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Scammells lookout

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Scammells lookout, 1000m above sea level, offers marvellous views of the rugged Western Fall of the Main Range, and makes a scenic picnic spot just off Alpine Way.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

There's no mobile reception at Scammells lookout.

Scammels lookout is located centrally within Kosciuszko National Park, making it the perfect spot to get your bearings within the largest park in NSW.

The 1000m high lookout offers outstanding scenic views over Western Fall wilderness and Main Range, including Mount Abbott, Mount Townsend, and Carruthers Peak. In winter and spring, these summits are snow-capped, creating a spectacular sight.

Remember to bring your binoculars if you enjoy birdwatching as there are gang gang cockatoos, crimson rosellas, king parrots and lyrebirds within the mountain gums surrounding the lookout. Keep an eye out around your feet as echidnas will even stroll across the clearing in search of termite mounds on the odd occasion.

Scammels lookout is just a short drive south of Khancoban Visitor Centre, along the Alpine Way, and offers picnic tables and toilets.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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

Park info

  • in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Khancoban area is open all year, but access along the Khancoban to Cabramurra Road is closed in winter (June to October long weekends).

  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out  more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Entry passes available from Khancoban Visitor Centre's 24-hour vending machines. 

    See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Khancoban Visitor Centre
      (02) 6076 9373
      (02) 6076 9382
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
    • Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban NSW 2642
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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Scammells lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer