Illawarra Lookout Walking Track

30 min to 1 h

1.9 km

↑ 61 m
↓ -61 m

Moderate track
Starting from Barren Grounds picnic area this short return walk through woodland and heath rewards with splendid views from Illawarra Lookout. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.6743001,150.7128347)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Jamberoo Mountain Road, 9
  • Turn on to Barren Grounds Road then drive for 10 m
  • Turn left onto Barren Grounds Road and drive for another 770 m
  • Turn left onto Barren Grounds Road and drive for another 20 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the shelter at the start.
Find the seat at the start. , has no backrest.
Find the picnic table at the start. , has no backrest.
Find the gate at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
After another 85 m pass the toilet (55 m on your left).
After another 720 m turn left.
(Illawarra Lookout) Continue another 120 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 930 m to get back to the start.
"Illawarra Lookout".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Illawarra Lookout Walking Track

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.9 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 8 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 100 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 8 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
8 m[shelter]
8 m[seat]
100 m[toilet]
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