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Barnetts lookout

Berowra Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Barnetts lookout.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Bernetts lookout is in the Berowra Heights precinct of Berowra Valley National Park. To get there:

    • From Hornsby, take the Pacific Highway north
    • At Berowra Heights, turn left onto Berowra Waters Road
    • Turn left onto Barnetts Road and the carpark is located at the end of Barnetts Road
    • It is a short walk to the lookout.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available for Barnetts lookout.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Berowra Valley National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    Enjoy the spring wildflowers and take on the challenge of the Great North walk before the weather gets too warm

    Summer

    Swim in Berowra creek in the warmer months - remember safety precautions around waterways

    Winter

    Winter is generally great for bushwalking in the Sydney region but bring warm gear if youre camping - nights can be cold in the bush

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded

    43.1°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    253mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - easy

    This area is fully wheelchair accessible with a short concrete path from the carpark to the lookout

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Barnetts lookout

    Operated by

    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
    • 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • 02 9472 8949
    • 688 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW 2079

    Park info

    • in Berowra Valley National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
      • Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
      • Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year
      • Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise
    View of Berowra Valley creek. Photo: John Yurasek