Govetts Leap, in Blue Mountains National Park, is a popular visitor precinct in the Upper Blue Mountains. The lookout in Blackheath is one of the best locations to check out the spectacular views down into the Grose Valley and across to the stunning cliff lines of Mount Banks, Mount Hay and Mount Wilson.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is upgrading the Govetts Leap lookout over the next two years under the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks program. The program is the largest ever investment in visitor infrastructure within NSW's national parks. This is well-timed for Blue Mountains National Park, which receives over 8 million visits each year. Across the Blue Mountains, the program is also funding improvements to existing walking tracks, upgrades to popular visitor precincts, and developing new accessible sites for people with special needs, families, seniors and international visitors.
What's happening at Govetts?
The Govetts Leap lookout upgrade will deliver an accessible visitor precinct whilst retaining the site's unique character and protecting its world heritage significance by the:
- provision of access for all to the lookout, amenities and carpark
- development of a new landscaped place for visitors to relax and enjoy the view
- redesign of car parks to maximise viewing spaces and improve pedestrian safety
- improvements to the lookout, including new handrails to ensure everyone's safety.
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