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Jacks lookout

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Jacks lookout in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, near Thredbo, offers scenic views of the Snowy River valley and Snowy River.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note

There is limited mobile reception in this park.

Jacks lookout, in the Lower Snowy Mountains region of Kosciuszko National Park, a scenic drive from Jindabyne, offers superb views across the southern Australian Alps. Located south of Jindabyne's Snowy Region Visitor Centre, this spectacular lookout is a perfect stop on a driving tour of the remote southern regions of the park.

It’s a gorgeous spot at any time of year, but is particularly striking on clear winter days when a bright blue sky makes the perfect backdrop to the surrounding peaks. It’s a perfect panorama fringed with towering eucalypts and cypress pines. In spring, the coloured wattles that bloom here are a delight to see.

There’s plenty of interesting wildlife to spot around this area too, so keep your eyes open for kangaroos, wallabies and emus during the day and wombats and quolls at night. If you’re keen to pitch your tent, it’s a short drive to Running Waters campground.

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.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Jacks lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer