New England National Park


... NSW ...

Popular Walks

Parent Regions


Any interesting history for the region?


What are the standout bushwalking features?


How do you get there? Include all access points if there are many?


Which maps cover the region?


Where can I stay there? or near there?



Contact details

NSW, National Parks and Wildlife Service:

50 m return
15 mins

Beech Lookout

Head to Beech lookout in Cunnawarra National Park for remarkable views out over World Heritage-listed rainforest.
Beech lookout is an absolute must-see spot if you’re visiting Cunnawarra National Park. Here, you can enjoy spectacular views out across the headwaters of Georges River south to Cunnawarra Range, Botumburra Range and beyond into the Macleay River valley.
Just below the lookout are some of NSW’s tallest trees. These majestic forest ribbon gums reach an impressive 70m in height and can grow as wide as 3m in diameter. From here, you can also spot the lush green crowns of ancient Antarctic beech trees.
Keep your eyes out for the many threatened species that call the area home. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a powerful owl or glossy black cockatoo in the trees below, or a wedge-tailed eagle soaring across the skies above.

6 km return
2 hrs

Cascades Walk

Walk trough Antarctic Beech Forest down to Five Day Creek and loop up again. Follow along the creek for some time.

5 km return
2 hrs

Eagles Nest Walking Track

See the best that the park has to offer in just a few hours on the Eagles Nest walking track. Experience World Heritage rainforest, snow gum forest and outstanding views.
Eagles Nest walking track takes you on a journey though World Heritage rainforest and snow gum forest, with outstanding views along the way.
Climb down into the ageless world of Gondwana rainforest. Marvel at the huge mossy Antarctic beech trees covered in fungus and dotted with beech orchids. You’ll see water trickling from the rocks, often freezing and forming chandeliers of ice that glisten in the winter light.
Climb back up to the escarpment near Banksia Point and return to Point lookout through the snow gum woodland. Look out for the brilliantly coloured crimson rosellas as you wander through the forest. In spring, you’ll be treated to the beauty of snow gum woodland carpeted with snowgrass tussocks and colourful wildflowers.
Finish with the breathtaking views from Point lookout, knowing what incredible natural wonders lie in the wilderness below.

6 km return
3 hrs

Lyrebird loop Walk

This one can be taken from a couple of points to get the loop in. Be prepared to traverse along rocky and tree root covered paths. Beware of the odd land slip and there are many steps worked into the root system of trees going up and down. Can be a loop with Upper and Lower trail.

500 m return
15 mins

Point Lookout

Spectacular views on a clear day, a 180-degree panorama takes in this World Heritage Area right out to Pacific Ocean, 70 kilometres away. This one is wheelchair friendly for 100m till the first lookout.

4 km return
90 mins

Tea Tree Falls Walk

This one starts from the Thungutti camp area adjacent to the Styx river in the New England NP NSW. Listen out for the Honey Eaters amongst the Banksia and Tea Tree and walk through forests of Hanging and Sphagnum moss that form on the path you walk. A true walk back in time to Gondwana land. If time allows, you can continue to Point Lookout.

3.4 km return
90 mins

Wrights Lookout Walk

Wrights lookout walking track takes you through a lush world of ferns and wildflowers to a rocky plateau with spectacular panoramic views looking down to Bellinger River.
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 (short section of steep slippery rock but not much of a scramble), 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.