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Nepean Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8.8 km SSW of Glenbrook
Length: 1.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 41 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 41 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk is along the old road, which is now a management trail, making navigation easy. The walk brings you to the top of the Nepean Gorge escarpment, with great views up and down the gorge. This is a short walk after a fairly long drive, but if you are in the area, it is well worth getting the car dirty. The lookout is not fenced. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Nepean Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Nepean Lookout
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Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail

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
 Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90303N 
 Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 

Photo Gallery

 
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail
 
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail +
 
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail
 
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail +
 
Sign post at car park
 
Sign post at car park +

 
Sign pointing to Nepean Lookout
 
Sign pointing to Nepean Lookout +
 
Gate at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail
 
Gate at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail +
 
Along Nepean Lookout management trail
 
Along Nepean Lookout management trail +

 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devils) are great in spring
 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devils) are great in spring +
 
Near the end of Nepean Lookout management trail
 
Near the end of Nepean Lookout management trail +
 
Large clearing at the end of the Nepean Lookout management trail
 
Large clearing at the end of the Nepean Lookout management trail +

 
Walking sign near lookout
 
Walking sign near lookout +
 
View up the Nepean River from lookout
 
View up the Nepean River from lookout +
 
View up the Nepean River from lookout
 
View up the Nepean River from lookout +

 
View down the Nepean River from lookout
 
View down the Nepean River from lookout +
 
Rock platform near lookout
 
Rock platform near lookout +
 
View up the Nepean River from lookout
 
View up the Nepean River from 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 Nepean Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Nepean Lookout bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Nepean 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 1.3km
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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, 630m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 630m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 630m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 630m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 630m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 630m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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.
Drive to Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail to Nepean Lookout
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 630 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -40 m
From the car park at then end of the Nepean Lookout fire trail, this walk follows the 'Nepean Lookout 500m' sign around the gate and along the management trail. The trail gently heads down the hill to a large clearing. The view of the Nepean and the surrounding area is found from the top of the unfenced rock platforms. just beyond the clearing.

Nepean Lookout Alt = 176 m
Nepean Lookout, is found past the locked gate at the end of the Nepean Lookout fire trail. The lookout is high above the junction of Erskine Creek (not visible) and the Nepean River. The unfenced lookout, is on a rocky cliff top forming the western wall of the Nepean Gorge. The view south up the Nepean Gorge are great, the views downstream are good, but limited.

Drive from Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


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)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 8.9 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 11.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 11.8 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 14.3 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 14.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Nepean Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Nepean Lookout
Click to re-center search
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 13 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 31 km (to the ENE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
49 km (to the ENE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 50 km (to the SSE)

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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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Tamara R IP:110.33.224.xxx | 2013-08-30 01:33:06
Wow! This is so pretty, the views are amazing and I must say I'm jelous of the people who live on the other side and get to see them everyday.
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