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Sherwood lookout

Toonumbar National Park

Visitor info

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

Parking is available

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

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 .

Spring

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.

Summer

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. .

Winter

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

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 30°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

210mm

Facilities

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

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 + 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

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.

Sherwood lookout

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Sherwood Lookout, Toonumbar National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund/Destination NSW