Point Lookout Walking Track

Everyone who visits New England National Park should ensure they take a stroll around Point lookout walking track, located 1,500 metres 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 500 metre 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 100 metres to the first lookout – is flat and easily accessed by those in a wheelchair or with mobility issues.

Nearby events

  1. Myall Creek and beyond

    Friday 21 September 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Armidale

    A group of contemporary Indigenous artists respond to the Myall Creek Massacre and its aftermath in this new exhibition. On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 1838 a group of eleven convicts and ex-convict stockmen brutally slaughtered a gr…

    21 Sep - 14 Oct
  2. Duval Dam Buster Trail Run

    Sunday 23 September 2018 , Armidale

    Visit Australia’s highest city for the inaugural Duval Dam Buster Trail Run which consists of three trail running events within the Mt Duval and Dumaresq Dam areas. Mt Duval is a large forested mountain on the New England Range, part of …

    23 Sep
  3. Armidale Markets in the Mall

    Sunday 30 September 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Armidale

    Armidale Markets in the Mall are held on the last Sunday of each month with 50 plus different stalls making a regular appearance. Stalls include a huge range of quality handmade and handcrafted items, cupcakes, candles, bath and body produc…

    30 Sep - 25 Nov