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Thunderbolts lookout

Barrington Tops National Park

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

Getting there and parking

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    Thunderbolts lookout is in the Polblue and Devils Hole precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

    From Gloucester:

    • Take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
    • The lookout is located on the left after passing Honeysuckle picnic area
    • It is a short walk from the carpark to the lookout

    From Scone:

    • Take the Hunter Road from Scone
    • Turn right on to Moonan Brook Road, then turn left on Barrington Tops Forest Road.
    • The lookout is on the right 2km past Devils Hole.
    • It is a short walk from the carpark to the lookout.

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available at Thunderbolts lookout.

    Best times to visit

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


    Take to the park's walking tracks to make the most of cooler and drier daytime weather.


    Look out for ground orchids and other wildflowers along the Polblue Swamp walking track.


    Look out for the eastern water dragon basking on rocks around the streams.

    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).



    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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