The Pulpit Rock

Guide | Pulpit Rock lookout (Blue Mountains)

There are times when you instantly fall in love with a place. So much that the place becomes a beautiful part of you. You talk about it, you remember it fresh as though you visited that place like yesterday. Well the Pulpit Rock in Norway was the place for me. I am in love with that place. The reason I am talking about Pulpit Rock in Norway is because I recently discovered that there is Pulpit Rock in Australia as well. Few weeks ago my friend Akshata had posted a picture of Pulpit Rock lookout (Australia) on Facebook. I decided to visit for the sake of love I have for the Pulpit Rock in Norway.

Last weekend, my friend Vijay and I were in the Blue mountains and we decided to visit the Pulpit Rock (Australia). I was excited! We drove to the starting point of the walk which is the Govetts leap lookout point.

Pulpit Rock lookout (Blue Mountains)

The walk was along the cliff and had some steps. The views that the walk provided was breathtaking. It was the raw beauty of the Blue mountains. The weather was favourable and sunny.

Pulpit Rock lookout (Blue Mountains)

It took us about 2 hours to reach the Pulpit Rock lookout. The lookout was something beyond words. It-was-truly-spectacular. The steep rock juts out of the cliff giving a dramatic effect of the cliff. The lookout gives a 360 degrees panoramic view of the mountains.

Pulpit Rock lookout (Blue Mountains)

We stayed at the lookout for about 30 minutes after which with a sad, do-not-want to go kids, we had to head back to the starting point. The return took us another 1.5 to 2 hours.

How to get there?

Public transport

  • There are frequent trains between Sydney CBD and Blackheath station.
  • Govetts leap lookout is about 4 kilometres from Blackheath station.

More information on the trains can be found on NSW Transport website.


  • Starting point: Govetts leap lookout
  • Distance: 7 kilometers return
  • GradeMedium but I did find the walk a little hard.

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