Summary: Martins Lookout offers a view over Glenbrook Gorge. One of the rocks at the lookouts has a plaque commemorating Reverend Raymer, a local bushwalker.

)An easy-to-reach lookout, Martins Lookout in Springwood offers a view across Glenbrook Gorge. If you look closely, you can just make up the white crucific at Lost World Lookout, on the opposite side of the valley.

On one of the sandstone boulders at the lookout is a plaque commemorating Reverend Raymer, who was a prominent bushwalker in the area:

The cross opposite was erected to honour the memory of Rev. Br. G.E. Raymer (Christian Brother) Who often led hiking parties through the valleys in this district. He was drowned at Wollongong 25.7.’53 in an attempt to rescue a pupil.”

Getting to Martins Lookout

Martins Lookout is only 100m from the carpark at 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 lookout itself doesn’t offer particularly impressive views, but is the starting point for a bushwalk across to Lost World Lookout. The walking trail descends steeply down to Glenbrook Creek, and then ascends steeply up the other side to Bunyan Lookout, before reaching Lost World Lookout (which offers much more spectacular views).

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