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Govetts Leap from Base

ABOUT:A sheer 540ft drop, the biggest in the Blue Mountains (only about 80ft short of Yosemite’s Bridal Veil in California – often seen in famous shots taken from Discovery View). The falls trickle most of the year round but in spring it is a powerful sight or after a big downpour (at least a days worth). Although you can see it from the cliff tops and Govetts Leap car park view, a short 15 min walk will get you midway down for dramatic shots looking up and down or 25-30mins and you can stand beneath them.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: An ultra wide to capture a close up view on the trail, or standard 50mm type lenses to capture it from Govetts or to the left of it on the trail to Evans lookout. A tripod to blur the water of course, and clothes to wipe spray from the sometimes wet walk down.

GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: From the main Govetts Leap car park take the track to the left that winds down in front of the main platform, past two lower lookouts and then on to the falls.