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Free Blue Mountains Lookouts (Top Five)

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and food! I love travelling and discovering hidden gems... experience the journey on Instragram! @gypsy_compass
Published July 12th 2014
To really see the Blue Mountains you must check these out
Nothing beats a day out with nature, from the aromas of your surroundings to feeling inspired with awe whilst taking in the breathtaking view...

I managed to find the top five Lookouts in the Blue Mountains that certainly tick all those boxes of the ultimate perfect day out and what makes it even more spectacular is that it is for free!

Below are the top five:

1. Cliff View

Hence the name, the cliffs go beyond the human eye as they stretch out for miles and miles.

Where: Cliff Drive, Katoomba
When: All year round
Accessible: Very easy 10 minute walk, wheelchair and pram accessible
Details: Plenty of parking near Lookout, no bathroom facilities on site.
Click here for the website.

Cliff View Lookout...

2. Eagle Hawk Lookout

This is one of my favourite Blue Mountain Lookouts, especially during the sunset or sunrise.

Where: Cliff Drive, Katoomba
When: All year round
Accessible: One minute walk from car park, stairs leading down to the Lookout, not suitable for wheelchairs and prams.
Details: Limited car space (approx 2 cars at the same time can park), no bathroom facilities.

Eagle Hawk Lookout during sunset...

3. Echo Point Lookout

If this Lookout was fit enough for the Royals at their Down Under visit, then it's certainly perfect for us too!

Where: Cliff Drive, Katoomba
When: All year round
Accessible: A few minutes walk from the car park or bus stop, suitable for wheelchair and prams.
Details: There is ticketed car park and a bus stop nearby, information centre, bathroom facilities and there is also a cafe on site.
Click here for website.

Echo Point Lookout during the morning mist...

4. Elysian Rock Lookout

This hidden gem will make you feel like you are standing on the edge of the world!

Where: 41 Olympian Pde, Leura (opposite the Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum)
When: All year round
Accessible: This one is hidden It is next to a house and their driveway, next to it looks like a grass driveway. Walk through the "grass driveway" till you get to the stairs and there the magical views lay... Not suitable for wheelchairs and prams.
Details: No official car park - there is street parking and there are no bathroom facilities.

Elysian Lookout during sunset...

5. Rainforest Lookout

Offering breathtaking views of the cascades makes walking through the mud certainly worth it!

Where: Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Cliff Drive, Katoomba
When: All year round
Accessible: To get to the lookout you need to go down steep stairs and more stairs. It is around a 15-30 minute walk to the Lookout- not suitable for wheelchairs, prams and people with low fitness levels.
Details: There is a carpark at the top of the walk, bathroom facilities across the road and there is also a small cafe on the corner.

Rainforest Lookout...

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Why? To see some of the top best Blue Mountains lookouts
When: All year round
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I have to pack my daughter and camera into the car and go back to the mountains - stunning. Thank you for reminding me of the beauty on our doorstep.
by Jenny (score: 1|31) 1609 days ago
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