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Wrights lookout walking track is a 3.4km, grade 4 Return hike located in the New England National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
The walk to Wrights lookout takes you from the lush world of ferns and mosses to a rocky plateau with spectacular panoramic views.
It’s a bit of a scramble to get to the top, but you’ll be rewarded at the end, standing on the top of an ancient trachyte remnant of Ebor Volcano, looking down to Bellinger River in the valley below.
Pack a thermos and enjoy a hot cuppa and a picnic with a view. The views from the top are beautiful all year round, but in spring the heathlands burst with colourful wildflowers. For the birdwatchers, keep your eyes out for honeyeaters as they come to feed on the flowering banksia.
On the way back, why not continue on Lyrebird walking track for the full New England experience? Immerse yourself in the ancient Gondwana rainforests and discover secret dells where lyrebirds call.
About the Region
New England National Park
To Robinsons Knob trail carpark. On entering New England National Park:Continue approximately 200m along Point Lookout RoadTake the first right turn to Robinsons Knob trailWrights lookout walking track starts from the carpark Park entry points Robinsons Knob trail carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Robinsons Knob trail carpark, where Wrights lookout walking track starts.
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
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.