Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Perrys Lookdown Walking Track, Blue Mountains National Park

  • End: Perrys Lookdown Walking Track, Blue Mountains National Park

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 120 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.60443571

  • Longitude: 150.3546148

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Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track is a 4km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Taking in the air at the Blue Mountains is almost a national pastime, and your best chance to do that is on this challenging and rewarding walk. From Perrys lookdown, take a moment to gaze across the beautiful valley.
Descending the steep track from Perrys lookdown, you'll pass a large swamp before making your way down the steep cliff line. You might even be lucky enough to catch sight of the red headed gang gang and yellow tailed black cockatoo; this is a great walk for birdwatching.
Follow the track to the edge of the spectacular Blue Gum Forest where tall gums rise out of the fertile ground. Lean against the trunk of a deanes blue gum for a bite to eat and listen for the tinkling call of the bell miner. From here return up the cliffs or pitch your tent at the nearby Acacia Flat campground.
Take a virtual tour of Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest 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.

Getting there

Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track starts at Perrys lookdown in the northern precinct of Blue Mountains National park. To get there:Take the Great Western Highway to BlackheathTurn east into Hat Hill Road and follow the signs to Perrys lookdown. Parking Parking is available at Perrys lookdown.

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.

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