Along Porters Pass at the top of the cliff-line is Lamberts Lookout. It’s named after Lambertius Vandenburg, a signwriter at the Blue Mountains Council, with the naming being a farewell gesture from the council when Lambert retired in 1987. The lookout consists of a several pagoda-like rock outcrops along the the top of the cliffs.
There are 360-degree views from the rock, of a varied landscape.
To the west is the the Kanimbla Valley, with the cliffs of the Shipley Plateau on the other side of the valley.
To the east are the jagged cliffs and overhangs of the Porters Pass Reserve.
On one of the pagodas is a plaque attached to the rock with the name “Logans Rest” – the origin of the sign are a mystery.
Getting to Lamberts Lookout
The quickest access to Lamberts Lookout is via the Porters Pass track from the end of Burton Road in Blackheath, which is 1.2km from Blackheath station. If you’re doing the Porters Pass and Colliers Causeway loop walk, the lookout is reached via a very short side-track.