Summary: Two lookouts at McMahons Point, both reached by a short bushwalk from the end of Kings Tableland Road, provide sweeping views over Lake Burragorang.

It’s long drive (or cycle) out to McMahons Point, at the most southerly point of Kings Tableland. But although it’s a far less spectacular vista than many of the other lookouts of the Blue Mountains, it is one of the very few relatively accessible lookouts that provides a view of Lake Burragorang, Sydney’s largest water reservoir. There are two separate lookouts which are both accessible from the carpark, offering similar but slightly different views.

McMahons Lookout (the Short Walk)

You can access this lookout from either the carpark (where the start of the walk is signposted), or from Kings Tableland Road, just before the carpark at the end of the road (which is not signposted). It’s about a 300m, level and easy walk to the fenced lookout platform.

There’s a nice view over Lake Burragorang, although it’s not as good as the main lookout.

McMahons Point Lookout (the Longer Walk)

The walk to the main lookout, which starts at the bottom of the carpark, is slightly longer (800m one-way) and has bit more of an ascent/descent – but is worth doing.

There are some views of Lake Burragorang from the trail, before you reach the lookout.

From the fenced lookout, there is a great view of the western end of Lake Burragorang, and behind it the cliffs of the Broken Rock Mountain range.

It’s about 2.2km to complete both short walks, if you have limited time it’s worth doing the longer of the two walks.

Getting to McMahons Point Lookout

Both of the lookouts at McMahons Point start from the carpark at the end of Kings Tableland Road, which is accessed from the Great Western Highway at Wentworth Falls. Turn onto Tableland Road, which after passing though a residential area and the historic Queen Victoria Hospital, continues as an unsealed road for about 20km. It’s generally suitable for 2WD vehicles, unless the road is very wet or has been damaged by storms.

Other things to see Kings Tableland Road

There are not many easily accessible lookouts or bushwalks along the Kings Tableland Road, although it’s worth stopping at Battleship Tops and Sunset Rock Lookout. A longer bushwalk to Lions Head also provides some great views.

Sunset Rock at Kings Tableland

Sunset Rock

A very short walk, near the the start of Kings Tableland Road (it’s actually off Kedumba Valley Road). The trail leads to a lesser-known lookout, which provides great views over the Jamison Valley. Combine this with McMahons Point for two very different perspectives.

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Lions Head bushwalk

A lesser-known trail along the Kings Tableland Road, this bushwalking track is fairly distinct – but it’s not signposted. It follows the top of a ridge to Lions Head, offering some spectacular views over the Kedumba Valley.

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Andersons Trail

This very long firetrail (just under 12km in length) is closed to cars, but provides a bushwalking and mountain biking route to the Ingar campsite and pool (14km one-way) and Murphys Glen campsite (15km one-way)

Harris Hill

Harris Hill

There’s no track to the top of Harris Hill, a rocky outcrop with an old trig station above Kings Tableland Road. A short-ish off-track scramble provides one of the best views in the area – but allow a bit of time and make sure you have a map.

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Battleship Tops

A signposted site on Kings Tableland, Battleship Tops is known for it’s unusual rock formations – one of them resembling the bow of a warship. It’s also an Aboriginal rock art site, with traces of red ochre figures visible on one of the rock faces..

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Waratah Trig

Opposite Battleship Tops is an old trig station, now mostly destroyed, on the top of a rock platform. A relatively easy scramble (from the western end) provides some great views.

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