Eagles Nest Walking Track

New England National Park

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.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

Take the New England NP turn off (Point Lookout Rd), approx 80km east of Armidale and drive 15km to the end of the road.


Which maps cover the area?

New England NP, Point Lookout maps

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Follow the trail from the end of point lookout road past the two lookouts and turn right looping below the cliffs then passing Eagles Nest Lookout, then the Weeping Rock before climbing back above the cliffline past the two Platypus Valley lookouts and back up to the Point Lookout carpark.


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?


Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?


GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.


Really beautiful landscape. Something to note - we came after the rain and the tracks were sludgy and difficult to cross. We were definitely thankful to be wearing hiking boots.

Jess&JonM on 1 Jan, 2022


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