Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

10 min to 15 min

225 m
return

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Moderate track
This is a short walk providing you a worthwhile view across Magdala Gully. The walk follows a track that leads to a the moderately large clearing behind the lookout. The view from the lookout is not as spectacular as many other lookouts in the area, but can be quite intriguing with a morning mist lifting from the valley. 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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End of Raymond St. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign at the end of Raymond St. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign at the start of the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to Lawsons Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock beside track to Lawsons Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to Lawsons Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lawsons Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Lawsons Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View into valley from Lawsons Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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 (-33.7059179,150.5662793)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
DirectionsFrom Macquarie Road
  • Turn on to Macquarie Road then drive for 750 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Macquarie Road and drive for another 330 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Raymond Road and drive for another 120 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto David Road and drive for another 50 m
  • Turn right onto Raymond Road and drive for another 640 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From opposite 86 Raymond Rd, the track follows the direction of the 'Lawsons Lookout' sign, down the track. The walk winds past a few rocky outcrops to an unfenced rock surface next on the cliff edge, Lawsons Lookout.....
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Start.
After another 115 m come to a sign.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 115 m to get back to the start.
"Lawsons Lookout".
Lawsons Lookout
Lawsons Lookout

Lawsons Lookout, in Springwood, Blue Mountains, is an unfenced rockshelf overlooking the wonderful Magdala Creek valley. The lookout is most easily accessed from Raymond Rd.
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Lawsons Lookout, in Springwood, Blue Mountains, is an unfenced rockshelf overlooking the wonderful Magdala Creek valley. The lookout is most easily accessed from Raymond Rd.

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Terrain
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Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 225 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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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