Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW

A walk near Springwood in the Lower Blue Mountains taking in three lookouts above Glenbrook Creek, and involving a couple of steep climbs.

Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW

A short walk with lots of climbing, starting up high at Martins Lookout, dropping down steeply to Glenbrook Creek, and ending up high again at Bunya Lookout and later Lost World Lookout. The views are good if not mega, and there’s a few interesting rocks and plants along the way. A good option in the lower mountains for half a day’s walking with some decent climbing (about 500m of ascent/descent all up).

 Track notes at the end.

Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout: The Scenery

Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
Looking across to the turnaround point from the start of the walk. Some telephoto used here to show the small white cross on the right hand side, a memorial to a man who lost his life trying to save someone from drowning near Wollongong in 1953. There’s a small plaque about it at Martins Lookout.
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
Climbing up from Glenbrook Creek.
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
Bunya Lookout.
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
The view at Bunya Lookout.
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
The view up Glenbrook Creek from Bunya Lookout.
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
The memorial at Lost World Lookout.

Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW

Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
A panorama looking over Glenbrook Creek. 
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
A steep descent back down to Glenbrook Creek.
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
These grasses were nice.
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
We had just a little look down Glenbrook Creek.
Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
On the way back up to Martins Lookout.

Martins Lookout to Lost World Lookout, Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW

Track Notes

We used track notes in Best Bush Walks of the Blue Mountains. There’s also notes on Wildwalks.

Starting at Martins Lookout, you head down to Glenbrook Creek; near the bottom follow the signs for the Kings Link Route, and then cross the creek. The track soon climbs up the hillside, topping out near Bunya Lookout, and then a flat and easy walk west (with one right turn at an obvious junction) eventually takes you to Lost World Lookout. At Lost World Lookout is a white memorial cross that you can just see from Martins Lookout. You return the same way.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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