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Amazing outlook

Perfect spot for a picnic, you may wish to take a shade tent in the summer period but they even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalie T
Boho beauty

Took the Bateau Bay Coastal Walk and arrived at Crackneck lookout to find not only a lovely park... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Hilltop Street, Bateau Bay, New South Wales 2261, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect spot for a picnic, you may wish to take a shade tent in the summer period but they even have a coffee cart that is there most weekends! The 180 degree view is lovely. A great whale watching spot as well. There are minimal...More

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Took the Bateau Bay Coastal Walk and arrived at Crackneck lookout to find not only a lovely park and spectacular lookout, but a delightful boho style coffee caravan. They'd put out mats and cushions and little tables for people to relax and enjoy the view...More

Thank colinmunce
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We walked the track from Toowoon Bay to the Lookout. Great coastal views along the way. Main track is well maintained and steep parts are well spaced. Do keep to the main track as going off may mean a bit of bush bashing. Great views...More

Thank 913janetn
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic view looking back over The Entrance & out to the ocean. There was a little coffee caravan up there offering coffee & sweets which made it a great place to just sit back & relax all in the comfort of your car

Thank Paulie S
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is an excellent place to watch the whales from with the bonus of watching the kites launch and circle over the clifftop. There was a Coffee Van operating from the car park

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The view from the lookout is nice, there where a lot of people there, but no whales sighted. There is parking available. There was also a coffee van there.

Thank Aussie2406
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is a nice spot in either summer or winter. In winter buy a coffee and watch the whales migrate south to mate and breed. Then in summer take a picnic and watch the whales return with their young. Just note there are no toilet...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The walk from Crackneck to Warrabylong (1.3 K) 200 steps is scenic with diverse ecosystems. Go in spring for the wild flowers and the whale watching as the humpbacks go backs to the Antarctic with the calves

Thank Tom w
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I walk this track solo 3-4times a week. Great walk and very safe for solo walkers. Easy to add distance by continuing on to Shelly Beach or Forresters in the other direction.

Thank Quieaing
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

First timer to this walk but did it twice in two days and extended either end. Just a stunning location. Easy walk for everyone with great coffee at the top.

Thank Kate S
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