Mount Portal Lookout

10 mins

68 m Return

9 m

Very easy
This is not so much a walk as a ‘park the car and enjoy the lookout’. The walk is short but the views are great. If you are in the area, this spot is well worth a visit. The views from the lookout include Glenbrook Gorge, the Nepean River and Western Sydney, looking over Penrith. The lookout is accessible by people in wheelchairs, and worth the drive along dirt road to get there.

Maps for the Mount Portal Lookout 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.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Mount Portal Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mount Portal Lookout

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 68 m
Time 10 mins

Grade 1/6

Very easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


This whole walk, 35m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 35m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 35m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 35m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 35m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 35m 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 Mount Portal Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mount Portal Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mount Portal Lookout walk starts and ends at the Mount Portal car park (gps: -33.781258, 150.6378)
Your main transport option to Mount Portal car park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

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



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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 :)