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Point lookout walking track

New England National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Point lookout walking track.

Track grading

Grade 1

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  • Time

    15 - 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    0.5km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Well-formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Point lookout walking track is in the Point lookout precinct of New England National Park. To get there:

  • Halfway between Armidale and Dorrigo on Waterfall Way, turn onto Point Lookout Road.
  • Continue for approximately 14km
  • Park near the shelter at Point lookout to start the walk

Parking

Car and bus parking is available at Point lookout carpark, including several designated disabled spots.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Enjoy the fresh air walking during the day, and cosy nights by the fire at Toms Cabin.

Spring

Climb up to Wrights lookout and see the colourful display of wildflowers.

Summer

Immerse yourself in the cool air and vibrant green of the Antarctic beech rainforest covered in moss.

Winter

Discover the spectacular icicles and frozen rock faces along the Weeping Rock walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

10°C and 24°C

Highest recorded

32.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 12°C

Lowest recorded

-7.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

286.1mm

Facilities

There is a picnic shelter, toilet block and interpretive signs at Point lookout car park.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • The 100m path to the first lookout is is flat and easily accessed by visitors in a wheelchair or with limited mobility.
  • The full 500m circuit can be completed with some assistance.
  • Several designated disabled car spaces are available at Point lookout carpark.
  • There are wheelchair-accessible toilets located at the carpark.

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

Permitted

You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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