Glenbrook, Nepean Lookout is a short and easy track that leads to the unfenced lookout where you can gaze down the steep tree-lined gorge on your left and Nepean River on the right. Admire the majestic angophoras, with the striking salmon-coloured bark that grows nearby. Spring is a fabulous time to visit as the surrounding heath bursts with colour and fragrance. This is a birdwatcher’s hot spot, with silvereyes, thornbills and striated pardalotes often seen flitting among the trees. Nepean River walking track is 1.8 km, easy track. The walk is a good introduction to the various canopy vegetation layers of the mountain with mountain grass clearing, narrow canyons and the accompanying ferns and mosses where sheer walls trap moisture creating a temperate rainforest effect. The track descends into the Fairlight Gorge where light and shadow on the river are a great place for keen photographers. In spring wildflowers provide scent and colour. Perhaps a picnic by the river before returning on the same track back to the carpark.
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