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Scammells lookout

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Scammells lookout, 1000m above sea level, offers marvellous views of the rugged Western Fall of the Main Range, and makes a scenic picnic spot just off Alpine Way.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

There's no mobile reception at Scammells lookout.

Scammels lookout is located centrally within Kosciuszko National Park, making it the perfect spot to get your bearings within the largest park in NSW.

The 1000m high lookout offers outstanding scenic views over Western Fall wilderness and Main Range, including Mount Abbott, Mount Townsend, and Carruthers Peak. In winter and spring, these summits are snow-capped, creating a spectacular sight.

Remember to bring your binoculars if you enjoy birdwatching as there are gang gang cockatoos, crimson rosellas, king parrots and lyrebirds within the mountain gums surrounding the lookout. Keep an eye out around your feet as echidnas will even stroll across the clearing in search of termite mounds on the odd occasion.

Scammels lookout is just a short drive south of Khancoban Visitor Centre, along the Alpine Way, and offers picnic tables and toilets.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Scammells lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer