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Crescent Head Lookout

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published February 2nd 2013
The rental property I was staying in had a pretty good view of Crescent Head. But on signs around the town and on a map given to us by the realtors, there were directions to a lookout up on Big Nobby. After checking out the smaller headland, Little Nobby, I decided to take a look at its neighbour, thinking that the larger headland might offer a view that didn't have power lines running through it.

There are two ways to get to the Crescent Head Lookout. You can drive to the end of Skyline Crescent or you can walk up a dirt track from the top of the golf course that makes up part of Crescent Head Country Club.

Whatever route you choose, the views you get along the way may be more satisfying than those to be found at the actual lookout.

At this so-called-lookout I found a water tower, an area to park, then a grassy space with a table. There was also a seat facing some trees. That's the problem with this lookout. It's difficult to see anything because of all the trees. You have to seek out gaps between them to be able to see much. It is possible though.

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The water tower

One place I found that had decent views was near the water tower.

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There's fewer trees here

If you want to see north towards Crescent Head, the best place I found was where the car park ends and the grass starts.

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Peeking through the trees

Neither option will give you the views you can get on the way to the lookout though. If you drive, you will find that there are better views further down Skyline Crescent.

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There are fewer trees further down the road

There are also some pretty good views on the walk to the lookout. The beginning of the track can be found at the very top of the golf course (which is higher than you would expect), near where Stewart Street meets Dulconghi Street. There's a concrete path to follow for a little bit, and the dirt path lies behind the two seats you will come across.

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The view's already pretty good from the top of the golf course

The dirt path is narrow, rocky and at times quite steep. However, it's not too far to walk, though I got a bit puffed during the steeper sections. Eventually it flattens out into a grassy area (which sounds like it might have good views, but again, the trees at the edges are an issue).

It's the steeper sections that give you the best views, looking back over Crescent Head and Little Nobby. Make sure you aren't preoccupied with your feet during this section, putting one foot in front of the other while trudging up the hill.

Turn around and take in the sights.

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Looking at Little Nobby from the walk to the lookout

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Looking back over Crescent Head
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Why? See the area from above
When: Any day
Where: At the end of Skyline Crescent
Cost: Free
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