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Crackneck Lookout

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Published December 15th 2019
A remarkable Lookout that offers views over The Entrance
Located in the Wyrrabalong National Park, Crackneck Lookout is a spectacular natural attraction that offers breathtaking views including Shelly Beach and continuing along the Central Coast past Norah Head, Tuggerah Lake and The Entrance.

Crackneck Lookout also makes the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with panoramic views!

Between May and August, you will be rewarded with views of whales playing and swimming past on their northern migration. Surfers will also be in for a treat with excellent surf conditions.

The Lookout is also home to the Wyrrabalong Coast Walking track as well as other walking tracks, lookouts and beaches.

Wyrrabalong Coast Walking Track is a fantastic walking trail that follows the cliff tops between Crackneck Lookout to Forresters Beach.

On the other side, the Walking Track leads to Shelly Beach and Bateau Bay Picnic Area and lookouts.

With panoramic views up to Norah Head and beyond, being home to the launch site of experiencing adrenaline adventure of hang gliding and paragliding, a gateway to coastal walks, and being an ideal attraction for picnics, Crackneck Lookout is a must-visit!

Picnic tables, paragliding and hang gliding launch site, and free carpark at the end of Hilltop Street.

What's Nearby:
Wyrrabalong Coast Walking Track which ascends slightly for 1.5km to the beach from the Lookout, Forresters Beach, and Wyrrabalong Lookout, and other attractions in Wyrrabalong National Park.

Getting Here:
From Bateau Bay take Bateau Bay Road for about 500 metres, turn right onto Burrawong Street, then right to Hilltop Street and follow it to Crackneck Point at the end.

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Why? One of the best lookouts on the Central Coast
When: All year round
Phone: 1300 072 757
Where: Hilltop St, Bateau Bay
Cost: Free
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