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Cliff Top walking track is a 6km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.
If you’re after an energetic walk while taking in the natural beauty of Blue Mountains National Park, this track will certainly get your heart pumping. Cliff Top walking track follows the cliff edge from Govetts Leap lookout to Evans lookout. Located near Blackheath, you’ll be treated to inspiring views over the iconic Grose Valley. And with the sun shining from the east, this is the perfect track to warm up on a winters morning.
Passing through dense, windswept heathland, you’ll see she-oaks, banksias and stunted mallee scrub. It’s a great area for birdwatching, so keep your eyes peeled for yellow-tailed black cockatoos and king parrots. The heath comes alive with colourful displays of wildflowers in spring, attracting nectar-loving birds such as the white-naped honeyeater. Look back towards Govetts leap from Barrow lookout for brilliant waterfall views.
Crossing Govetts Leap Brook, the track passes the junction with Braeside walking track on you’re right. Don’t forget to pack your lunch so you can can enjoy a picnic at Evans lookout, before retracing your steps.
Take a virtual tour of Cliff Top walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the region
Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
To Evans lookout carpark. Cliff Top walking track starts at Govetts Leap lookout in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park.To get there from Sydney:Turn right off Great Western Highway, at Blackheath traffic lights, into Govetts Leap Road.Drive for 2.5km. After passing through the park entrance, follow the signs to Govetts Leap lookout. Park entry points Evans lookout carpark See on map Parking There’s a car park at Govetts Leap lookout, but it can be a busy place on weekends and parking might be limited. You can also park at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, only 500m from Govetts Leap lookout.
Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
Check the weather before you set out and ensure you’re well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable in this area.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.