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Snow Gum walk

New England National Park

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Snow Gum walk in New England National Park offers a scenic stroll through World Heritage rainforest. Just 1km and suitable for all ages, it’s ideal as a quick family outing.

No wheelchair access
1km one-way
Time suggested
20 - 35min
Grade 3
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Winding through New England wilderness and World Heritage rainforest, Snow Gum walk is a treat for the senses.

Starting from Point lookout carpark, you’ll follow this leisurely walk south along the cliffside to Banksia Point picnic area, enjoying breathtaking views and 2 stunning lookouts along the way. It’s perfect if you want to experience the beauty of New England National Park without tackling a challenging hike.

As you walk, see if you can spot the brilliantly coloured crimson rosellas flying through the trees. And listen out for the calls of lyrebirds, which you can often hear in this area.

The high altitude can make Snow Gum walk a little cold in winter, but during the warmer months it’s quite comfortable. In spring the snow gum woodland is carpeted with snowgrass and vibrant wildflowers.

If you’re keen to keep the adventure going after you complete Snow Gum walk, you can extend your journey and explore Lyrebird walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Point lookout walking track, New England National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk

    Point lookout walking track

    It only takes 20 minutes to negotiate the easy Point lookout walking track, but the views from this sealed track, within New England National Park, are truly stunning.

  • Lyrebird walking track, New England National Park. Photo © Helen Clark

    Lyrebird walking track

    Lyrebird walking track in New England Park is a great place for birdwatching and enjoying a bushwalk in a Gondwana rainforest environment.


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