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Pipers lookout

South East Forests National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Pipers lookout is in the northern part of South East Forests National Park, about 15km from Bemboka and not far from Nimmitabel. To get there drive along the Snowy Mountains Highway west from Bega or south-east from Cooma.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available along a broad shoulder of the Snowy Mountains Highway, next to Pipers lookout.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Head to the Bombala River in the early morning or late afternoon to see platypuses - look for circular ripple patterns in the water.

Spring

See Nunnocks Swamp and grasslands in its spring bloom glory.

Summer

A great time for a walk in the park – try the easy Goodenia Rainforest walk through a lush gully of ferns covered by a dense canopy of tall lilly pilly trees.

Winter

After a day exploring, get cosy in front of an open fire at historic Alexanders Hut, Nunnocks Swap.

Facilities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible
  • The boardwalk to the lookout is wheelchair accessible

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Pipers lookout

Park info

People on Pipers lookout. Photo:Debby McGerty