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Sherwood lookout

Toonumbar National Park

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

Getting there and parking

Sherwood lookout is in Toonumbar National Park. To get there from Kyogle:

  • Leave the Summerland Way and travel west via Kyogle and Murray Scrub Road (35km)
  • Where Toonumbar Forest Drive meets Murray Scrub Road, follow Toonumbar Forest Drive for 10km.
  • At the intersection of Coxs Road, turn right (east) and travel for 2km.
  • To reach the northern end of the park, take Coxs Road, which leaves the Summerland Way about 8km west of Grevillea to join Toonumbar Forest Drive.
  • Follow this road from the park entrance for 6km
  • At the intersection of Coxs Road, turn left (east) and travel for 2km.

Road quality

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at the lookout in a flat, grassy area on the side of the road.

Best times to visit

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


Take a spectacular scenic drive through the rainforest on Toonumbar Forest Drive Picnic at Sherwood lookout and soak up the spectacular views to Mount Lindesay and the McPherson Range .


Witness the burst of colour of new red leaf tips on giant red cedars from the soaring vantage point of the Murray Scrub lookout. Or gaze up at the glowing canopy from down below on the Murray Scrub walking track.


Camp at Iron Pot campground where you can drink from and swim in the pristine waters of Iron Pot Creek. On a hot summer day, enjoy a walk through the cool, shady rainforest at Murray Scrub walking track. .


Watch mist rise from the rainforest valleys below from Murray Scrub lookout.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15°C and 30°C


Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Step-free access

The lookout area is mostly flat but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over flat grass and hard-packed ground to reach the lookout platform and picnic table.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).

Wildlife safety


Disability access level - easy

Sherwood lookout is mostly flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over flat grass and hard-packed ground to reach the lookout platform and faciliites.

There's an accessible picnic table at the lookout.



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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