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 within the region include:
Adams' Lookout (Barraba)
View of Barraba from Adams' LookoutAdams' Lookout is located 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 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
Hanging Rock Lookout, located at Hanging Rock about 7.7 km south east of Nundle on Happy Valley Road, has spectacular views of the Peel River Valley from an elevation of 1100m.
Moonbi Lookout on the New England Highway, 5.6 km north of Moonbi township, has views of the plains below Moonbi Hills.
It has toilet and picnic facilities (the toilets are a little way into the bush - follow the signs painted on the rocks).
Oxley Scenic Lookout (Tamworth)
Located in Tamworth, 2 km from the CBD, at top of White Street, Oxley Scenic Lookout has views of the city of Tamworth and Peel River Valley.
It has toilet and picnic facilities and is accessible from 7:00am to 10:00pm daily.
VJ Byrnes Lookout (Manilla)
This lookout is 2 km north of Main Street on Manilla Road, and has views of Manilla township, Namoi River Valley and surrounding farmland.