Nepean Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

25 min to 30 min

1.2 km
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Moderate track
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. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign post at car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign pointing to Nepean Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Gate at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Along Nepean Lookout management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devils) are great in spring. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Near the end of Nepean Lookout management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Large clearing at the end of the Nepean Lookout management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking sign near lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View up the Nepean River from lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View up the Nepean River from lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View down the Nepean River from lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock platform near lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View up the Nepean River from lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.8403543,150.5814144)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Park Street
  • Turn on to Euroka Road then drive for 2.5 km
  • Turn left onto The Oaks Trail and drive for another 6.9 km
  • Keep left onto Nepean Lookout Firetrail and drive for another 3.8 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
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.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 25 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 560 m come to "Nepean Lookout".
Nepean Lookout
Nepean Lookout

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.
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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.

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Nepean Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.2 km
Time 25 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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