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Marie Byles Lookout

Central Coast & Hunter - NSW

Bouddi National Park


Distance (kms):

0.1 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

0 m

Max. elevation (m):

145 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A fantastic lookout on the border of Bouddi National Park, with spectacular views across the park’s rugged coastline and out to the ocean.

This moderately trafficked location in found at a small, signed car park on The Scenic Road in Killcare Heights.

The lookout is located at the car park and provides stunning views across the rugged coastline of Bouddi National Park and west to the Hawkesbury River.

The views are amazing, including down to Bullimah Spur and Putty Beach, as well as west along the coast to Killcare and Tallow Beach. Box Head and Lion Island are also prominent, while there are distant views of the Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse.

On a clear day, there is also an opportunity for distant views of the Sydney CBD and North Head, and even further south to Bondi. 

The lookout is named after Marie Byles, a prominent figure in Australian conservation and exploration, including being an important part of Bouddi National Park being placed under public ownership.

The lookout is a great spot to view the whale migration between June and November. 

This is a great location to visit after doing a nearby walk, such as the Maitland Bay Track or Bouddi Coastal Walk, or to pair with nearby Stroms Lookout, Staples Lookout, and the Bulgandry Aboirginal Art Site.

Track: The lookout is located at the car park and so there is no track. The location is well-signed and easy to find. 

Difficulty: The lookout is located at the car park and is wheelchair accessible.

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The walk starts at a small, signed car park on The Scenic Road in Killcare Heights, 9 hours drive south of Brisbane, or 1.5 hours drive north of Sydney. 

Parking is relatively ample for how trafficked the location is. 

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round. 

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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