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The Lookdown lookout

Bungonia National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about The Lookdown lookout.

Getting there and parking

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    The Lookdown lookout is in the northern precinct of Bungonia National Park. To get there:

    • From Bungonia follow Lookdown Road to the park entrance
    • Drive past the park office and continue along Lookdown Road for approximately 1.5km to the end
    • The lookout is an easy 50m walk from here.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available at The Lookdown lookout, including a designated accessible parking spot.

    Best times to visit

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


    After the heat of summer has subsided, take advantage of the milder weather for hiking in the park.


    Enjoy bushwalking in the comfortable temperatures of this time of year when the wildflowers are at their finest. Late in the season, the stands of brittle gum become extremely photogenic as their white trunks turn pink.


    Deeper exploration of caves is possible when their carbon dioxide levels reduce in winter as the warm air from within rises and the caves ‘breathe'.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    12°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    1°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




    Step-free access

    There's step-free access from the carpark to the lookout along a 2m-wide, 50m-long concrete path. The lookout platform itself is flat metal grille with handrails.

    • Step-free outdoor pathways

    Seats and resting points

    There are 2 bench seats with backrests at the lookout platform and 1 bench seat with a backrest at the fork in the concrete path, around halfway between the carpark and the lookout.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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

    This area is fully wheelchair accessible.

    There's step-free access from the carpark to the lookout platform along a 2m-wide, 50m-long concrete pathway. The lookout itself is metal grille, with handrails around the platform.

    There's a designated accessible parking spot in the carpark and bench seats for resting midway along the walk to the lookout and at the lookout platform itself.



    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.

    The Lookdown lookout

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    Park info

    • in Bungonia National Park in the Country NSW region
    • Bungonia National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to high fire danger, or park operations. It's a good idea to ring the office for current information.

    • Park entry fees:

      $8 per vehicle per day. Daily fees can be paid at the ticket machines at the park office.

      Buy annual pass