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Martin's Lookout
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.9 km S of Valley Heights
Length: 0.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 17 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 17 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This short and enjoyable walk visits a classic lower Blue Mountains view. Martin's lookout is marked by a memorial plaque looking across to Lost World Lookout, on the other side of Glenbrook Creek. A great short walk if you are in the area or are passing through the Lower Blue Mountains. (open in app)


There are closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Martin's Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Martin's Lookout
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Martins Lookout Carpark
Int. Martins Lookout and Short Trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. Martins Lookout and Short Trks

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
 Springwood 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90304S 
 Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 

Photo Gallery

 
Martin's Lookout car park
 
Martin's Lookout car park +
 
Track to Martin's Lookout
 
Track to Martin's Lookout +
 
Rocky outcrop near Martin's Lookout
 
Rocky outcrop near Martin's Lookout +

 
View from Martin's Lookout
 
View from Martin's Lookout +
 
View over edge
 
View over edge +
 
Plaque at Martin's Lookout
 
Plaque at Martin's Lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Martin's Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Martin's Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Martin's Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Martin's Lookout 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 180m
Time 15 mins
.


Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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
Around 60m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 30m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 60m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 30m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 60m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 30m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 90m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 90m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 60m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 30m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Martins Lookout Carpark
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
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) Martins Lookout Carpark to Int. Martins Lookout and Short Trks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 58 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
From the car park, the walk heads through the cable opening in the low fence, and follows the clear sandy path past the rocky outcrop, on the left. The track winds for a short time to come around a rock outcrop with a pole (without a sign) marking the intersection, on the right.

(0.06 km) Int. Martins Lookout and Short Trks to Martins Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 32 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk heads across the hillside, keeping the valley and view to the right. The track continues to soon lead out to the unfenced rock platform that forms Martin's Lookout.

Martins Lookout Alt = 299 m
Martin's Lookout is an unfenced view on the rim of the plateau, south of Valley Heights. There are views across and up the Glenbrook Creek, and to the Lost Worlds lookout (on the opposite cliffs) which features a small white crucifix. This cross is in memory of Rev. Raymer who was an avid bushwalker in the area. The plaque in the rock at Martin's Lookout is directly opposite this cross.

Drive from Martins Lookout Carpark
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
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


Near by


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 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 5.6 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 9.7 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 10.1 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 11.1 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 12.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Martin's Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Martin's Lookout
Click to re-center search
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 5 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 21 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 31 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 47 km (to the WNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
48 km (to the E)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 12 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.
14.5°C (feels like 13.6°)
0 km/h from the CALM
57% humidity     (as at 28/09:00am)
Tue|18°Partly cloudy.
Wed10°|17°Shower or two.
Thu11°|17°Shower or two.
Fri13°|17°Shower or two.
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 Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:00 PM
CLOSED AREAS
Cahills lookout Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Murphys Glen campground closed
Murphy's Glenn Fire Trail is closed due to wet and slippery conditions, there is no access to Murphys Glen campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Richmond office on (02) 4588 2411 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Murphys Glen campground, Murphys fire trail – Woodford to Murphys Glen campground, Murphys trail - Wentworth Falls to Woodford
Partial closure - Glenbrook Precinct - Blue Mountains National Park
The Glenbrook Precinct of Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to slippery road conditions and rising water levels on Glenbrook Creek causing the flooding of the causeway. There is no access to any walking tracks and fire trails in this part of the park, including Euroka campground and picnic area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Richmond Office on (02) 4588 2411 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Euroka campground, Jack Evans walking track, Blue Pool walking track, Murphys Glen campground, Red Hands Cave walking track - Blue Mountains National Park, Glenbrook - Nepean lookout, Murphys fire trail – Woodford to Murphys Glen campground, Murphys trail - Wentworth Falls to Woodford, Glenbrook Gorge track, Red Hands Cave, Woodford – Oaks trail, Tunnel View lookout, Mount Portal lookout, Euroka - Nepean River walking track, Jellybean track
Perrys Lookdown track to Blue Gum is blocked by fallen trees (Ends Friday 1 May)

Due to the recent extreme weather events, Perrys Lookdown track to Blue Gum Forest walking track is blocked by fallen trees. This walking track is closed until further notice. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Govetts Leap descent, Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track, Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track, Acacia Flat campground, Blue Gum Forest
Three Sisters walking track closure
National Parks & Wildlife Service are continuing works on the Three Sisters Walking Track between Echo Point and the Three Sisters. This is a major upgrade of this popular track, improving facilities for visitors. The next stage of works requires that access to the Three Sisters and the Giant Stairway be closed while new lookout structures are constructed and track works are underway. From March 16 the following attractions are closed:
  • The Giant Stairway is closed. No exit possible from Federal Pass to Three Sisters.
  • Lady Game lookout and Honeymoon Bridge are closed. There is no walking track access to the Three Sisters.
  • Three Sisters Track remains closed from Echo Point
Works will be ongoing for the next 3 months. The following alternative attractions are open:
  • Echo Point lookout with all views of the Three Sisters
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk to Leura. Diversions will be in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk towards Scenic World and Katoomba Falls.
Thank you for your patience while works are underway. We regret this closure is unavoidable during the Easter holiday period due to the nature and timetable of the works. Safety of our visitors is our priority. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Federal Pass, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Three Sisters - Honeymoon Bridge, Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway
Waratah Native Gardens
Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens and picnic area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Waratah Native Gardensp picnic area closed for maintenance
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience. .Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury Area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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