For some of the most incredible views in NSW, you can’t go past Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area in Blue Mountains National Park, near Leura. With sweeping views, excellent birdwatching, bush walking and a playground for the kids, there’s something for everyone, making it a popular spot for a family day-trip.
From the lookout, the waterfall plunges over a 200m drop. Gaze across to the impressive views of Mount Solitary and Kings Tableland. While taking in the magnificent panorama, look to the skies for peregrine falcons, circling high on valley thermals. Closer to ground, lyrebirds are often seen foraging in the forest litter.
Grab the camera for some family snaps to add to the photo album, before enjoying a relaxing picnic. If you’re keen to stretch your legs, there’s no shortage of walks including Lyrebird Dell - Pool of Siloam. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.