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Scammells lookout

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Scammells lookout is in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • From Khancoban, turn left onto Alpine Way and travel 20km south until you get to a turn-off sign-posted 'Scammells lookout'.
  • From Jindabyne, travel west along Kosciuszko Road for 3km and turn left onto Alpine Way.
  • Continue along Alpine Way for 90km, and turn left at the turn-off signposted 'Scammells lookout'.

Road quality

All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Guthega Road
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.

Roads can close in extreme weather, so it’s a good idea to check weather and road conditions before setting out.

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Scammels lookout, but it can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Facilities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

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

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 pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Scammells lookout

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Scammells lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer