The Botting Lookout, Blue Mountains was named after Walter Botting, a Blue Mountains City Council Ranger from 1913 until 1953. He was an early ‘Track Maker’, involved in many projects, including clearing a track through the rubble left by the 1931 Katoomba Landslide.
Botting’s Lookout has excellent views over The Landslide, to The Three Sisters and across to Mt Solitary, the Ruined Castle and Castle Head.
To access Botting Lookout travel out along Narrow Neck (Glenraphael Drive) until you get to thecarkpark for the Golden Stairs. Head down the track to the Golden Stairs and walk about 200m down the track.
This isn’t suitable for wheelchairs or anyone who has difficulties with steep walking tracks.
Located less than two hours drive west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains National Park is one Australia’s iconic wildernesses. An area ten times older than the Grand Canyon, the Greater Blue Mountains region was World Heritage listed in 2000, in recognition of its geographic and cultural importance.
The Blue Mountains National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 267,954-hectare (662,130-acre) national park is situated approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Sydney, and the park boundary is quite irregular as it is broken up by roads, urban areas and inholdings. Despite the name ‘mountains’, the area is an uplifted plateau, dissected by a number of larger rivers. The highest point in the park is Mount Werong at 1,215 metres (3,986 ft) above sea level; while the low point is on the Nepean River at 20 metres (66 ft) above sea level as it leaves the park.
The national park is one of the eight protected areas that, in 2000, was inscribed to form part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. The Blue Mountains National Park is the most central of the eight protected areas within the World Heritage Site and it forms part of the Great Dividing Range. The park is also listed on the Australian Heritage Register and the overall complex of Blue Mountains regional walking tracks is listed on the State Heritage Register.
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