Discover the vantage points that offer a sanctuary of contemplation under sweeping skies. See nature’s beauty spread out below you with an endless horizon of ocean blues or forest greens… and depressurize.

Why do people love lookouts? Is it the feeling of being like a bird, soaring above the surrounding landscapes? Maybe it’s an instinct about seeing everything approach to feel safer or in control? Or maybe it’s the sweeping skies visible from such vantage points, giving you relaxed feelings of openness and freedom?

Whoota Whoota Lookout
Brushy Cutting Lookout
Barrington Tops Thunderbolts Lookout

But keep in mind that here in the Barrington Coast, height doesn’t always matter. One of our “shortest” lookouts is Harrington’s Pilot Hill but the views to be enjoyed there looking south over the Manning River delta are still awe-inspiring… it’s where the waters of Barrington Tops finally join the Pacific Ocean after a journey of 261 kms. This is the inspiration for our destination branding 'where the leaves touch the waters, from the mountains to the sea'.

The view from Yacaaba Headland, Myall Lakes National Park
The view from Yacaaba Headland, Myall Lakes National Park

Whatever motivates you to seek the lookouts of the Barrington Coast, you can be assured of rich rewards for your efforts. You’ll discover that none of our lookouts are above busy towns or cities where the feeling is solely about being above the hustle of modern life, desperately seeking horizons that may offer peace.

We like to call these contemplation moments ‘big sky days’.

Instead our lookouts offer the visitor a sanctuary of contemplation, for all points of the compass and all points of our natural beauty: mountains, valleys, lakes, beaches and seas.

Depending on your chosen lookout, you’ll find an endless horizon of ocean blues or forest greens or a patchwork of productive humanity combining with nature.

We like to call these contemplation moments ‘big sky days’.

You may just find it a spiritual experience, an embrace of nature, solitude and disconnectedness. Do you feel depressurized yet?

Flat Rock Lookout Coorabakh National Park
Harrington breakwall from Pilot Hill Lookout
Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Seal Rocks, sunrise
Andrew Laurie Lookout, Gloucester Tops, mountain peaks and dense bushland

Barrington Coast lookouts, in height order, metres above sea level:

Size (ie. height) doesn't matter, the views are all worth it! Tick them all off your Lookouts List.

  1. Careys Peak Lookout in Barrington Tops National Park: 1545m
  2. Thunderbolts Lookout in Barrington Tops National Park: 1440m
  3. Devils Hole Lookout in Barrington Tops National Park: 1400m
  4. Andrew Laurie Lookout in Barrington Tops National Park: 1160m
  5. Rowleys Peak Lookout in Tapin Tops National Park: 1010m
  6. Cobark Lookout in Barrington Tops State Forest: 1000m
  7. Carsons Lookout on Thunderbolts Way near Woko: 930m
  8. Flat Rock Lookout in Coorabakh National Park: 600m
  9. Ellenborough Falls top viewing platform at Elands: 515m
  10. Newbys Lookout in Coorabakh National Park: 380m
  11. Whoota Whoota Lookout in Wallingat National Park: 250m
  12. Cape Hawke Lookout in Booti Booti National Park: 228m
  13. Yacaaba Headland Lookout in Myall Lakes National Park: 210m
  14. Kia Ora Lookout near Gloucester: 210m
  15. Mograni Lookout near Gloucester: 190m
  16. Brushy Cutting Lookout near Wingham: 90m
  17. Sugarloaf Point in Myall Lakes National Park: 60m
  18. Bennetts Head Lookout at Forster: 50m
  19. Apex Lookout at Taree: 40m
  20. Pilot Hill Lookout at Harrington: 30m
  21. Saltwater Headland near Wallabi Point: 10m
Tick all these off your Lookouts List.

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