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Checks lookout

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Checks lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, along Chandler walking track. It’s a great spot to enjoy spectacular views of the waterfalls and gorges of the Chandler River.

After visiting Wollomombi Main Falls lookout, it’s worth walking a little further to reach Checks lookout. Though small in size, Checks lookout is big on views, allowing you to see into the depths of the Chandler River gorge below.

Amongst the ravines you'll also see dark green patches of forest. These pockets of dry rainforest provide crucial habitat for the diverse wildlife of the Macleay Gorge system.


  • 2 people view Wollomombi Falls from the wheelchair-accessible lookout platform in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Leah Pippos © DPIE

    Wollomombi Falls picnic area

    Stop for a break at Wollomombi Falls picnic area in World Heritage wilderness in New England, for breathtaking scenic views of waterfalls and gorge country.

  • View from Chandler walk, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo © Rob Cleary

    Chandler walking track

    The short yet steep Chandler walking track from Wollomombi Falls picnic area, near Armidale, offers excellent birdwatching and scenic views from Checks lookout.

  • Wollomombi Main Falls lookout. Photo: Josh Smith © DPE

    Wollomombi Main Falls lookout

    Wollomombi Main Falls lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Wollomombi Falls picnic area. It’s a fantastic spot to view waterfalls plunging into the gorge below.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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