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Nellie's Glen Lookout
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.9 km WSW of Katoomba
Length: 2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains(LGA)
Climb: 117 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 117 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

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. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW-MODERATE (No Ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Nellie's Glen Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Nellie's Glen Lookout
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Map Scale 500 meters
Explorers Tree
Six Foot Track Info Shelter
Int of 6 Foot Track and Norths Lookout Trail
Int of 6 Foot Track and Norths Lookout Trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Explorers Tree

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series NSW-six-foot-track 
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
The Explorer Tree
 
The Explorer Tree +
 
Katoomba End of 6 Ft Track
 
Katoomba End of 6 Ft Track +
 
View from Norths lookout
 
View from Norths lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

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

Cross Section of the Nellie's Glen Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Nellie's Glen Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Nellie's Glen Lookout bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 2km
Time 1 Hr
.


Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
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.

Signs
This whole walk, 1km is clearly signposted.

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

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

Infrastructure
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).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the train to Katoomba Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Katoomba Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to Explorers Tree
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Explorers Tree
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Explorers Tree (Katoomba) Alt = 1051 m
In 1813, the explorers Gregory Blaxland, William Wentworth and William Lawson, on their historic crossing of the Blue Mountains, engraved their names not only into the history books, but also reportedly into this tree on the side of Pulpit Hill. The tree now long dead was caged[1] in 1884 in an attempt to preserve the engravings[2]. The engravings are no longer visible[3] and there is even debate over the last 100+ years as to the authenticity of the engravings[4].

(0 km) Explorers Tree to Six Foot Track Info Shelter
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 264 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -6 m
From the 'Explorers Tree'[5] (at the intersection of Nellies Glen Rd and the Great Western Hwy), this walk follows the 'Six Foot Track - 200m' sign[6] up along the sealed Nellies Glen Rd[7] for just over 200m before turning left at another 'Six Foot Track' sign[8]. Here the walk comes to a dirt car park[9] and shelter[10] with a large 'Six Foot Track' information sign[11].

(0.26 km) Six Foot Track Info Shelter to Int of 6 Foot Track and Norths Lookout Trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 548 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -68 m
Continue straight: From the shelter and car park (on Nellies Glen Rd), this walk follows the 'Six Foot Track' sign[12] around the lower locked metal gate to follow the management trail gently downhill[13]. The walk continues down this trail, which becomes fairly steep in places, for about 500m. Here the trail flattens out and comes to an intersection marked with a couple of 'Six Foot Track' signs[14] and a 'Nellies Glen Bushland Restoration' sign[15].

(0.81 km) Int of 6 Foot Track and Norths Lookout Trail to Norths Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 210 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -32 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[16], this walk heads through the gap in the large metal gate, over a small rise. The fairly narrow track soon leads down a series of timber steps[17], past some nice views for just shy of 150m to come to a faint intersection with a track (on your left), marked with a 'Bonnie Doon Fauna Study' sign[18].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the track downhill towards the open views[19]. After about 50m the track comes to the fenced[20] and signposted 'Norths Lookout'[21] with great views over Nellie's Glen and into the valley[22].

Catch the train from Katoomba Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Katoomba Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Explorers Tree
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Explorers Tree
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2.1 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 2.3 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 27.7 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 27.9 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 31.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Nellie's Glen Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Nellie's Glen Lookout
Click to re-center search
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 26 km (to the NNW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
26 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 26 km (to the W)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 31 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 35 km (to the ENE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW-MODERATE rating and No Ban in place. (Downloaded 19 minutes ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Cloud clearing.
Cloud clearing.
16.4°C (feels like 11.6°)
15 km/h from the W
33% humidity     (as at 19/03:00pm)
Sun|17°Cloud clearing.
Mon|16°Mostly sunny.
Tue|19°Partly cloudy.
Wed|21°Mostly sunny.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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