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Everyone who visits New England National Park should ensure they take a stroll around Point lookout walking track, located 1500m above sea level at the edge of the Great Escarpment. On a clear day, a 180-degree panorama takes in this World Heritage Area right out to Pacific Ocean, 70 kilometres away.
The bushland surrounding the 500m track is dominated by spectacular snow gums, but in summer cast your eyes down into the rainforest valleys to spot the bright red flowers of the flame trees.
As you're enjoying the view at the lookouts along the way, watch for spine-tailed swifts soaring on the air currents and hunting for flying insects. Grey goshawk can also be seen hovering and seeking out larger prey - listen for their distinctive screeching.
The initial section of Point lookout circuit - about 100m to the first lookout - is flat and easily accessed by those in a wheelchair or with mobility issues.
About the region
Located in the Northern Tablelands of NSW, New England National Park is a place of spectacular beauty and pristine wilderness. Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, it offers visitors an unforgettable holiday experience or a peaceful weekend getaway.
Discover the ancient world sealed in Gondwana rainforest, wander through snow gum forests dotted with crimson rosellas, and see breathtaking views from the Great Escarpment on one of the many walking tracks. Walks range from an easy 200m stroll to multi-day hikes through remote wilderness.
Experience sensational sunrises and breathtaking views stretching over forested valleys all the way to the coast from Point lookout. Pack a picnic and spend a few hours admiring the spectacular view before you.
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 14kmPark 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.
The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
There is limited reception in this park - Point lookout offers the best reception in the park.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.