Mount Portal Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

5 min to 10 min
10 min to 14 min

85 m
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Smooth & flat
This is a short walk to a spectacular view. The walks starts with a pleasant drive along the dirt roads through the lower Blue Mountains. From the car park, the walk follows a short footpath to the fenced raised timber viewing platform. The views from the lookout are stunning and include Glenbrook Gorge, the Nepean River and Western Sydney over the Cumberland Plain. The lookout is accessible by people in wheelchairs. 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. 
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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.
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Getting There
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Start (-33.7812639,150.6378364)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Park Street
  • Turn on to Euroka Road then drive for 2.5 km
  • Turn left onto The Oaks Trail and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn left onto Euroka Road and drive for another 710 m
  • Turn left onto Mount Portal Trail and drive for another 2.8 km
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the dirt car park at the end of Mount Portal Trail (road), this walk heads across the clay and gravel car park, towards the view and the 'Blue Mountains National Park' abseil information sign. The walk follows the (1.9m wide) concrete path between the two (1m high) fences. In less than 10m the walk continues as the concrete path becomes a timber path and leads gently down for about 25m onto the fenced elevated timber platform. At the lookou there is an information sign and great views.....
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Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the Parking Accessible at the start.
Parking Accessible
Parking Accessible

The large parking area has no marked bays but could park more than 20 cars. There is one marked mobiilty parking are at the norther end. The mobility parking area is clay earth, 5m wide and 10m deep.
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The large parking area has no marked bays but could park more than 20 cars. There is one marked mobiilty parking are at the norther end. The mobility parking area is clay earth, 5m wide and 10m deep.

After another 15 m come to "Mount Portal Lookout".
Mount Portal Lookout
Mount Portal Lookout

Mount Portal Lookout, is found a short walk from the end of Mount Portal trail (a dirt road) in the Glenbrook Region of the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout is wheelchair accessible and has a fenced platform providing great views from high above the junction of the Nepean River and Glenbrook Creek. The main view is down the Nepean River and across the plains of western Sydney (the Cumberland Plain). The view extends up Glenbrook Gorge and to the stunning cliffs on the other side. A stunning spot. This is also a popular abseiling cliff with information signs about the local area.
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Mount Portal Lookout, is found a short walk from the end of Mount Portal trail (a dirt road) in the Glenbrook Region of the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout is wheelchair accessible and has a fenced platform providing great views from high above the junction of the Nepean River and Glenbrook Creek. The main view is down the Nepean River and across the plains of western Sydney (the Cumberland Plain). The view extends up Glenbrook Gorge and to the stunning cliffs on the other side. A stunning spot. This is also a popular abseiling cliff with information signs about the local area.

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Mount Portal Lookout


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 85 m
Time 5 min to 10 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Naturally Accessible
Slope summary:
Very gentle slope, mostly flat.

Surface summary:
mostly 1.9m wide smooth, flat and hard path. The carpark is clay/gravel and becomes boggy after rain.
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