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Cape Hawke lookout

Booti Booti National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cape Hawke lookout.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Cape Hawke lookout is in the northern precinct of Booti Booti National Park. To get there:

    • From Forster, drive south along The Lakes Way for approximately five minutes
    • Turn left into Cape Hawke Drive
    • Follow signs to Cape Hawke lookout

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at Cape Hawke lookout including designated bus parking. It can be a busy place on the weekend, when parking might be limited.

    Best times to visit

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

    Spring

    See the park's magnificent wildflower displays as they bloom across the heathlands.

    Summer

    Swim at the seasonally patrolled Elizabeth Beach or kayak in Wallis Lake, whilst staying at the nearby Ruins campground.

    Winter

    Visit Cape Hawke lookout to watch whales migrating off the coast.

    Facilities

    Carpark

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    In a natural environment there is sometimes no escape from pests including mosquitoes, ticks and insects. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing to prevent bites, spray clothing and exposed skin with an insect repellent and reapply as directed.

    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).

    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.

    Cape Hawke lookout

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    Park info

    • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
    • Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Park entry fees:

      $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

      Buy annual pass
    Aerial view of beachside The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE