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Point lookout walking track

New England National Park

Overview

It only takes 20 minutes to negotiate the easy Point lookout walking track, but the views from this sealed track, within New England National Park, are truly stunning.

Where
New England National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Distance
0.5km loop
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade
Grade 1
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Please note
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • There is limited reception in this park – Point lookout offers the best reception in the park.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Everyone who visits New England National Park should ensure they take a stroll around Point lookout walking track, located 1500m above sea level at the edge of the Great Escarpment. On a clear day, a 180-degree panorama takes in this World Heritage Area right out to Pacific Ocean, 70 kilometres away.

The bushland surrounding the 500m track is dominated by spectacular snow gums, but in summer cast your eyes down into the rainforest valleys to spot the bright red flowers of the flame trees.

As you’re enjoying the view at the lookouts along the way, watch for spine-tailed swifts soaring on the air currents and hunting for flying insects. Grey goshawk can also be seen hovering and seeking out larger prey – listen for their distinctive screeching.

The initial section of Point lookout circuit – about 100m to the first lookout – is flat and easily accessed by those in a wheelchair or with mobility issues.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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

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Point lookout walking track, New England National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk