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Kanangra-Boyd lookout

Kanangra-Boyd National Park

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Overview

Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

You can see for miles at Kanangra-Boyd lookout, an easily accessible viewpoint overlooking Kanangra Walls and Mount Cloudmaker.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Opening times

Kanangra-Boyd lookout is always open.

What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Wombats frequent these roads, so please be careful while driving.

Bring your camera when you visit Kanangra-Boyd lookout. It offers unparalleled views across one of Australia’s most spectacular landscapes; Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

The unfenced lookout is a 10 minute walk down a wheelchair-accessible track from the Kanangra Walls carpark. Stop at the top of the steps and peer out over Kanangra Deep to Kanangra Walls, and in the distance, Mount Cloudmaker, which is often circled by mist. Or continue on down a short set of steps to the lookout platform for an even better view.

Remember to look up too; if you adjust your gaze skywards you may see some soaring wedge-tail eagles. On the trail to the lookout, there’s a revegetation area abundant with silver banksia, bright red mountain devils and white flowering hakeas. During spring, peer into the undergrowth where you might see the antechinus, a small, rodent-like marsupial. They breed from November to January.

Take a virtual tour of Kanangra-Boyd lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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