Summary: Located close to each other just below Govetts Leap Lookout, Breakfast Rock Lookout and Williams Lookout offer great views over the Grose Valley and Govetts Leap waterfall.

The Breakfast Rock Lookout and Williams Lookout are located fairly close together along Govetts Leap Descent, a steep track that drops from Govetts Leap Lookout below the cliff-line. They both offer a fairly similar outlook. Both small lookouts offer a very similar view to the larger lookouts just above – but the short walk means you’ll probably have these vantage points to yourself.

Breakfast Rock Lookout

As you descend the stone steps from Govetts Leap Lookout, the first lookout you’ll reach is Breakfast Rock Lookout, a narrow fenced rock outcrop.

There’s a great view straight out over the Grose Valley.

You also get a good view of Govetts Leap (Bridal Veil Falls), although the view is partially obscured by foliage – the next lookout has an even better view!

Williams Lookout

The next lookout is less than 100m further down the track; the slightly larger platform it offers a very similar perspective, with expansive views over the Grose Valley – and it offers a better view of the falls.

From here you can see the full drop of Govetts Leap, and you can just make out the base of the falls.

The walking track down to the lookouts was opened “with great fanfare” in February 1899. A number of NSW and Victorian politicians and business leaders travelled by train from Sydney, and were joined by the members of the Katoomba Brass Band and local residents. A banquet was held here nearby under a canvas canopy.

Getting to the Lookouts

The track names here can be a little confusing; many trails seems to have multiple names. To reach these two lookouts, follow the signs from Govetts Leap Lookout towards Popes Glen Track, and turn right when you recah the first junction. The Govetts Leap Descent (or Govetts Leap Track) is also called the Williams Track, and it descends fairly steeply down to the Breakfast Rock Lookout.

The start of the trail is 2.9km fron Blackheath station (a 5min drive or 45min walk), or about 12km (15min) drive from Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains. It’s about a two hour drive from Sydney.

Bushwalks from here

The track continues past another lookout, and provides access to the Jungle Circuit bushwalk, which passes under Horseshoe Falls.

This is also the way to the northern end of the historic Rodriguez Pass, which provides access from Govetts Leap Lookut (and Evans Lookout) into the Grose Valley.

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