas to the right of the track. The walk passes a pit toilet on the right after approximately 100m. Continuing along the creek flats before climbing up a small hill, the track contours and undulates for approximately 600m to round a hill which gives views of Pulpit Rock above on the cliffs. The track turns right to climb up the hill, and then left to contour for some time. As the slope lessens, the track descends to the creek bank, which is on the the right. The track continues to contour for approximately 1km just above the creek, on a steep bank which has minor undulations, until it comes across a clearing with a 'No Camping' sign. The track turns left here and descends to the creek bank at a signposted intersection of Junction Rock. Junction Rock 'intersection' sits in the middle of the creek.

Junction Rock Alt = 361 m
Junction Rock, Blue Mountains NP, is a rock situated in the middle of the Govetts Leap Brook and Govetts Creek junction. The rock is signposted, giving directions to Evans Lookout, Neates Glen, Acacia Flats and the Blue Gum Forest. Junction Rock is a great place for lunch and a swim in summer.

(5.76 km) Junction Rock to Bottom of Govetts Leap falls
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.35 km Time = 1 hr 15 mins
Climb = 390 m Descent = -22 m
Veer right: From Junction Rock, the walk follows the 'Govetts Leap' sign, soon crossing the brook. The track then follows the brook for approximately 150m, to another creek crossing. The track continues, with the creek now on its left, for approximately 60m, before crossing back to the other bank. The track continues for approximately 1km with the creek to the right, and undulates steeply in sections between magnificent waterfalls. A section of track traverses a rock shelf for a short stretch, before continuing to wind up and down (with the creek to the right) to a few sets of steeply-cut stairs. From these, the walk continues to wind over hills to a creek crossing. The track then heads up the spur, winding between views of waterfalls, before tending left further up the hill. The walk leads up the winding steps for some time, until crossing the creek at the bottom of a waterfall cascading off the large cliffs - Govetts Leap falls.

Govetts Leap (falls) Alt = 894 m
Govetts Leap, is a waterfall in the Blue Mountains National Park. The fall is fed by Govetts Leap Brook which runs over the cliff into the Grose Valley. The falls are best viewed from Govetts Leap and Barrow Lookouts. Leap is a scots dialect word for cataract or waterfall.

(8.11 km) Bottom of Govetts Leap falls to Govetts Leap Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 606 m Time = 42 mins
Climb = 305 m Descent = -61 m
Continue straight: From the bottom of Govetts Leap Falls, this walk heads north-west, following the blue signs up the hill. The track zigzags its way steeply up to a wall of rock covered by moss, ferns and grasses. The track passes along the base of this cliff to a metal staircase, passing through the rock. The track continues to wind steeply below the cliffline, passing two lookouts before coming to the signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Govetts Leap carpark' up the stairs. The walk zigzags up the hill before tending left to the signposted intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads across the grassed area towards a platform structure. The walk climbs some stairs onto Govetts Leap Lookout, with its great views and sandstone monuments.

Govetts Leap Lookout Alt = 975 m
Govetts Leap Lookout is named after the first white man to have come to the spot, William Govett, as an assistant surveyor in June 1831. Govetts Leap Lookout offers scenic views over the Grose Valley and the spectacular Bridal Falls. The lookout is easily accessed from the car park, which has toilets and picnic facilities.

(8.72 km) Govetts Leap Lookout to Horseshoe Falls Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 336 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -62 m
Turn around: From Govetts Leap Lookout, this walk heads down the stairs at the edge of the lookout, keeping the valley to the right. The walk then crosses a grassed area to a well-signposted intersection on the edge of the tree line.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down some stairs, keeping the valley to the right. The walk turns right over a bridge, continuing around the hillside to drop down onto a viewing area and intersection.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down steep stairs, keeping the valley to the right. The track then winds along the cliff top until coming to an intersection, near Horseshoe Falls Lookout.

Horseshoe Falls Lookout Alt = 901 m
Horseshoe Falls Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, is a small fenced lookout. There are views down to Horseshoe Falls and across the Grose Valley.

Horseshoe Falls Alt = 894 m
Horseshoe Falls, Blue Mountains National Park, are sourced by Popes Glen Creek which runs over the cliff into the Grose Valley. The Horseshoe Falls seem to be named after the shape of the valley into which they drop.

(9.05 km) Horseshoe Falls Lookout to Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 441 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -41 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the cliff top towards Horseshoe Falls, with the valley below to the right. The track winds for some time around the hillside, to a lookout on the right, before continuing around to a railing some steep stairs. The stairs lead to Popes Glen Creek, where the track continues through the ferns to meet a street sign.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Popes Glen' keeping the creek below on the right. The track continues for approximately 100m, rising to the left of a prominent rock feature. The walk passes another track on the right (with access to the creek), then continues to rise past the rock feature (on the right - The rock feature has a trail to its top.) This walk continues from the rock feature, heading down the hill to a signposted intersection.

