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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 closures in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
None (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 None rating and No fire ban in place. (Downloaded 38 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.
13.0°C (feels like 11.5°)
4 km/h from the SE
66% humidity     (as at 31/09:00am)
Mon      °Partly cloudy.
Tue|19°Sunny.
Wed|20°Possible late shower.
Thu|17°Rain easing.
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 Monday 31st of August 2015 04:00 PM
Closed areas: Paterson Range fire trail access closed to Burralow campground and picnic area
Paterson Range fire trail  with access to Burralow campground and picnic area is closed due to recent hazard reduction operations. Access to Burralow campground and picnic area is available via Tabarga Ridge fire trail, Kurrajong Heights.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave fire trail
Red Hands Cave fire trail will be closed for maintenance work between 9am and 3pm on the following dates:
  •  Tuesday 25 August, Wednesday 26 August, Thursday 3 September, Friday 4 September and Monday 7 September 2015.
No access to Red Hands Cave fire trail is permitted during these hours. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond office on (02) 4588 2400  or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Aerial pest control
The following areas of the southern Blue Mountains National Park and Kanangra-Boyd National Park will be closed from Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September 2015 (inclusive), for an aerial pest control operation:
  • Kowmung River corridor, from Tuglow River to Kelpie Point (Cox’s River)
  • Kowmung River fire trail
  • Colong / Billys Creek and Church Creek Caves
  • Limeburners Flat
  • Scotts Main Range and Mount Cookem bushwalkers corridor
  • Bullnigang, Millnigang and Jooriland Ridges
  • Tonalli Tablelands and Broken Rock Range area.
There will be no access for any persons by any means.
Mount Werong camping area and Batsh Camp will remain open.
The reserve will be re-opened on Saturday 5 September 2015. For more information, please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972, Monday to Friday, or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, 9am-4.30pm, 7 days a week.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: 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 Moauntains 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.

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.


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