The Blue Mountains promise visitors a stunning landscape filled with velvet peaks and incredible views – and there are plenty of places to enjoy these views from, including Evans Lookout.
The lookout provides an excellent way to introduce yourself to the beauty of the Blue Mountains National Park as you gaze out over the dip of Grose Valley. Here, you can marvel at the sprawling expanse of sandstone cliff walls that glow a variety of vibrant colours (particularly around sunset). You can find Evans Lookout near Blackheath, which is easily reachable via a day trip from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, but it also provides the perfect start to numerous hiking trails in the region.
If you’re looking to learn more about the area, its wildlife, and its rich history, drop into the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre for fascinating exhibits and interactive displays. You can also enjoy the views above Govetts Leap waterfall from the centre.
Walks from Evans Lookout
Perhaps the most popular thing to do around Evans Lookout is to take a walk through the stunning surroundings. There are plenty of routes that take you through ancient forests, across sandstone scenes, and out onto amazing viewing points.
1. Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap
This moderately challenging cliff top walking track takes you from Evans Lookout to the popular Govetts Lookout to give you a different vantage point across the region.
2. Braeside Walk
This walk takes you along the Cliff Top Track to Govetts Leap before it drops down into the picturesque Govetts Leap Brook and tracks it upstream to an old steam train water supply dam and a pretty little waterfall. This walk is ideal in spring, when the wild flowers are just beginning to bloom and the birds start singing their summer tunes.
3. Evans Lookout to Junction Rock to Blue Gum Forest
This slightly longer walk takes you from Evans Lookout to Blue Gum Forest via Junction Rock. On this route you’ll see an eclectic mixture of scenery that perfectly introduces you to the diversity of the region.
4. Grand Canyon Track
For something a little more adventurous, allow half a day to explore the Grand Canyon track and go canyoning with all the gear. You’ll get to know the area from a completely unique perspective, and you’ll get the adrenalin pumping while you’re at it.