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Bundella lookout

Coolah Tops National Park

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Overview

Bundella lookout offers vast panoramic views across plains and mountains, near Coolah. Enjoy a scenic picnic before exploring the walks, wildlife and waterfalls in Coolah Tops National Park.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Coolah Tops National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Easy
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, suitable clothing, sturdy shoes, first aid kit, hat, sunscreen, snacks
Please note
  • Please take care as Bundella lookout is unfenced. Stay back from cliff edges at all times and ensure children are supervised.
  • Temperatures in Coolah Tops are about 5 degrees cooler than valleys below, bring appropriate clothing.

Perched atop a lofty outcrop, Bundella lookout is a magical place for nature lovers. From the carpark at the end of Pinnacle Road it’s an easy 160m stroll through mountain gum and stringybark forest to the grassy area at the lookout. 

Spread out a picnic, paint a picture, or practise yoga surrounded by the sounds of nature. You’ll want to come back again, as the light offers ever-changing views of the Liverpool Plains, farmland, and Warrumbungle Range stretching as far as Mount Kaputar, on the horizon.

Visit at sunset for close encounters with wombats and swamp wallabies. Bring a torch to spot greater gliders and feather tailed gliders moving among the treetops at nightfall.

For a different view, the easy 1.6km return walk to Pinnacle lookout starts from the carpark. If you’re feeling energetic, explore by mountain bike, or hike Bundella track along the escarpment, around 6.6km one-way.  

There are plenty of options if you’d like to linger longer for more Coolah Tops adventures. Set up camp at the tranquil forest retreat of The Barracks campground or stay at Coxs Creek campground to discover the magnificent waterfalls nearby.  

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • Views across the Warrumbungle Range from Pinnacle lookout, Coolah Tops National Park, near Coolah. Photo: Leah Pippos © DPIE

    Pinnacle lookout

    Pinnacle lookout is a scenic spot in Coolah Tops National Park, near Coolah. A short drive from The Barracks campground, it offers sweeping views across the Liverpool Plains and Warrumbungle Range.

  • Coxs Creek campground, Coolah Tops National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbins/NSW Government

    Coxs Creek campground

    Coxs Creek campground is a peaceful camping area nestled among tall eucalypts, with birdwatching opportunities and nearby walking and mountain bike trails to explore.

  • The Barracks campground, Coolah Tops National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/NSW Government

    The Barracks campground

    The Barracks campground is a secluded camping area, great for small groups looking for a tranquil place to come back to after a day of walking or mountain biking.

 

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  • in Coolah Tops National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.

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