How do you get Govetts Leap Lookout?

How do you get Govetts Leap Lookout?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/28/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

The Blue Mountains are easily one of Australia’s best places to catch a stunning view. From Echo Point to the Scenic Skyway, Katoomba Falls and Sublime Point lookout, the Blue Mountains are an expansive wonderland that is just beckoning you to marvel at its sublime splendour!


One of the most awe-inspiring views in the whole range is that of Govetts Leap, a towering plateau that gazes out upon profound canyons, giant cliff faces and rugged sandstone escarpments.

There are numerous ways to reach Govetts Leap lookout, including:

● By car: Drive along the Western Highway to Blackheath before driving to the park entrance which then leads to the Govetts Leap car park, or;
● By foot: The Govetts Leap Loop is an 8.7 km trek that is not suitable for all visitors, especially as it takes around four hours to complete. However, those who can complete the hike are in for a real treat, as this rewarding walk is all the more worth it once you arrive at the incredible lookout!

Either way you get there, you are in for a marvellous experience: Govetts Leap lookout is truly one of the most iconic sites in the whole Blue Mountains, and is perfect to enjoy alongside these awesome adventures:

The Three Sisters at Echo Point

The Three Sisters are up there with the 12 Apostles and Uluru as one of Australia’s most astounding natural landmarks, and it’s easy to see why! The Three Sisters are a marvel of natural wonder: a series of three giant sandstone stacks that leap out of the valley below.

Steeped in local indigenous legend, the best way to see the Sisters is via the lookout at Echo Point. Alongside Govetts Leap this is – without a doubt – one of the best vistas in the whole mountains (if not in all of Oz!).


The first thing you think of when you hear about the Blue Mountains probably isn’t going to be its towns. This being said, the charming settlement of Leura has become a bit of an attraction in itself, given its gorgeous gardens and close proximity to some of the Mountains’ best spots.

The famous Cliff Drive will take you straight through to the serene Lyrebird Dell, a great place to have the ultimate Blue Mountains picnic! This, and scheduled tours of the town’s gardens make for a wonderful Blue Mountains experience…


Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.