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Published September 18th 2017
Voted one of the best lookouts in the Blue Mountains
It is no wonder that Cahills Lookout was voted one of the best lookouts in the spectacular and World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. With its undeniably spectacular views of wilderness and lush forest, this not-so-popular lookout is the ultimate serenity away from tourist bus crowds and overall crowds. It also offers something different from most of the Blue Mountain lookouts.
Views from Cahills Lookout will certainly leave you breathless...
What makes Cahills Lookout quite special is that it is one of the very few lookouts in the Blue Mountains that offers views of the Megalong Valley, as most lookouts in the region overlook the Jamison Valley.
The beginning of the spectacular walk to the Lookout...
Views of bush, farmland and the Great Divide on the horizon can be seen from here. Close by is the ironstone-fretted formation of Boars Head Rock and the cliff-bound Narrow Neck Peninsula reaching into the southern wilderness of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
The pathway to the stunning Boars Head Rock Lookout & Cahills Lookout
In 1959, Cahills Lookout was first opened by the Honourable J.J Cahill MLA who was the premier of New South Wales at the time. A plaque was placed on the Lookout to commemorate the opening event. The plaque has survived, although the plate which probably contained the usual information about what could be seen from this spot has been removed.
The Plaque from the 1959 opening of the spectacular Cahills Lookout
Sadly in 2014 Cahills Lookout suffered damage from the severe bushfires and there are still some remnants from the fire visible on the western side. Since the bushfires, this magnificent piece of nature has reconstructed to its full glory with its spectacular thick lush forest, proving to us, that nature is truly indestructible and marvellous!
You will truly feel like you a million miles away from civilisation at Cahills Lookout