The Govetts Leap, near Blackheath, is one of the most breathtaking lookouts in the Blue Mountains and it offers spectacular views of the Grose Valley, surrounded by the huge sandstone cliffs. The valley is home to several rivers and creeks.
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Govetts Leap was named after William Govett, a painter and surveyor, and also the first European settler to have visited this area.
According to the sign at the lookout, he first discovered this beautiful spot almost two centuries ago, in June 1831.