Flat Rock lookout
Coorabakh National Park
Flat Rock lookout offers scenic views over the Coxcomb, Goonook and Killabakh nature reserves, as well as great picnicking and birdwatching opportunities.
- Opening times
Flat Rock lookout is always open but may have to close at times due to flood events, poor weather or fire danger.
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Flat Rock lookout has a tricky name. There’s nothing flat about the 500m drop, though the sheer sides of the escarpment offer some of the most scenic views in the region. This beautiful rock formation is the remnant of a vast volcano that once dominated Comboyne Plateau to the west.
A small fenced viewing platform opens out over sweeping plains. On clear days, the Coxcomb, Goonook and Killabakh nature reserves are visible far into the distance, laid out like a green and yellow patchwork of dense blackbutt forests and grassy fields. Be sure to bring binoculars and a camera too – birds of prey are known to nest in the cliffs, with peregrine falcons and wedge-tailed eagles sometimes circling overhead, making this a great spot for birdwatching.
To extend a visit, take advantage of the nearby tables and turn Flat Rock lookout into a dramatic place to picnic, perhaps using the view to mull the rest of your day and the natural bounty of Coorabakh National Park.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Taree office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6552 4097
- 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW 2430
- in Coorabakh National Park in the North Coast region
Coorabakh National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.