Burrabarroo Lookout has spectacular views of the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. The lookout features breathtaking vistas of the Jamison Valley.
Getting to the lookout
Here: https://w3w.co/socialists.lineage.sealed The lookout is an 80m sidetrack off Prince Henry Cliff Walk. The track starts near O’Brien Ave, Katoomba and is well signposted. It can be accessed by car or on foot and takes approximately 5 minutes to reach from Carrington Ave, Katoomba. From here visitors have views across Jamison Valley towards Little Switzerland Drive and Leura Mall, as well as further west to Mt Solitary and Mt Evans beyond.
What can you see from the lookout?
From Burrabarroo Lookout, you can see down into Katoomba and get a spectacular view of Three Sisters and Mount Solitary. It is also possible to see across to Wentworth Falls, Blackheath and up towards Mount Wilson. Many people don’t know about Burrabarroo Lookout as it is one of those un-advertised places in the area. Also because it can be hard to find because its location isn’t well known.
The History behind the lookout
The original name for Burrabarboo was ‘Brigalow’ from an early settler. After his death, his estate was subdivided and a new road built. The track over Brigalow Hill then became known as Carrington Avenue after Mr Carrington’s property which then was subdivided and sold off in 1947/8. To avoid confusion with another hill further east on Castlereagh Street (named Brigalow Hill), it was renamed Burrabarboo.
Where did its name come from
It is an Aboriginal name for ‘very large stones’ or ‘big feller stone.” An application for the name was instigated by William Faris Blakely, employed by the Botanical Gardens, Sydney. It was approved by Blue Mountains Shire Council. Officially named as part of the opening of the first section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk by Eric Sydney Spooner, Minister for Local Government, on Saturday 20 October 1934. Ref: The Katoomba Daily, 23 October 1934, p. 2. K 515 653. (Source Blue mountains Encylpedia)
How to get there
To get to Burrabaroo Lookout, you’ll need to travel past Jamison Lookout and make a quick sidetrack off Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There are plenty of maps available if you want more information on how to find it. The climb itself is only 20 minutes from top to bottom, with incredibly well-maintained steps and handrails. If you’re tired, there are always several benches for you to take a break on.