Fairfax Track Blackheath
The Fairfax: a track for everyone
The Fairfax Track is a 1.8 kilometre sealed path, meandering from Blue Mountains National Park Heritage Centre, through shady woodlands to George Phillips Lookout, before culminating at Govetts Leap Lookout. Both lookouts offer sensational views of the Grose valley escarpments.
There are accessible toilets at both the Visitors Centre and Govetts Leap, and there is usually abundant parking.This track is wide and has a gentle gradient, making it ideal for people using wheelchairs or mobility aides. It is also a fabulous place for families with little ones to go exploring. I’d go as far as to say the Fairfax Track is probably the most child-friendly bushwalk in the upper mountains. It has few hazards, plenty to discover and requires little exertion.
In springtime, the Fairfax Track offers an array of wildflowers from tiny ground-orchids through to showy waratahs. Throughout the year the site is a busy habitat for resident and migrating birds. The woodland provides habitat for owls, possums, gliders, echidnas and a variety of reptiles. Do keep an eye out for snakes, especially in summer, and if you do see a snake, please leave it alone. You are extremely unlikely to get bitten by a snake unless you bother it.