Blue Mountains interpretation plan

Blue Mountains interpretation plan

The Blue Mountains interpretation plan included concept designs and plans for the following selected sites in the World Heritage Area:

  • Grand Cliff Top Walk – Wentworth Falls to Katoomba. A new signature two-day bushwalking experience in the Blue Mountains National Park
  • Govetts Leap lookout – Blackheath. A main visitor precinct with recent upgrades
  • Evans lookout – Blackheath. A main visitor precinct with recent upgrades
  • Conservation Hut – Wentworth Falls. A main visitor precinct with recent upgrades
  • Narrowneck peninsula – Katoomba. An emerging visitor site.

It is a key document that investigates and presents opportunities to enhance visitor experiences at these key sites. Research, analysis, design and recommendations on how to best deliver engaging interpretation were essential in delivering the plan.

Key objectives

  • enhance visitor enjoyment
  • inspire and excite interaction with the landscape
  • increase Aboriginal experience and learning opportunities
  • integrate sustainability principles into the design and delivery of interpretation
  • provide integrated immersive experiences across the Upper Blue Mountains Area

The project

NPWS received funding to undertake upgrade works to these high visitation precincts and included infrastructure upgrade works, and the delivery of engaging interpretation to enhance the overall visitor experience at major visitor precincts in the Blue Mountains National Park.

As of May 2024, most of the infrastructure upgrade is now complete with The Grand Cliff Top Walk being officially launched on 24/3/24 by NSW NPWS and Blue Mountains City Council. It connects the charming towns of Wentworth Falls and Katoomba.

Client: The New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry & Environment.
October 2021 – February 2024

Map & information signs gallery, NPWS
Trackside signs, Bald Rock National Park