Olympian Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

20 min to 40 min

315 m
return

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Moderate track
This short walk from Leura descends many steps as it heads down to the top of the escarpment, overlooking the Jamison Valley. The lookout is fenced and there is an bench seat to enjoy the view from. 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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Olympian Lookout track near Olympian prd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fence along Olympian Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Olympian Lookout track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track to Olympian Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Steps above Olympian Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Olympian Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Olympian Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Olympian Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Olympian Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7248376,150.3292848)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to then drive for 175 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Station Street and drive for another 10 m
  • Turn right onto Great Western Highway, A32 and drive for another 3.9 km
  • Keep left onto Alexandra Terrace and drive for another 500 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Leura Mall, BMD and drive for another 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 125 m
  • Turn right onto Olympian Place and drive for another 6 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From Olympian Parade (next to Leuralla Public Gardens Amphitheatre), this walk follows the 'Olympian Rock' sign along the wide trail (Olympian Pl), alongside the white fence (to the left). Soon the walk starts heading down a long set of concrete stairs to the intersection with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk at Olympian Rock (and a 'Blue Moutains National Park' sign).....
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Start.
Find the park at the start.
Then to find the "Leura parking".
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 15 m come to "Olympian Lookout".
Olympian Lookout
Olympian Lookout

Olympian Lookout is a fenced lookout, just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Olympian Pde in Leura. The lookout is on a sloped, natural sandstone surface and has some steps cut to help improve access. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and provides a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. The 'back' of the Three Sisters, and also Narrow Neck, are both visible on the right, and Sublime Point on the left.
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Olympian Lookout is a fenced lookout, just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Olympian Pde in Leura. The lookout is on a sloped, natural sandstone surface and has some steps cut to help improve access. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and provides a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. The 'back' of the Three Sisters, and also Narrow Neck, are both visible on the right, and Sublime Point on the left.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 155 m to get back to the start.
"Olympian Rock".
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Olympian Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 315 m
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
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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