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 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…
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