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Holmes lookout

Clyde River National Park


Get a wonderful bird’s-eye view of Clyde River and scenic views of the district at Holmes lookout, a popular picnic spot that’s perfect for a birdwatching day trip.

Clyde River National Park
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Sitting up high on the ridge line, Holmes lookout offers spectacular scenic views looking out over mighty Clyde River as it winds its way towards the sparkling blue of the Pacific Ocean.

You’ll see Batemans Bay to the southeast and glimpses of the beautiful Budawang Ranges to the northwest. Breathe deeply and take in the fresh air and smells of the Aussie bush.

Pack a picnic, sit back and enjoy the views with a hot cuppa and a gourmet feast. It’s only a short drive from Batemans Bay, so you can do a whole day trip or just watch the sunset, then head back to town in time for dinner.

Set among the beautiful tall gums, it’s also a fantastic spot for birdwatching, particularly early morning and late afternoon. Look out for vibrantly coloured parrots and laughing kookaburras in the branches above. You’ll also see honeyeaters, treecreepers, yellow robin and eastern spinebills.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Clyde River National Park in the South Coast region
  • Clyde River National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Ulladulla
      (02) 4454 9500
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • Blackburn Industrial Estate, Lot 9 Coller Road, Ulladulla NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4455 1850
    • Nowra
      (02) 4423 2170
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 55 Graham Street, Nowra NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4422 7041
See more visitor info
Holmes lookout hero, Clyde River National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd.