Lookouts

Mount Mograni Lookout

ACCESS | Via car
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 5km

Mograni lookout is located 5km north of Gloucester along the Buckett’s Way, driving toward Taree. You’ll find excellent views over the Gloucester Valley looking toward the Bucketts. Facilities include directions and distance indicator, BBQ and picnic area.

Kia-Ora Lookout

ELEVATION | 188 metres
GPS-DD
| Latitude:  -31.962531   Longitude: 151.948334
ACCESS
| Via car
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 7km

Kia-Ora is situated to the north west of Gloucester offering views over the Gloucester and Barrington Valley taking in the Barrington Tops in the distance. To get there travel north along the Thunderbolts Way toward Barrington village. Turn right on to Bowman Farm Road. Turn Right onto Kia-Ora Road. Take a sharp left onto Lookout Road. Facilities include BBQ area and picnic tables.

Carson’s Pioneer Lookout

ELEVATION | 936 metres
GPS-DD | Latitude:  -31.655875  Longitude:  151 809275
ACCESS | Via car
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 45km

Carson’s lookout is located on the Thunderbolt’s Way approximately 45km north of Gloucester. Named after Gloucester resident Eric Carson (1913-1999). Eric was a member of the team who built the first road up the mountain back in 1961, the original road was only 32kms long. Gloucester Rotary Club constructed the lookout to commemorate the achievements of the men who blazed this route up the mountain.

Carson’s lookout offers the viewer a panoramic western view over Giro, State Forests and the Barrington Tops World Heritage area. A perfect spot to enjoy the view and take a well-earned break from driving, Carson’s lookout also offers parking, picnic facilities and toilets.

Thunderbolt’s Lookout

ELEVATION | 1436 metres
GPS-DD 
| Latitude:  -31.915592  Longitude:  151.505163
ACCESS
| Via a short 10 minute walking track
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 55km

Considered by some to be one of the best lookouts on the Barrington Plateau, the views from Thunderbolt’s lookout are magnificent. The lookout is named after Captain Thunderbolt, an infamous bushranger who frequented the region.
You’ll find the lookout along the unsealed Barrington Forest Road (Scone Road), be sure to check with Gloucester Visitor Information Centre regarding the condition of the road before departing.

A short walk through the snow gums, beech trees and wild flowers will take you to the lookout knoll. Be sure to look up as you may see a wedge-tailed eagle circling in the thermals above.

Devil’s Hole Lookout

ELEVATION | 1378 metres
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| Latitude:  -31.918194  Longitude:  151.484422
ACCESS | Via sealed walking track 200m – Disabled access
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 65km

You’ll find Devil’s Hole lookout along the unsealed Barrington Forest Road (Scone Road), be sure to check with Gloucester Visitor Information Centre regarding the condition of the road before departing.
Park the car at the Devil’s Hole picnic area and walk along the sealed path to the viewing platform overlooking the Barrington wilderness and beyond. On a clear day you can see the coast, which is 90km to the east… Facilities include toilets and picnic tables

Andrew Laurie Lookout

ELEVATION | 1161 metres
GPS-DD
| Latitude: -32.098316   Longitude: 151.597646
ACCESS | Via Gloucester Falls walking track 1.5km – easy
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 58km

You’ll find the Andrew Laurie lookout along the Gloucester Falls walking track. The track leads through sub-alpine woodlands of snow gums to the lookout, where you can gaze at the Gloucester River and across to the gorges and mountaineer peak in the east. A second lookout takes in the Gloucester Falls, where the river plunges over the plateau to the valley below, the twin drops are breathtaking after rain.

Carey’s Peak Lookout

ELEVATION | 1456 metres
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 | Latitude: -32.048611   Longitude: 151.451111
ACCESS | Via Car along Gloucester Gloucester Tops Road to Munro Hut – Via moderate 19km walking track
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 70km

Carey’s Peak is accessible via ‘Link Trail‘ mentioned above or if you’re after a challenge the ‘Corker Trail‘ is a must – 10km straight up the side of the mountain. You’re advised to allow 10hours to walk the Corker – be prepared for a day long trek, along with all weather gear as the weather can change fast. Perfect preparation for Kokoda.
The effort is worth it as the views from Carey’s peak are spectacular. Looking south over the Hunter Valley you’re above the clouds, truly magic.

Moonan Outlook

ELEVATION | 1298 metres
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| Latitude:  -31.932947  Longitude:  151.346664
ACCESS | Via Car
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 80km

The lookout at Moonan is located 80kms from Gloucester on the western edge of the Barrington Plateau. Moonan lookout offers magnificent views over the Liverpool Ranges and the rugged escarpment into the Hunter Valley. Moonan Outlook is outside the Barrington Tops National Park and within the Stewarts Brook State Forest