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Pointer Gap lookout

Morton National Park

Overview

A short, easy walk to Pointer Gap lookout in Morton National Park offers scenic South Coast views with wildflowers and birdwatching opportunities, near Yatte Yattah.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Morton National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

With spectacular sweeping views along NSW South Coast, Pointer Gap lookout is perched atop the escarpment in the eastern region of Morton National Park, near Yatte Yattah on Princes Highway. Offering a pretty picnic area with visual delights including birdwatching and wildflowers, it’s an ideal stopover on a driving tour of the region any time of year.

A short and easy walk leads to the lookout where you’ll catch the fresh coastal breezes as you gaze from Sussex Inlet to Bawley Point, near Milton. The surrounding heathland erupts with vibrant blooms in spring. It’s a great spot to see both the pink and white flowering tea tree as well as pink boronia; known as the native rose.

The flowers attract abundant birdlife, so bring your binoculars for a chance to see nectar-loving honeyeaters. Enjoy a leisurely lunch or barbecue at the tables provided, while you take in the sights.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
      (02) 4887 7270
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Morton National Park, Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
    • Fax: (02) 4887 7203
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Pointer Gap lookout, Morton National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk