At 30 kilometres wide, the Capertee Valley is purportedly the world's second largest canyon. One kilometre wider than the Grand Canyon but only about half as deep.
At 907 metres high, Pearsons Lookout rises 627 meters from the lowest part of the valley floor.
Surrounded by the wonders of World Heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee Valley is the world's widest enclosed canyon. Capertee Valley is one kilometre wider than the Grand Canyon but not quite as deep.
The valley and nearby village of Capertee form part of the traditional lands of Wiradjuri nation and take their name from the Capiti band, who lived in the valley.
The valley is rich with history of pastoral settlement which commenced soon after the European explorer James Blackman traversed the area on his way to the Mudgee area in 1821. The valley later became renowned for producing quality wool.
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In common with settlement stories from elsewhere, contract between the Wiradjuri and settlers sometimes led to conflict and there are documented reports of a number of killings and a massacre of Wiradjuri in the 1820's.