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Jacks lookout

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jacks lookout.

Getting there and parking

Jacks lookout is in the southern (Lower Snowy Mountains) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • From Snowy Region Visitor Centre, in Jindabyne, drive 1.5km to the Barry Way turn-off.
  • Turn left on Barry Way and continue for 60km south
  • Jacks lookout is on the left, just off Barry Way.

Road quality

  • For most of its length, Barry Way is unsealed. It’s steep, narrow and winding. Watch for minor rock falls and potholes - especially after rain.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Jacks lookout can become boggy when it rains

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


Parking is available at Jacks lookout.


Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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

  • Assistance may be required to access this area, as there’s a gravel path to the lookout.


Gathering firewood


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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Jacks lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/DPIE