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Careys Peak lookout

Barrington Tops National Park

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Walk-in Careys Peak lookout offers scenic mountain views and picnicking for experienced walkers in World Heritage Barrington Tops National Park.

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Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
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Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 to May 31. Temporary closures may occur during this period due to weather conditions. Check alerts for current closures.

You’ll feel on top of the world gazing across the rugged gorges and dramatic mountain ranges of Barrington Tops National Park from Careys Peak lookout. At 1,544m, this walk-in lookout is one of the highest points in the park and a popular destination for bushwalkers, via Careys Peak walking track.

From the summit, you’ll be standing on the edge of the plateau, surrounded by World Heritage-listed wilderness. Notice how the steep ridges run south like the fingers of an outstretched hand. On a clear day, you can see from the Blue Mountains across to the Stockton sand dunes near Newcastle.

Enjoy a well-earned picnic stop, with a spectacular backdrop, before heading back by walking track to Mount Barrington. If you want to make a weekend of it, it’s a medium walk to Wombat Creek campground or Black Swamp campground for a high-altitude evening beneath the stars.

Take a virtual tour of Careys Peak lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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