Dungeon lookout

Dungeon lookout

Atholwood, New South Wales 2361

1300 072 757



After rain, the Severn River churns with extra volume, its water rushing in thunderous flow. A deep river gorge called The Dungeon is the most dramatic passage, with steep walls and granite cascades. This lookout takes you to the top of the gorge, with a scenic view down into the swell. Be sure to keep an eye on the kids there are cliffs nearby and surfaces are slippery in the wet. The lookout also offers fine views across the surrounding countryside, with white cypress pines, tumbledown gums, and ironbarks knitting together to form a rich canopy of native trees. On your way to the lookout, you'll pass open plains areas with eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked wallabies: be sure to bring your camera. The best time to see animals is September through to March. There are a number of migratory birds that you won't see until spring, so if birdwatching is of interest, plan your trip accordingly. Mornings and evenings are best for visits, especially on hot days; avid hikers can extend their day by continuing on Junction walk, then settle down for a long barbecue at one of the tables in Lemon Tree Flat campground.

Facilities found here

Barbeque, Carpark, Lookouts, Non Smoking,

Accessibility Information

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.,

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.