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Olympian Lookout

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Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Olympian Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Olympian Lookout
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Map Scale 500 meters
Olympian Parade
Starting point for this hiking track: Olympian Lookout

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Olympian Lookout track near Olympian prd
 
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Fence along Olympian Track
 
Fence along Olympian Track +
 
Olympian Lookout track
 
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Track to Olympian Lookout
 
Track to Olympian Lookout +
 
Steps above Olympian Lookout
 
Steps above Olympian Lookout +
 
Olympian Lookout
 
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Olympian Lookout
 
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View from Olympian Lookout
 
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View from Olympian Lookout
 
View from Olympian Lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Olympian Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Olympian Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Olympian Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Olympian Lookout bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 300m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 150m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 150m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 150m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 150m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 150m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 150m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Olympian Parade
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Olympian Parade
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Olympian Parade to Olympian Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 148 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -58 m
From Olympian Parade (next to Leuralla Public Gardens Amphitheatre), this walk follows the 'Olympian Rock' sign along the wide trail (Olympian Pl), alongside the white fence (to the left). Soon the walk starts heading down a long set of concrete stairs to the intersection with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk at Olympian Rock (and a 'Blue Moutains National Park' sign).

Olympian Lookout Alt = 885 m
Olympian Lookout is a fenced lookout, just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Olympian Pde in Leura. The lookout is on a sloped, natural sandstone surface and has some steps cut to help improve access. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and provides a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. The 'back' of the Three Sisters, and also Narrow Neck, are both visible on the right, and Sublime Point on the left.

Catch the bus from Olympian Parade
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Olympian Parade
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 1.9 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2.1 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 27.5 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 32 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 32.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Olympian Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Olympian Lookout
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 28 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 30 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
30 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 30 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the NE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Julie urquhart - Olympian lookout IP:121.217.230.xxx | 2009-07-21 04:09:26
I stayed in Katoomba recently and found this lookout magnificent for the valley views. It was easy to get to and had no crowds. Several viewing areas along the track at different points. xxxx :D :P
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