There are a number of lookouts throughout the Tamworth Regional Council area that provide residents and visitors with a variety of panoramic views including urban, bushland, industrial and rural settings. All lookouts are located in bushland reserves and are easily accessible on foot and by vehicle.
Lookouts can be found at the following locations within the region:
Adams' Lookout (Barraba)
Adams' Lookout is located five kilometers (5km) north-east of Barraba. It is named after Alfred Augustus Adams who purchased Barraba Station in 1850. It is the vantage point used to locate the Barraba Station homestead in a position close to the river, yet high enough to escape the Manilla river when it floods. To access the lookout turn off the Fossicker way onto Woodsreef road three kilometers (3km) North of Barraba.
The lookout has excellent views of Barraba Station and the Barraba town site. It's a great place for a picnic in a quiet rural environment. You can see as far west as Mount Kaputar one of the highest peaks in north-west NSW while overlooking some of the best prime beef country in Australia.
Hanging Rock Lookout
- has spectacular views of the Peel River Valley from an elevation of 1100m
- is located at Hanging Rock about 7.7 km south east of Nundle on Happy Valley Road
- has views of the plains below Moonbi Hills
- is on New England Highway, 5.6 km north of Moonbi township, about 30 km from Tamworth
- has toilet and picnic facilities (the toilets are a little way into the bush - follow the signs painted on the rocks)
Oxley Lookout (Tamworth)
- has views of the city of Tamworth and Peel River Valley
- is in Tamworth 2 km from the CBD, at top of White Street - see Tamworth Street Map – Map Ref E14
- has toilet and picnic facilities
VJ Byrnes Lookout (Manilla)
- has views of Manilla township, Namoi River Valley and surrounding farmland
- is 2 km north of Main Street on Manilla Road - see Manilla Street Map – Map Ref A2