One of the best lookouts in the lower Blue Mountains, the Lost World Lookout has extensive views over the national park all the way back to the Sydney skyline, 70km to the east.
The lookout features a prominent white crucifix, which commemorates Reverend Raymer, a prominent bushwalker in the area. (There’s also a commemorative plaque at Martins Lookout on the opposite side of the valley.)
There are some great views from the lookout over Glenbrook Gorge, and the valleys and ridges of the Blue Mountains National Park out to the west.
Altough easily done as a day-walk, you can also camp here – but there’s no water nearby, making it a better camping spot in the cooler months.
Getting to Lost World Lookout
The bushwalking track to the lookout starts at the end of Martins Lookout Trail, an unsealed road off Farm Road in Springwood. It’s about an 8min (4.2km drive) from Springwood, and 1:15min from Sydney. The walking trail passes Martins Lookout, before descending steeply down to Glenbrook Creek. After crossing the creek, there’s a steep climb up to Bunyan Lookout. From here, it’s a relatively easy walk to Lost World Lookout, which offers more impressive views.
You can return the same way (about 8km return) or come back via Glenbrook Creek and the Kings Links Track (9.3km).