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Yarriabini lookout

Yarriabini National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Yarriabini lookout is in the southern precinct of Yarriabini National Park. To get there:

  • From Macksville, follow the Pacific Highway south for approximately 5km
  • Turn left into Albert Drive and left right into Rosewood Road
  • Continue on Rosewood Road for 5km
  • Turn right into Tower Road and follow it to the end.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Yarriabini lookout can become slippery after heavy rain and some roads have creek crossings.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


  • Parking is available at Yarriabini lookout in a small roadbase carpark
  • Mini-bus parking is available

Best times to visit

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


Take your mountain bike along Way Way Creek Road and feel the refreshing air in the forest.


Enjoy a scenic drive along Way Way Creek Road, with its bubbling creek crossings and vibrant green forest.


Enjoy a picnic under the shade and wander through the cool rainforest at The Pines picnic area.


Admire the colourful banksias in flower along Tower Road as you head up to Yarriabini lookout to see spectacular views of Macleay Valley.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


18°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


11°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
  • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it's a good idea to bring your own.


  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables


Step-free access

The lookout is flat and step-free, with a gravel and hard-packed ground path that runs between the lookout platform and the carpark. The path also leads to a grassy area with picnic tables and a display shelter.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There's a timber bench seat with a backrest at 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

Yarriabini lookout is flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • A gravel and hard-packed ground path that runs from the carpark to the lookout platform and on to a grassy area with picnic tables
  • Accessible toilets set at the end of a hardened gravel track
  • A timber bench seat at the lookout platform for resting.


Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park.


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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