Budds Mare lookout

The view from Budds Mare lookout, looking over to the distant mountains of Paradise Rocks, Oxley
Budds Mare lookout, with a sweeping view across the gorge to Paradise Rocks and mountains, Oxley

Budds Mare lookout

Walcha, New South Wales 2354

1300 072 757



Budds Mare lookout is a well-equipped picnic area set in beautiful bushland above the Apsley River Valley. There are wonderful views from the lookout across the World Heritage-listed rainforest and over the Apsley River. You’ll be able to see across the gorge to Paradise Rocks, and further north to Round Mountain and Point Lookout. You can access the campground from here as well as the walking track down the ridge to the Riverside visitor area. The track is steep and this is considered a hard return walk of 14km, taking about three hours each way, so if you’re planning to walk the track set off early and prepare well with food, water and first aid supplies.

Facilities found here

Barbeque, 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.