Millions of years ago, the river etched a path through the sandstone, creating the magnificent Fairlight Gorge. Today, you can admire the resulting landscape and scenic mountain views from Glenbrook - Nepean lookout, in Blue Mountains National Park. It’s a great pit stop on a car touring sightseeing trip to the scenic Glenbrook area.
A short and easy track leads to the unfenced lookout where you can gaze down the steep tree-lined gorge on your left and Nepean River on the right. Admire the magnificent angophoras, with distinctive salmon-coloured bark that grow nearby. Spring is a fabulous time to visit as the surrounding heath erupts with colour and fragrance. This is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with silvereyes, thornbills and striated pardalotes often seen flitting among the trees.
Pull out the thermos for a cuppa as you take in the panoramic views. While in the Glenbrook area, why not check out the fascinating Aboriginal stencil art at Red Hands Cave or challenge yourself by taking Jack Evans walking track down to Erskine Creek.
Glenbrook - Nepean lookout, Blue Labyrinth, New South Wales, Array