|FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THIS PARK as known March, 2007"|
East of Armidale on the road to the coast this park includes part of the high eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range. Point Lookout has an altitude of 1562 m providing extensive views across the escarpment to the coast. The spectacular nature of this area has gained World Heritage listing. Sub-alpine forest, wildlife includes the superb Lyrebird and Platypus.
It is one of the oldest and most popular parks in NSW, its rugged beauty astounding all who have seen it, from the earlier explorers through to today. The total area of th park is currently 55,805 hectares.
Point Lookout offers the visitor some truly great panoramic views and on a clear day it is possible to see all the way to the eastern coast.
A number of walks ranging from around 1 hour in length to overnight are available. Overnight walkers need to obtain details from the National Parks office before being attempted.
There is also a cabin in thepark as well as camping facilities - fees apply to these and bookings must be made.
Views from the eastern viewing platform
Close up views around Point Lookout
|These views of the New England National Park were taken from the northern viewing platform and, clockwise from the top left, move from the west to the east.|
|The New England National Park has a permanent cabin (left) which can be rented. The stay allows the visitor to sample the varied plant life such as in the photograph on the right.|
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