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Crackneck Point lookout

Wyrrabalong National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Crackneck Point lookout.

Getting there and parking

Crackneck Point lookout is in the southern section of Wyrrabalong National Park.

To get there from Bateau Bay:

  • Take Bateau Bay Road for about 500m
  • Turn right onto Burrawong Street
  • Take the first right to Hilltop Street and follow it to Crackneck Point at the end

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There's a bitumen carpark at the lookout with 3 accessible parking spots. There's also mini bus parking that will fit a 22-seater mini bus.

Coaches or buses larger than a 22-seater mini bus can't access or park at this lookout. To prevent unsafe traffic conditions, don't try to access this area with these vehicles.

Best times to visit

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


A spring visit allows you to see gorgeous wildflower displays as you walk through the park.


It's summertime and the water's great – visit to surf, swim or snorkel in the park's superb beaches and it's a great time of year to fish for prawns and blue swimmer crabs at Tuggerah Lake.


Head to Wyrrabalong or Crackneck Point lookouts – these high headlands are perfect posts for watching whales on their northern migration.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


20°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



There are no rubbish bins at this lookout, please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Picnic tables

There are 5 accessible picnic tables at the lookout that you can reach via a concrete path:

  • The 2 picnic tables at the top tier of the lookout are set on concrete slabs.
  • The 3 picnic tables at the lower tier of the lookout are set in decomposed granite.


Step-free access

The grassy lookout area is step-free. Sections of the lookout are sloped, with a maximum gradient of 1:20.

There's a concrete path from the carpark to the 3 tiers of the lookout. From the concrete path, you'll need to cross over grass and decomposed granite to reach the picnic tables and benches.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

  • There are 3 benches with backrests
  • There are 2 table seats 
  • There are 2 timber slab benches without backrests or armrests

All benches are set on concrete slabs. You'll need to cross over grass to reach them.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

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).


Disability access level - medium

The grassy lookout area and the carpark are step-free and there's a concrete path from the carpark ot the 3 tiers of the lookout. Some parts of the lookout are sloped, with a maximum gradient of 1:20.

The lookout has accessible facilities including:

  • 5 accessible picnic tables, 2 set on concrete slabs and 3 set on decomposed granite.
  • 3 benches with backrests, 2 table seats and 2 timber slab benches. You'll need to cross over grass to reach them.
  • 3 accessible parking spaces in the carpark.



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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