Jilliby State Conservation Area
All the practical information you need to know about Muirs lookout.
Getting there and parking
Muirs lookout is in the eastern precinct of Jilliby State Conservation Area. To get there:
From the F3 expressway:
- Take the Cooranbong/Morisset exit to Freemans Drive and turn left at the roundabout.
- Follow Freemans Drive west to Cooranbong
- Turn left onto Martinsville Road then left onto Wattagan Road – the uphill section becomes Martinsville Hill Road (unsealed).
- Proceed west to Watagan Forest Road then turn left and follow Watagan Forest Road to Prickly Ridge Road
- Turn left, heading east to the lookout about 3km along.
Alternative Route (4WD preferred):
- From the F3 expressway take the Cooranbong/Morisset exit ramp.
- Follow Mandalong Road west to Tobins Road then turn right onto Prickly Ridge Road
- Follow uphill to Muirs lookout
Note: Prickly Ridge Road is subject to road closures due to wet weather and vehicle damage.
Check the weather before you set out as Prickly Ridge Road to Muirs lookout can become boggy when it rains. The roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed and accessible by 4WD only.
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
- Dry weather only
Parking is available at the adjacent carpark, a short walk from the attraction.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Jilliby State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.
Cooler months are a great time to jump in your 4WD and go for a car touring adventure to enjoy the forests in all their autumn glory.
Spring is a perfect time to enjoy long bushwalks, bike rides and horseback rides through the parks many trails.
When the weather is too hot to work up a sweat, enjoy a picnic in the beautiful picnic areas at Muirs lookout and Stoney Ridge.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 27°C
7°C and 17°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
- Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.