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Evans Lookout

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published November 21st 2015
The Evans and Valley View lookouts have different names but they're pretty much the same thing, being only metres from each other and falling under the collective name of Evans Lookout.

They can be found on the fringes of Blackheath, down Evans Lookout Road. Hopefully some work will be done to this road soon, as recent rain has left potholes everywhere. Signs direct you off the highway so it's easy to find.

The view on offer is of Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge. These are to the north of the ridge where the upper mountains towns are located, whereas places like The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls Lookout and Gordon Falls Lookout all look over Jamison Valley, to the south.

The Valley View Lookout is great because it allows you to see straight up the valley. Everything has a blue-tinged haze over it too because of the eucalyptus trees.

It's easy to get lost in the grand scale of such a view, but make sure you don't miss the details. Spending a bit of time here, I ended up noticing a small waterfall along the cliff-face to my left. You can also hear the river at the bottom of the valley.

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There was a waterfall along this cliff-face, just past the rock platform at the bottom

Evans Lookout is a little further round the ridge to the ridge. I didn't actually think it's views were quite as good, perhaps because I like the grand valley views. Spreading out the lookout areas is a useful way to make the place feel more private through, as everyone who visits becomes spaced out.

The lookouts are popular for birdwatchers and while I didn't see many birds, I saw a lot of butterflies and the lizard pictured below.

The lookouts are also the start of a walks, such as the cliff-top walk to Govetts Leap Lookout and the challenging Grand Canyon track (which means even though there might be a few cars in the car park, you may not see too many people here as they've set of for another destination).
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Why? For views of the unspoiled Grose Valley
When: Any day
Where: At the end of Evans Lookout Road in Blackheath
Cost: Free
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