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Newbys lookout

Coorabakh National Park

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

Getting there and parking

Newbys lookout is in the southern precinct of Coorabakh National Park. To get there:

  • From Coopernook and Moorland, take Forest Drive Road north.
  • Travel through Coopernook State Forest and follow signs to Coorabakh National Park
  • Turn left at Newbys Creek Road, and follow signs to Newbys lookout.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Newbys lookout can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


There are 2 small gravel carparks at the lookout.

Best times to visit

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


Several endangered plants flower in the park, creating beautiful displays of wildflowers near lookouts and along roadsides.


A perfect escape from the summer heat can be found in the subtropical rainforest around Starrs Creek, with its elevated boardwalk, and along the slightly more adventurous path to the cave at Newbys Creek.


Low rainfall and reasonable temperatures make winter a great time to take advantage of the several stunning lookouts around the park.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


17.2°C and 28.6°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6.5°C and 12.8°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Picnic tables

There's an accessible picnic table next to the information shelter at the base of the ramp to the lookout.

There's also a picnic table on a platform just before you reach the lookout. You can get to the picnic table via a short ramp.


Step-free access

There's step-free access from the carpark to the lookout via a wood boardwalk ramp. The ramp has handrails and a maximum gradient of 1:14.

There's also step-free access from the carpark to the information shelter near the lookout.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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

  • The lookout and surrounding area is step-free and mostly flat.
  • There's a wood boardwalk ramp from the small gravel carpark to the lookout.
  • There are 2 accessible picnic tables at the lookout that also serve as resting points. One picnic table is at the base of the lookout, next to the information shelter. The other is set on a platform near the lookout. You can reach this picnic table via a short ramp.



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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