This walk takes you to the dramatic views of Gladstone Lookout, past the Leura Golf Course. Gladstone Lookout has sweeping views of the many cliffs surrounding the Jamison Valley below, including the Kings Tableland. This is one of the less visited formal lookouts in the area, but still offers 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.
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.
Turn left onto Gladstone Road, BMD and drive for another 560 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Gladstone Road, BMD and drive for another 420 m
Turn left onto Fitzroy Street, BMD and drive for another 280 m
Turn right onto Watkins Road, BMD and drive for another 350 m
Turn left onto Sublime Point Road and drive for another 75 m
Turn right onto Fairmont Place and drive for another 165 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the road into Fairmont Resort on Fairmont Place, this walk heads east along the asphalt road next to the resort. This soon goes off to the right and becomes a management trail. The walk passes a high ropes course (off to the right) and soon narrows to a bush track, passing a green building (off to the right) as the track goes beside the golf course. Soon, the track follows the edge of the golf course, past a sign saying 'Grand Cliff Top Walk', where the track heads into the bushland.....
Directions & comments
After 40 m head through/around the gate.
After another 185 m continue straight.
After another 135 m pass the artwork (105 m on your left).
After another 80 m pass the artwork (80 m on your left).
After another 430 m (at the intersection of Grand Cliff Top Track & Inspiration Point Track) turn right, to head along Inspiration Point Track.
After another 150 m veer right, to head along Inspiration Point Track.
After another 390 m turn right.
(Gladstone Lookout) Continue another 130 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.5 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Leura Golf Course to Gladstone Lookout
1 h 15 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)