10 Best Lookouts in the Blue Mountains

Best lookouts in the Blue Mountains

One of the most popular tourist and weekend-getaway destinations in New South Wales is the famous Blue Mountains, a World Heritage listed area an hour away from Sydney.

Suitable to visit during all four seasons, the Greater Blue Mountains region consists of seven National Park areas and a conservation reserve. The Blue Mountains is home to a large number of impressive lookouts, some very popular, others not so well-known.

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Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang Lookout

Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang Lookout

Warragamba Dam is Australia’s largest concrete dam and is responsible for the creation of Lake Burragorang, Sydney’s primary reservoir for water supply.

Discover the fascinating history and the significance of the dam by visiting the information centre and the various lookout points.

The Burragorang Lookout, located 40km south of the dam, offers the best views of Lake Burragorang and the lower Blue Mountains.

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Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park

Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park

Fitzroy Falls is a picturesque village in Morton National Park (Southern Highlands), famous for its spectacular waterfall with the same name.

Follow the boardwalk from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre along the creek to a lookout with spectacular views of the waterfall and the enormous Yarrunga Valley below.

Around Fitzroy Falls are a couple of exciting bushwalking tracks through native rainforest, inhabited by various bird species.

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