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The Lookdown lookout

Bungonia National Park

Overview

It’s an easy walk from the carpark at the end of Lookdown Road to Bungonia lookdown, which offers superb scenic views into Bungonia Creek Gorge and beyond.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Bungonia National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water
Please note
  • When you enter the park, register your intention at the park office visitor register
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please be well-prepared for your visit.

The word ‘lookdown’ sounds quaint and old-fashioned because its origins are in the late 1800s, back when ladies wore layers of petticoats and gentlemen their three-piece suits for a day out in the bush.

The Lookdown lookout is perched on the edge of the plateau above the Bungonia Slot Canyon. It’s an easy 50m stroll from the carpark to this breathtaking view into Bungonia Creek Gorge and across to Ettrema Wilderness area in Morton National Park.

Spectacular grass trees grow in this area and throughout the park. Their growth rate is around 1cm each year. How many can you spot near the lookdown that were already growing here before the park was first protected as a water reserve in 1872? Also, take a walk along the Molly O’Neill nature track and listen out for a particular lyrebird that lives nearby with its impressive talent for bird and animal calls.

Take a virtual tour of The Lookdown lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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

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Lookdown Lookout, Bungonia National Park. Photo: Audrey Kutzner/NSW Government