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Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area.

Track grading

Features of this track


0.3km return


6 - 15min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required




No steps

Quality of path

Well-formed track

Getting there and parking

Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area 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.
  • After passing Thunderbolts lookout, the walk starts on the left opposite Devils Hole campground.

From Scone:

  • Take the Hunter Road from Scone
  • Turn right on to Moonan Brook Road, then turn left on Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The picnic area is on the right, 7.5km past Polblue.


Parking is available in a gravel carpark at Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area.

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.



Picnic tables

Step-free access

There's step-free access around the picnic area, along the walk and to the lookout platform along paved pathways. The path to the lookout includes wider sections for passing. 

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

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

Devils Hole lookout, picnic area and walk is flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • There are paved pathways that lead to the lookout platform, the picnic tables and toilets.
  • The pathway to the lookout has wider sections for passing
  • The handrail at the lookout is designed so wheelchair users can easily see the view.
  • The toilet is accessible with a handrail.



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.

Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area

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