Bundella lookout

Coolah Tops National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

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
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.

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/bundella-lookout/local-alerts

General enquiries

Park info

  • 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.

See more visitor info

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Bundella lookout is in the western area of Coolah Tops National Park. To get there from Coolah:

  • Take Coolah Creek Road towards Coolah Tops National Park
  • After around 19km turn right onto The Forest Road and follow the unsealed road 11km to the park entrance
  • Continue along The Forest Road another 6km then turn left onto The Pinnacle Road
  • Bundella lookout carpark is around 5km, at the end of the road
  • The lookout is reached via a short, 160m walk from the carpark.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Parking

Parking is available at the lookout.

Facilities

The nearest toilet facilities are located at The Barracks campground. There’s a picnic table and wood barbecue at the carpark.

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Please take extreme care walking around the rocky edges of this unfenced lookout. Stay back from cliff edges at all times and ensure children are supervised.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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 - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Generators, gathering firewood, and campfires in designated wood barbecue facilities are permitted at the carpark only. These are not permitted along the tracks or at the lookout.

Prohibited

Camping

Cycling

Horses

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Bundella lookout is in Coolah Tops National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Get active in the bush

Brackens Cottage in Coolah Tops National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin

Pack your hiking boots and your mountain bike and be ready to get active in the bush at Coolah Tops. There are plenty of great walking tracks and trails to experience the bush on your bike. Make your way to lookouts like Shepherd's Peak or Breeza lookout for spectacular views to the north over the Liverpool Plains and the sheer escarpment. You'll also find several waterfalls along the escarpment where the creeks plunge over the plateau edge.

Wildlife haven

Eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) on top of Bundella lookout, Coolah Tops National Park. Photo: Barry Collier

Looking out across the beautiful landscape of Coolah Tops National Park, it's obvious why you'll find so much wildlife here. Wander quietly along one of the walking tracks and you'll probably have a close encounter with red-necked wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos. You might also find a wombat waddling through the campground. Coolah Tops has some of the highest population densities of greater gliders in Australia. At night, keep your torch handy to see greater gliders, ring-tailed possums and possibly feather-tailed gliders or a sugar glider in the nearby trees.

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