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Doug Sky lookout

Mount Kaputar National Park

Overview

Doug Sky lookout in Mount Kaputar National Park offers scenic views over north-west NSW and Warrumbungles.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Mount Kaputar National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Opening times

Doug Sky lookout is always open, but may need to close at times during snow/ice events.

What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
  • There is a ramp to the viewing platform suitable for wheelchairs, but no designated disabled parking at this attraction.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well prepared for your visit.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

Located halfway up Mount Kaputar, Doug Sky lookout provides the best seat in the house for sightseeing. One glimpse of this sweeping vista and you’ll understand why the area is known as Big Sky Country. Come and view the ever-changing landscapes of north-west NSW.

From the subalpine surrounds of the viewing platform, you’ll enjoy scenic views of Euglah Rock and the foothills of the Nandewar Range. On a clear day, you can look beyond the enormous expanse of Pilliga Scrub – reported as the home of the Pilliga Yowie – to the majestic Warrumbungles on the horizon.

Named for the man who oversaw construction of the winding road up Mount Kaputar, Doug Sky lookout is the ideal spot for landscape photography. It’s also a great place to stop and stretch your legs if you’re driving up the mountain.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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