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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 minibus parking.

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



Picnic tables

There are 3 accessible picnic tables at the lookout that you can reach via a concrete path. All the picnic tables are set on concrete slabs and surrounded by gravel.


Step-free access

The grassy lookout area surrounds the carpark and is step-free. Sections of the lookout are sloped, with a maximum gradient of 1:14.

There's a concrete path from the carpark to the 3 accessible picnic tables, where you can enjoy the view.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

  • There are 3 benches set on concrete slabs at the lookout. You'll need to cross over hard-packed gravel to reach them. 
  • There are also 2 table seats at the picnic area that are surrounded by grass.

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.
  • Some parts of the lookout are sloped, with a maximum gradient of 1:14.
  • There's a concrete path from the carpark to the lookout
  • There are 3 accessible picnic tables set on concrete slabs at the lookout. You can reach them via the concrete path.
  • There are 3 bench seats at the lookout that you'll need to cross over gravel to reach.
  • There are 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.

Crackneck Point lookout

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