Martin's to Lost Worlds Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

2 h 30 min to 3 h 45 min

6.2 km
return

↑ 490 m
↓ -490 m

Very challenging
This walk allows for a greater appreciation of the hills in the Glenbrook area. Starting with a view of the half-way point, Lost World's Lookout, from Martin's Lookout, you can appreciate the task ahead. The walk involves a steep descent and climb through the Glenbrook Valley. A great way to see both sides of the valley, with the unique memorial plaques on opposite sides of the valley. A great walk for the fit. 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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Martin's Lookout car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track to Martin's Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Plaque at Martin's Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down from Martin's Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs up to Martin's lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up to Martin's Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up from Glenbrook Creek to Martin's Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Overhang above track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs cut into rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up the from Glenbrook Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Glenbrook Creek below Martin's Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Glenbrook Creek below Martin's Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cairns leading the way across the creek flats. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up from creek flats. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up to Bunyan Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track beneath overhang. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cairn on rock outcrop showing the route. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track below Buniyah Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rocky outcrop below Buniyah Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track to Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track to Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rock platform on route to Lost World Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from rock platform near Lost World. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fire place and clearing behind Lost World Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rock platform near Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track to Lost Worlds Lookout from clearing. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Behind Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View past crucifix at Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cliffs at Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View to Penrith from Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Memorial cross at Lost Worlds Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Warning
This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7341339,150.5760508)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom The Northern Road, A9
  • Turn on to Western Motorway Onramp, M4 then drive for 19.7 km
  • Keep left onto Macquarie Road and drive for another 105 m
  • Turn slight left onto Macquarie Road and drive for another 235 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Burns Road and drive for another 900 m
  • Turn left onto Farm Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Keep right onto Martins Lookout Trail and drive for another 1.8 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, the walk heads through the cable opening in the low fence, and follows the clear sandy path past the rocky outcrop, on the left. The track winds for a short time to come around a rock outcrop with a pole (without a sign) marking the intersection, on the right.
From the intersection, the walk heads across the hillside, keeping the valley and view to the right. The track continues to soon lead out to the unfenced rock platform that forms Martin's Lookout.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Martins Lookout Track.
After another 55 m find the "Martins Lookout" (on your left).
Martins Lookout
Martins Lookout

Martin's Lookout is an unfenced view on the rim of the plateau, south of Valley Heights. There are views across and up the Glenbrook Creek, and to the Lost Worlds lookout (on the opposite cliffs) which features a small white crucifix. This cross is in memory of Rev. Raymer who was an avid bushwalker in the area. The plaque in the rock at Martin's Lookout is directly opposite this cross.
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Martin's Lookout is an unfenced view on the rim of the plateau, south of Valley Heights. There are views across and up the Glenbrook Creek, and to the Lost Worlds lookout (on the opposite cliffs) which features a small white crucifix. This cross is in memory of Rev. Raymer who was an avid bushwalker in the area. The plaque in the rock at Martin's Lookout is directly opposite this cross.

After another 700 m (at the intersection of Kings Link Track & Martins Lookout Track) continue straight, to head along Kings Link Track.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Kings Link Track.
After another 910 m (at the intersection of Bunyan Lookout Trail & Kings Link Track) turn right, to head along Bunyan Lookout Trail.
After another 8 m find the "Bunyan Lookout" (25 m on your left).
Bunyan Lookout
Bunyan Lookout

Bunyan Lookout is an large, unfenced sandstone platform overlooking the Glenbrook Creek valley. Behind the lookout, there is a small sandy clearing, big enough for a few tents. The lookout spans across Glenbrook Creek and sandstone cliffs of the valley.
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Bunyan Lookout is an large, unfenced sandstone platform overlooking the Glenbrook Creek valley. Behind the lookout, there is a small sandy clearing, big enough for a few tents. The lookout spans across Glenbrook Creek and sandstone cliffs of the valley.

After another 600 m (at the intersection of Lost World Trail & Bunyan Lookout Trail) turn right, to head along Lost World Trail.
(Lost World) Continue another 630 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.1 km to get back to the start.
"Lost Worlds Lookout".
Lost Worlds Lookout
Lost Worlds Lookout

Lost Worlds Lookout is a cliff edge marked by a cross. The cross commemorates the Rev. Raymer who was a prominent bushwalker in the area, and has been commemorated by a plaque at Martins Lookout across the valley. The lookout views Glenbrook Creek valley below, the surrounding cliffs and down to Penrith in the west.
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Lost Worlds Lookout is a cliff edge marked by a cross. The cross commemorates the Rev. Raymer who was a prominent bushwalker in the area, and has been commemorated by a plaque at Martins Lookout across the valley. The lookout views Glenbrook Creek valley below, the surrounding cliffs and down to Penrith in the west.

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Terrain
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Martin's to Lost Worlds Lookout


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 6.2 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 45 min
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage No directional signs (5/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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