Nepean Lookout

30 mins

1.3 km Return

41 m

Moderate track
This walk is along the old road, which is now a management trail, making navigation easy. The walk brings you to the top of the Nepean Gorge escarpment, with great views up and down the gorge. This is a short walk after a fairly long drive, but if you are in the area, it is well worth getting the car dirty. The lookout is not fenced.

Maps for the Nepean Lookout walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Nepean Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Nepean Lookout

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.3 km
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


This whole walk, 630m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 630m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 630m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 630m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 630m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 630m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Nepean Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Nepean Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Nepean Lookout walk starts and ends at the Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail (gps: -33.840335, 150.58146)
Your main transport option to Car park at end of Nepean Lookout fire trail is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)