Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

50 min to 1 h

1.9 km
circuit

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Moderate track
The walk from Conservation Hut down to Breakfast Point Lookout is pretty with plenty of outlooks and some great bushland to enjoy. The walk passes a picnic shelter on the way down the hill to the brilliant views from Breakfast Point Lookout and then the Lyrebird Lookout. 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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Conservation Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Picnic shelter along Shortcut track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Sign post along track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
There are only very gradual steps on this track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Lyrebird Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Near Breakfast Point Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Jamison Valley covered in fog. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Overcliff Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Looking out over the Jamison Valley from the National Pass. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Overcliff Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Lyrebird Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The track between the Shortcut and the Overcliff. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Valley of the Waters Track & Nature Track (-33.7202926,150.3628765)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Valley Road then drive for 1 km
  • Turn right onto Fitzgerald Street and drive for another 90 m
  • Turn right onto Fletcher Street and drive for another 60 m
  • Continue onto Fletcher Street and drive for another 55 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Conservation Hut, this walk follows the 'Valley of the Waters' sign down some timber and dirt steps passing a couple of picnic shelters. The track soon leads to the signposted intersection with the 'Short Cut Track' (still in view of the Conservation Hut).....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Valley of the Waters Track & Nature Track Start heading along Valley of the Waters Track (a walking track).
After 25 m pass the "Conservation Hut" (5 m on your right).
Then find the "Conservation Hut" (8 m on your right).
Conservation Hut
Conservation Hut

Conservation Hut is a small cafe perched above the Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains National Park. The hut was opened in 1963 as a meeting place for the local conservation movement. Rebuilt, Conservation Hut opened as a cafe in 1993, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Around the Conservation Hut is a small parking area, public toilets, picnic shelters, town water and B&B's. For further information or bookings call (02) 4757 3827.
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Conservation Hut is a small cafe perched above the Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains National Park. The hut was opened in 1963 as a meeting place for the local conservation movement. Rebuilt, Conservation Hut opened as a cafe in 1993, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Around the Conservation Hut is a small parking area, public toilets, picnic shelters, town water and B&B's. For further information or bookings call (02) 4757 3827.

After another 6 m pass the picnic table (25 m on your left).
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Valley of the Waters Track & Short Cut Track) turn sharp left, to head along Short Cut Track.
After another 180 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Short Cut Track.
After another 100 m turn right.
After another 400 m (Breakfast Point Lookout) turn right, to head along Overcliff Track.
After another 20 m find the "Breakfast Point Lookout" (8 m on your left).
Breakfast Point Lookout
Breakfast Point Lookout

Breakfast Point Lookout is on the Overcliff Walk, west of Den Fenella Creek. The lookout has a short stone wall and great views across the Jamison Valley. The center piece of the view is out to Mount Solitary and beyond, there are also good views to Kings Tableland (left). This is a good spot to stop and enjoy the sweeping views of the majestic valley.
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Breakfast Point Lookout is on the Overcliff Walk, west of Den Fenella Creek. The lookout has a short stone wall and great views across the Jamison Valley. The center piece of the view is out to Mount Solitary and beyond, there are also good views to Kings Tableland (left). This is a good spot to stop and enjoy the sweeping views of the majestic valley.

After another 600 m (Lyrebird Lookout) turn right, to head along Overcliff Track.
After another 70 m find the "Lyrebird Lookout" (on your right).
Lyrebird Lookout
Lyrebird Lookout

Lyrebird Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout on the Overcliff Walk, south of the Conservation Hut in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout hosts a great view of Sublime Point (right) and Mount Solitary (centre). A welcome gap in the trees reveals this great view.
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Lyrebird Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout on the Overcliff Walk, south of the Conservation Hut in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout hosts a great view of Sublime Point (right) and Mount Solitary (centre). A welcome gap in the trees reveals this great view.

Continue straight, to head along Overcliff Track.
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Valley of the Waters Track & Overcliff Track) turn right, to head along Valley of the Waters Track.
After another 155 m (at the intersection of Valley of the Waters Track & Short Cut Track) continue straight, to head along Valley of the Waters Track.
After another 40 m come to the end.
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Conservation Hut to Breakfast Point Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.9 km
Time 50 min to 1 h
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 Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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