This stunning rock outcrop has 360 degree views, 1018m above sea level. To the south east you look down Caparra Creek and to the west, into the extensive forested hinterland toward Nowendoc. If you’re intending to use the viewing platform, park your vehicle in the car park off Rowley’s Road and take the 45 minute strenuous walk to the top. It’s worth it.
Newby’s Cave and Lookout
Waitui Falls In Coorabakh National Park along Newby’s Creek Road is Newby’s Cave, a large overhanging rock forming a natural shelter in the creek bed.
The cliffs at Newby’s Lookout form part of the geological fault that starts at Vincent’s Lookout.
Newbys lookout, on the edge of the Landsdowne escarpment, offers scenic views over Manning Valley as well as opportunities for birdwatching and picnicking.
One of several great lookouts in Coorabakh National Park, Newbys lookout is perched on the edge of the sandstone Landsdowne escarpment, with stellar views over the flat expanse of Manning Valley. A wooden ramp leads up to the lookout, making it accessible to everyone.
A good introduction to the cool solitude of the Coorabakh rainforest can be found at the elevated boardwalk near Starrs Creek picnic area, but for something slightly more adventurous, consider the short walk along Newbys Creek to a natural cave.
Stuttering frogs hide among the lush ferns that border this crystal clear stream. Take off your shoes and shuffle along a creek bed that threads through dense subtropical foliage and moss-covered rocks. Newbys cave is just five minutes from the road, but feels kilometres away. The cave is a large overhanging rock formation that creates a natural shelter above the water.
Middle Brother Mountain
Middle Brother National Park is home to the largest and highest of the Three Brother Mountains in the Camden Haven region of the New South Wales mid north coast. Middle Brother or Yoorigan stands 558 metres above sea level and is a dominant feature when travelling the Pacific Highway.
The National Park protects magnificent old growth forest and is home to Bird Tree and Benaroon, two of the biggest Blackbutt trees in New South Wales. Just like its smaller brother (Dooragan) to the north, the summit of Middle Brother is a mecca for para and hang gliders. A ramp has been installed by local pilots for these sports.
Big Nellie Volcanic Plug
Big Nellie Mountain is located in Coorabakh National Park and there is a climb that takes about 20 minutes but should only be attempted by fit walkers. It is a large volcanic plug which rises to a height of 560 metres above sea level and from the top provides panoramic views. There is a picnic and barbecue area at the bottom of Big Nellie.
Crowdy Bay National Park
Discover the secret pleasures of paradise in this perfect strip of Pacific coast. Camp by the beach, watch whales cruise by or walk in a rainforest.
Protecting a pristine sweep of coastline near Port Macquarie and Taree, Crowdy Bay National Park is one of the most glorious coastal parks of NSW. It offers jaw-dropping ocean and mountain views, an abundance of wildlife and, despite its name, crowd-free beaches.
A view from the ‘knoll’ opposite Ellenborough Falls.