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Crackneck Point lookout

Wyrrabalong National Park

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If you’re into whale watching, head to Crackneck Point lookout on the Central Coast. With easy parking and accessible picnic spots, it’s a great day-trip destination with spectacular views over The Entrance and Shelly Beach.

Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to whale watch
  • You can easily access The Coast walking track from this lookout

Uncover the secret of local whale watchers and surfers at Crackneck Point lookout. Make a beeline for this atmospheric lookout between May and August and you may just be rewarded with views of whales swimming past on their northern migration, and surfers can check out wave conditions.

Crackneck Point lookout is a fantastic place for a photo stop or picnic at any time of year. Spread out a rug on the grass, relax on one of the benches or set up at the accessible picnic tables. You’ll be surrounded by panoramic views of Shelly Beach, which continue along the Central Coast past Norah Head, Tuggerah Lake and The Entrance. It’s a popular spot for hang gliding, so look up to the sky to see them drifting through the air.

If you’re feeling energetic after a picnic lunch, why not take a short walk along The Coast walking track? The track stretches north for about 2km to Bateau Bay Beach picnic area, or south to Forresters Beach, about 1.5km away.

Take a virtual tour of Crackneck Point lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.