Erskine Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

20 min to 30 min

470 m
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Moderate track
This short walk enjoys sculptured sandstone rocks, grass trees, wildflowers and great views of Erskine Gorge. The walk starts from the car park at the end of Nepean Lookout fire trail and heads past some information signs before coming to this unfenced informal lookout on the Jack Evans track. Great views. 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.
Blue Mountains NP info sign at car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Jack Evans track head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking towards car park at the top of Jack Evans Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Information sign about Jack Evans Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Jack Evans Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Near top of Jack Evans track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Burnt out NP sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Steps on track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track passing between boulders. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Erskine Lookout on Jack Evans track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View up Erskine Creek gorge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Erksine Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Erskine Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking down on Erskine Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking up Erskine Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking down Erskine Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Erskine 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 Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Ross Street then drive for 275 m
  • Turn right onto Euroka Road and drive for another 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
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Getting started
From the car park, at the end of the publicly accessible section of the Nepean Lookout Fire Trail, this walk heads through the gap in the wire fence next to the large 'Blue Mountains National Park' information sign. The walk soon passes a silver information sign about 'Jack Evans Track', where the sandy track starts to head down hill, with the occasional wooden step. Passing a burnt 'take care when walking near cliffs' sign the track passes several informal tracks off to the right. The main track continues down the hill until a larger sandy area gives way to a rock platform and view on the right, this is Erskine Lookout, an unfenced informal lookout.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 25 m pass the "Blue Mountains National Park" (5 m on your right).
After another 30 m pass the "Jack Evans Track" (6 m on your left).
After another 160 m come to "Erskine Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 235 m to get back to the start.
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Erskine Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 470 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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