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Kanangra-Boyd lookout

Kanangra-Boyd National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Kanangra-Boyd lookout.

Getting there and parking

Kanangra-Boyd lookout is in the Kanangra Walls precinct of Kanangra-Boyd National Park. To get there:

  • From Oberon: Turn off the main street onto Ross Street at the National Australia Bank, then follow the signs to Jenolan Caves and Kanangra-Boyd National Park. A pleasant 25-minute drive through high country grazing land and pine plantations will take you to the park entrance. Follow this road to Kanangra Walls car park, allowing another hour from the entrance to reach the carpark. Allow a further 45 minutes to reach the lookout via a gravel road.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available, including several designated disabled spots.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


A beautiful time of year to enjoy hiking and mountain biking; the temperature isn't too hot. The Kanangra Classic, a weekend of outdoor adventure, takes place at Jensens Farm near Boyd River Campground in October. The event includes mountain bike enduros, a social ride and an ultramarathon.


Take the family camping in the mountains. This is best time of year for canyoning, as well as spotting some of the park's wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and lyrebirds.


With cold temperatures during these months, including the possibility of snow, it's best to walk and mountain bike as part of a day trip. You'll be rewarded with the yellow Kanangra wattle beginning to bloom in late winter.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


10°C and 23°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


-2ºC and 10ºC

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



You'll need to bring your own drinking water.

Picnic tables


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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 - easy

  • People with mobility restrictions and those who use wheelchairs can still gain a good view of Kanangra Walls by parking at the carpark, travelling 500m down Lookout walking track, and stopping at the top of the stairs to admire the surrounds.
  • The viewing platform for the lookout is not wheelchair accessible as it's located at the bottom of a set of stairs.
  • Please take care as this is an unfenced area.



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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