Perry’s Lookdown to Blackheath Station


2 Days

12.8 km One way

1128 m

Hard track
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.

Maps for the Perry’s Lookdown to Blackheath Station walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view 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

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 12.8 km
Time 2 Days
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining 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).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Perry’s Lookdown to Blackheath Station walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Perry’s Lookdown to Blackheath Station walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Perry’s Lookdown to Blackheath Station walk starts at the Perry’s Lookdown car park and camping area (gps: -33.599394, 150.34602)
Your main transport option to Perry’s Lookdown car park and camping area is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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The Perry’s Lookdown to Blackheath Station ends at the Blackheath Station (gps: -33.633876, 150.2844)
Your transport options to Blackheath Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
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Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/pltbs


There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)