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This easy track meanders behind the dramatic cliffs of Grose Valley near Blackheath, in World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Fairfax Heritage walking track is ideal for family groups who want to experience the diverse range of vegetation and spectacular views on offer.
The graded wheelchair-accessible path winds over gentle slopes, skirting the edge of a unique hanging swamp. The path opens up to forests of peppermint and scribbly gums dotted with grass trees. In early summer, you may see the vibrant red flowers of waratahs, as well as many other colourful wildflowers. Nearing the cliffs at George Phillips and Govetts Leap lookout, enjoy expansive valley views taking in Govetts Gorge and Jungle Falls. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
Drop into Blue Mountains Heritage Centre for information, maps, books and souvenirs of your Blue Mountains escape.
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.
Fairfax Heritage walking track starts near Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in the northern precinct of Blue Mountains National Park.To get there:Turn right off Great Western Highway, at Blackheath traffic lights, into Govetts Leap Road.Drive for 2.5km. After passing through the park entrance, take the second exit from the roundabout.The lower section of the walking track is accessible from Govetts Leap lookout Parking Parking is available at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, including several designated disabled spots. Bus parking is available.
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.