Nellie’s Glen Lookout

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2 km Return

117 m

Moderate track
This walk has heritage interest and views, starting at the famous Explorers Tree and finishing with views of the cliffs from Nellie’s Glen lookout. The briefness of this walk makes it a great way to finish your 6 Foot Track walk if you have come from Jenolan. It’s also a great way to start the 6 Foot Track by seeing the terrain.

Maps for the Nellie’s Glen 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.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Nellie’s Glen Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Nellie’s Glen 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 2 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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


550m of this walk has short steep hills and another 260m is flat with no steps. The remaining (210m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 810m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 210m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Nellie’s Glen Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Nellie’s Glen Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Nellie’s Glen Lookout walk starts and ends at the Explorers Tree (gps: -33.70397, 150.29126)
Your transport options to Explorers Tree are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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 🙂