(9.49 km) Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk to Boyd Beach
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 37 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill following the 'Boyds Beach' sign (under the bush). The walk winds down the rocky steps for approximately 40m to Boyd Beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Boyd Beach Alt = 923 m
Boyd Beach, Blue Mountains National Park, is a small sandy bank on Popes Glen Creek. The beach is a quiet spot with nice ferns and shade. The beach is a short distance from the Popes Glen track.

(9.49 km) Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk to Int. Popes Glen Trk and Dell St
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.12 km Time = 49 mins
Climb = 145 m Descent = -48 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill, following the arrow on the sign pointing to 'Blackheath'. The track continues above the creek (on the right) for some time, then crosses a bridge so that the creek is now on the left. The walk crosses a second bridge, then continues for some time up a rocky hill to an intersection below power lines, with a bridge below on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill, keeping the creek below on the right. The walk soon crosses the creek at a bridge, continuing along the other side to a small waterfall (on the left). The track then continues up the hill for for a short time, passing an intersection (with access tracks to Clarence Rd). The track continues to head up the hill for approximately 300m to the intersection with Dell St.

(11.61 km) Int. Pope's Glen Trk and Dell St to Blackheath Station
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 1.18 km Time = 26 mins
Climb = 65 m Descent = -27 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down Dell St, keeping the bush to the left of the road and houses to the right. The walk soon passes Cleopatra St on the right and continues along Dell St to the intersection with Gipps Lane, on the right (where Dell St changes name to Wills St).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads along Gipps Lane, passing a large wooden house to the right of the road. The road tends left onto Robertson Lane which then becomes Wills St. The walk follows Wills Street for sometime to turn left onto Inconstant St and then right onto Gardiner Cres. Gardiner Cres is followed to the Great Western Highway, where there is a petrol station on the left. From here, this walk turns left to follow the Great Western Highway, keeping the petrol station on the left, as the walk heads towards the Gardners Inn pub. This walk continues to the pedestrian crossing, opposite Blackheath Station steps.
Turn right: From the pedestrian crossing, this walk crosses the Great Western Highway to turn right up the covered station steps. The walk follows the railway bridge to the top of the station staircase.

Catch the train from Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Catch the bus from Blackheath Station
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
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Drive from Blackheath Station
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 13 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 13.4 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 21.7 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 22.5 km
Richmond Camping Supplies 340 Windsor St , Richmond (02) 4578 3004 37.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station.
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Site Distance and dir from Perry's Lookdown to Blackheath Station
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6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 21 km (to the WNW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 26 km (to the ENE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 30 km (to the ESE)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
32 km (to the WSW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 32 km (to the WSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Central Ranges fire area which currently has a LOW-MODERATE rating and No Ban in place. (Downloaded 11 minutes ago)
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW-MODERATE rating and No Ban in place. (Downloaded 11 minutes ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy.
14.0°C (feels like 12.1°)
7 km/h from the SE (gusting 9)
65% humidity     (as at 16/01:35pm)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Wednesday 16th of April 2014 02:00 PM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.
Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Fire-affected areas remain closed
NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire - affected areasin an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:
  • Pierces Pass picnic area and Hungerford’s Track (picnic area and road open)
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
  • Track to Victoria Falls (picnic area and road open)
  • Hat Hill and Crayfish Canyons
  • Victoria Falls to Burra Korrain and Blue Gum walking track
  • Du Faur Canyon
Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.
As a result of  fire impact some canyons will remain closed until the next canyoning season (Summer 2014/2015).  These include:
  • All canyons in burnt areas accessed via Waratah Ridge (Hole in the Wall Canyon and Bungleboori Creek canyons) 
  • All burnt areas and canyonsin burnt areas north of the Wollangambe River 
  • Dalpura, Birrabang, Yileen and other canyons south of the Bells Line of Road  between Bell and Mt Banks 
  • Bell Creek Canyon 

Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route, Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track
Grand Canyon walking track partial closure - Grand Canyon track
Part of the Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Tuesday 28 January 2014 for several months until further work is completed on the track.
Grand Canyon is also closed for canyoning for the same period because the work site is directly overhead. Jugglers Canyon remains open. Access to the Grand Canyon walk from Neates Glen and Evans Lookout remains open – return by same route.  Access to Beauchamp Falls and the Grose Valley from Evans Lookout remains open.
See map for the closure details (PDF 395KB). NPWS Heritage Centre is open 7 days a week for information; phone 02 4787 8877.
Overcliff track - Wentworth Falls - Overcliff-Undercliff track
The Overcliff Track between Lyrebird and Breakfast Point lookouts remains closed due to storm damage.
Upgrade works to Woodford Oaks Mountain Bike Trail - section CLOSED - diversion in place
A 2km section of the Woodford Oaks Mountain Bike track will be closed from Tuesday 11th March until May, 2014.  This closure will be in place 7 days a week, while we are undertaking major repair and upgrade works.
CLOSED:  -  the lower 2km section of the route (single track) - from the helipad gate (near Euroka Road junction)  to the end of the single track at Glenbrook Causeway car park.
DIVERSIONS:  - will be in place, and cyclists will be able to complete the ride by re-joining the road and exiting at Glenbrook as usual. 
For further information please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath –
Ph: 4787 8877 - open daily 9am – 4.30pm
Wentworth Falls reserve car park
Access to the Wentworth Falls reserve car park will be closed from 6am - 9am on Saturday 12/4/2014. The lookouts and walking tracks will be open to pedestrian access. Visitors are advised to park outside the reserve until it re-opens.
Wentworth Falls Toilets - Wentworth Falls picnic area
The toilets at Wentworth Falls Picnic Area will be closed from Monday 10th February, 2014 to allow demolition and replacement with new amenities block (Nearest wheelchair accessible toilets located at the Conservation Hut). There may be minor disruptions to traffic flow from 7.00 AM – 4.00PM Monday- Friday.
Temporary toilets will be available at the Picnic Area.
The electric barbeques will not be available during the works  
All parking, lookouts, pathways and walking tracks will remain open at the picnic area.
For further information please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath –
Ph: 4787 8877 - open daily 9am – 4.30pm

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dgraham - Thanks Registered | 2008-10-04 19:35:56
HI Matt,

Thank you for putting this site together, its great and npws could learn a bit!!!

Will be doing this walk tomorrow, good to see the Grose Valley open again.

Cheers,
Daz
dgraham Registered | 2009-03-08 14:00:49
Did this walk last weekend again, the area is still very untouched. Acacia Flat campsite in good order and the swim 3-4 minutes from the tent was great.

Its a great training walk near Sydney for longer walks, if you're prepared to carry a little extra weight for the climbs!
troiks Registered | 2009-05-25 12:25:55
Hi

Just did this walk last weekend in the pouring rain..... ended up having accacia flats to ourselves which is rare.

We left our car at govetts & the ranger at the NPWS office called us a cab to go to perrys which cost $31 (set fee).

some parts of the track between accacia flat & junction rock were looking a bit unstable due to constant rain, the river actually swamped some parts of the track which meant wet feet for the rest of the hike.

As previously mentioned this is a great training hike. We had a total novice with us who, while a bit sore today, loved the walk & is keen to do it again.

It is worth noting that there are two pubs close by at Blackheath..... nothing like a fresh coldie after finishing a walk

Cheers
john IP:58.107.125.xxx | 2010-04-11 10:38:48
doing the walk this weekend looks heaps sick, acacias looks a bit dodgy though, hope i survive

yours sincerly

John
Rhys IP:58.107.125.xxx | 2010-04-19 05:29:08
Hi

just did the walk last weekend, my first overnight hike. sore legs after the tough climb up govetts leap but enjoyed the scenery and had a good time.

Cheers, Rhys
Sarah - Govett's Leap to Perry's Loo IP:122.149.149.xxx | 2011-08-03 07:26:09
Hi there,

I walked the track from Govett's Leap today to Perry's and then walked back to Blackheath via the road...I guess it was Hat Hill? I thought I would be pushed for time as I did not hit the trail until 9:40am and the signs post a 10 hour estimate, but I think that is return to Govett's via the pulpit track. So I figured the worst that would happen is walking along the road in the dark which is not so bad. Turns out I had no need to hurry and would suggest that this is a good day hike for anyone in decent shape. I am exercise regularly but I am not miss fitness that's for sure, and I had a few panting breaks on the steps up to Perry's, but still unless I went the wrong way and missed something, which is entirely possible it is definately possible to do it as a day hike...

Times were around; Top of Govett's Leap to Acacia Flat 1 hour 55 minutes and Acacia Flat to Perry's lookdown trail head 1 hour 10 minutes. The trip back to BH along the road is nice and flat. I think it took about an hour and a half. Someone offered me a lift for the last kilometre which was nice. There were a bunch of cars in the parking lot at Perry's and I am sure it would be easy enough to catch a ride with someone if you wanted to.

This is a spectacular walk. I brought a large backpack for practice and had some hot cocoa and lunch by the river. Lay in the sun for an hour. So beautiful!

Cheers
Sarah
Sarah - Thanks IP:122.149.149.xxx | 2011-08-03 07:47:57
By the way...I was just looking at the site a bit, thanks for putting it up it is super interesting!
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