67.Evans Lookout:

67.Evans Lookout:

Location: At terminus of Evans Lookout Road about 5km east of Great Western Highway.

Altitude, Lat/Long: 949m AHD;-33.6465,150.3253;

Time required at site: 1 hr

Relevance to Cox’s Road: This Lookout is not named after George Evans the explorer-surveyor but after a local identity. The lookout offers superb views to the more adventurous Cox’s Road traveller. At this site too we can contemplate the many attempts by early colonialists to penetrate these mysterious mountains. From here, 8.5km NE can be seen Mount Hay, the proposed destination of William Dawes’ 1789 expedition, the first know attempt to penetrate the Blue Mountains, but alas only reaching Mount Twiss on Dawes Ridge, a further 9km eastwards, the view of this small hill blocked by Flat Top directly to the east of the lookout.

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