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Sublime Point Lookout

South Coast NSW



Distance (kms):

0.3 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 30 mins

Elevation gain (m):

0 m

Max. elevation (m):

395 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A popular lookout with spectacular views over the Wollongong area, across the Illawarra escarpment and out to the ocean, with nearby walks for those wanting to stretch their legs further.

This heavily trafficked location is found at the end of an unnamed road off the Princess Highway in Maddens Plains. 

While unnamed, the road is well-signed directing you to Sublime Point Lookout and navigation systems will direct you when to turn if your location is set to Sublime Point Lookout.

The lookout offers spectacular and uninterrupted views over the Wollongong area, along the Illawarra Escarpment on which the lookout is situated and out to the Pacific Ocean. 

There are multiple viewing platforms along the escarpment, all of which are well-constructed and fenced.

The lookout is situated near a lovely large picnic area, with BBQs, covered picnic tables and toilets, as well as plenty of space to throw out a picnic rug on the grass.

Those wishing to stretch their legs further have multiple options, including a walk along the top of the escarpment to Bulli Lookout

There is also the more challenging Sublime Point Track (Grade 4, rated ‘Hard’) that steeply descends the escarpment to Austinmer, via a series of ladders and staircases through lush rainforest.

Track: The lookout is just a very short stroll from the car park along a concrete path, it well-signed and easy to follow.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels and is wheelchair accessible. While the lookout is well-fenced, it is a very large drop on the other side, so caution is required and children should be supervised at all times.

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

getting there

The lookout is located at the end of an unnamed road (well-signed for Sublime Point Lookout), just off the Princess Highway in Maddens Plains, 10.25 hours drive south of Brisbane or 1.25 hours drive south-west of Sydney.

Navigation systems will direct you when to turn off the highway if your location is set to Sublime Point Lookout.

The car park is quite large and is typically 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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