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Scammells Ridge lookout

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Scammells Ridge 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.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

There's no mobile reception.

Scammells Ridge 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:

Southern corroboree frog conservation project

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

General enquiries

Operated by

  • Khancoban Visitor Centre
  • Winter (June to September): Open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on weekends. Rest of year: Open 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
  • 02 6070 8400
  • 2 Scammel Street, Khancoban NSW 2642

Park info

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