Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest


4 hrs

4.3 km Return

656 m

Hard track
The wonderful walk from Perrys Lookdown into the Blue Gum Forest follows a clear an steep track into one of the region’s bushwalking and conservation icons. Allow plenty of time to explore the majestic Blue Gum Forest, looking up the tall trees and enjoying the birds flying through the area. The track is steep and the valley tempts visitors to stay and enjoy for a long time. If you want to stay overnight, Acacia Flats campsite is only 500m from the forest. To return to the car park, retrace your steps up the hill.

Maps for the Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest 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.
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 Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest

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 4.3 km
Time 4 hrs
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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 No experience required (1/6)
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

Around 1.8km of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 350m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 1.8km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 350m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 75m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 1.8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 350m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walk starts and ends 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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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

 


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Gallery images
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 :)