Elysian Rock Lookout Track
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

10 min to 15 min

280 m
return

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Moderate track
From Olympic Pde next to Leuralla Gardens in Leura, this short walk heads down to Elysian Rock Lookout, a fenced, small narrow lookout sitting high on the cliff edge. There are great view across the valley to Mount Solitary, the 'back' of the Three Sisters and to Narrow Neck. 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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Entrance to Leuralla Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Elysian Lookout track looking out to Olympian Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Elysian Rock track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Elysian Rock track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Steps on Elysian Rock track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Elysian Rock track near the lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Welcome to Blue Mountains NP sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Welcome to Elysian Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Elysian Rock Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Elysian Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Elysian Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The gully near Elysian Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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 At the intersection of Olympian Parade & Balmoral Road (-33.7251119,150.3300774)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Alexandra Terrace
  • Turn on to Leura Mall, BMD then drive for 165 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Leura Mall, BMD and drive for another 215 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Leura Mall, BMD and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Olympian Parade, BMD and drive for another 210 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From Olympian Parade (opposite Balmoral Rd), this walk follows the track away from the road, keeping the white fence of the park on the right. The track heads past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign and through the bush, continuing down a long set of stairs. At the base of these, the walk comes to an intersection with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk (unsignposted) at 'Elysian Rock' Lookout.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Olympian Parade & Balmoral Road Start (a walking track).
After 15 m pass the park (on your right).
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 6 m find the "Elysian Rock" (5 m on your left).
Elysian Rock
Elysian Rock

Elysian Rock is a fenced, small, narrow lookout on a rock buttress. The floor is mostly uneven, natural sandstone and there is a bench seat with no shade. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and gives a great view straight across the Jamison Valley and out to Mount Solitary. Narrow Neck and the 'back' of the Three Sisters are visible on the right-hand side, and Sublime Point on the left. The lookout is along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, just west of a concrete bridge spanning a chasm and near the end of Elysian Place, Leura.
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Elysian Rock is a fenced, small, narrow lookout on a rock buttress. The floor is mostly uneven, natural sandstone and there is a bench seat with no shade. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and gives a great view straight across the Jamison Valley and out to Mount Solitary. Narrow Neck and the 'back' of the Three Sisters are visible on the right-hand side, and Sublime Point on the left. The lookout is along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, just west of a concrete bridge spanning a chasm and near the end of Elysian Place, Leura.

(Elysian Rock) Turn around here and retrace the main route for 140 m to get back to the start.
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Elysian Rock Lookout Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 280 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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)
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