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Snapper Point lookout

Murramarang National Park

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Snapper Point lookout offers a superb vantage point for whale watching and views all the way to Gulaga mountain, a sacred Aboriginal site.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching or whale watching.

Snapper Point lookout shines in winter, when whales migrate past the Murramarang coastline and the crisp clear air offers unrivalled photography opportunities. But whales are only the first of several drawcards here: dolphins frequent the area, too, and eagles, falcons, shearwaters, gannets and albatross make this a birdwatching hotspot.

Snapper Point is also a terrific place to take in the lay of the land. The rugged coast stretches seemingly endlessly, with Mount Durras visible in the distance. Even further, Gulaga mountain rises as a dramatic landmark – the local Aboriginal people attach considerable significance to it as a women’s mountain that demands both fear and respect. It is an origin place and a place of healing.

Snapper Point can be reached via a relatively easy 400m track. After visiting the scenic lookout, kick back at nearby Pretty Beach picnic area and take advantage of the facilities on offer. Make sure you bring a picnic lunch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Park info

  • in Murramarang National Park in the South Coast region
  • Murramarang National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines - cash and credit cards accepted. Card only at Pretty Beach.

    Buy annual pass
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