Oxley Scenic Lookout is a highlight of any visit to Tamworth. Follow Tamworth’s jacaranda-lined White Street to the very top, where you’ll reach this viewpoint. It’s the best seat in the house as the sun goes down. The lookout, originally Oxley Park, is named in honour of John Oxley, Surveyor General and explorer, who passed through the Tamworth area in 1818.
The Lookout is located at the top of White Street and is easily accessible by vehicle or a moderate hike will bring you to this excellent vantage spot. The views are almost 180 degrees and stretch for kilometres into the distance providing incredible views of both the city and Peel River Valley.
The Lookout is surrounded by natural bushland and is the base camp for the Kamilaroi Walking Track, which winds its way through the bushland of Oxley Park linking the Botanic Garden, Marsupial Park, Oxley Lookout and Flagstaff Mountain over a distance of several kilometres. Some sections of the walking track are moderate however other sections are quite challenging.
Facilities include public toilets and a picnic area with plenty of parking. Accessible from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. Please note – gates are locked at night.