So you have headed for a drive to the village of Kurrajong and you need to take a ten-minute drive to enjoy the views from the Vale of Avoca which are breath taking. Situated 300 metres above the Grose River Gorge this lookout gives you rugged, views into the contorted gorges of the Devils Wilderness and beyond to the upper Blue Mountains.
The lookout is on a sandstone outcrop and is unfenced, so care is needed. The River you can hear below is the wild Grose River and is 56 kilometres in length starting at Mt Victoria in the upper Blue Mountains.
To access Vale of Avoca Lookout head to the end of Cabbage Tree Road, Grose Vale. The last few kilometres are dirt road which can be slippery after rain – return the way you came. This is an easy two-hour return (approximately five kilometres) walk. A guided map for this walk is included in the Best Bushwalks Around The Hawkesbury Volume 2 available to purchase at the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre.
This lookout is unfenced, so please take care and stay back from cliff edges and ensure children are supervised. This walk will give you a sense of remoteness as you descend steeply into the narrow-sided river valley.