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Macintyre Falls lookout

Kwiambal National Park

Overview

Adjacent to a well-equipped picnic area, Macintyre Falls lookout offers scenic views over the river, with nearby swimming, hiking and fishing opportunities.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Kwiambal National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extremely cold during winter and unpredictable. Please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park

Just a short drive from Lemon Tree Flat campground is Macintyre Falls picnic area, with tables and barbecues offering an ideal place to settle down for lunch in the shade of white cypress pines. Before you do though, follow a 200 metre trail to Macintyre Falls lookout, with great views and birdwatching over the high, scenic gorge and rushing waterfall.

While it’s tempting to linger here, there are plenty of other attractions in the surrounding area to compete for your attention. Steps and a boardwalk have been built right down to the river (600m), where a plunge pool provides a terrific swimming spot surrounded by nature. At a small adjacent beach you can also swim under the towering cliff on the Macintyre’s northern bank.

Bring a fishing rod too: Murray cod, catfish, and golden perch are plentiful in the water. Be sure to mind the slippery rocks though.

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 Kwiambal National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Kwiambal National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Tenterfield
      (02) 6736 4298
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 10 Miles Street, Tenterfield NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6736 4301
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Macintyre Falls, Kwiambal National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk/NSW Government