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Raspberry lookout

Gibraltar Range National Park

Overview

This well-positioned lookout has been used for centuries, and offers tremendous views over the Bindery-Mann wilderness, with birdwatching and picnic opportunities close by.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Gibraltar Range National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free.

Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable and the park is in a remote area; please ensure you are well prepared for your visit and advise a friend or family member of your plans.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Named after a spur used by Aboriginals and stockmen in their descent to Mann River, this lookout offers a spectacular survey point for the entire Bindery-Mann Wilderness Area. You can see the challenging slopes and ridges once traversed by early graziers and miners. Sometimes mist rolls in, creating a dazzling scene of ghostly hollows and quiet rainforest down below.

This is a terrific spot for birdwatching: you might even glimpse a wedge-tailed eagle soaring on updrafts created by coastal sea breezes as they push onto the tablelands. Eastern whip birds with their distinctive whip-crack call can also be heard, though watch out for lyrebirds with their unrivalled knack for mimicry.

Bring a picnic lunch and take advantage of the nearby tables, setting down to enjoy the view and the blooming guinea flowers. Whilst early morning and dusk sees wallabies feeding along the road to the lookout.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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

Park info

  • in Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Glen Innes
      (02) 6739 0700
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6739 0750
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Raspberry Lookout, Gibraltar Range National Park. Photo: seenaustralia.com.au