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Summit lookout

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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

Getting there and parking

Summit lookout is in the summit area of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. To get there from Orange: 

  • Travel west out of Orange along Cargo Road (A32) toward Nashdale.
  • After 3.8km turn left onto Lake Canobolas Road. 
  • Follow Lake Canobolas Road for 6.3km, then turn right onto Mount Canobolas Road.
  • Continue on Mount Canobolas Road for 5.7km, following it all the way to Summit lookout.

Road quality

All park access roads are closed to vehicles during snow.

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles


There's parking in an asphalt carpark at Summit lookout, including 2 accessible car spaces.



Accessible toilets are available.

  • Non-flush toilets


Step-free access

There's step-free access from the carpark to the lookout platform along wide, flat, concrete pathways.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There's a timber bench seat at the lookout and you can also sit along the stone wall at the lookout platform.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

  • Eastern grey kangaroos live in this area of the park. They’re powerful animals, so please appreciate them from a distance.
  • The weather can change rapidly on the mountain. Please dress to conditions and have a back-up plan. In winter roads can shut at short notice.

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.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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).


Disability access level - easy

There's step-free access from the carpark to the top lookout along wide, flat concrete pathways.

The lookout has accessible facilities including:

  • An accessible toilet
  • A timber bench seat and a stone wall where you can rest
  • 2 accessible parking spaces for those with an Australian Disability Parking Permit or a NSW Mobility Parking Scheme permit.


Camp fires and solid fuel burners



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Model aircraft are also prohibited.

Gathering firewood



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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