Gan Gan Lookout
Gan Gan Lookout
4.5
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Anita T
Forster, Australia12,781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
We love going up to Gan Gan Lookout to take in the lovely views over the district. You really have views in all directions from the vast sand dunes to the South, the entrance to the vast waterway as well as to the west.
Great place to watch the sunset but one of my favourite things to look at and photograph at the lookout are the wonderful Gymea Lillies which were in full bloom.
The walk up to the top is easy and there is plenty of parking if people do the right thing.
Written July 22, 2021
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1experience
Newcastle, Australia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
A five minute drive around the hill gets you to small car park (maybe a dozen car spaces) at top where you have views over one mile and birubi. Get out of the car and walk up a slight inclined path for a couple hundred metres (less than 5min walk) to the main lookout north and west over the bay and ocean. Good value quick reasonable lookout for the low entry price of nothing.
Written September 24, 2020
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Star_Trekers2000
Sydney, Australia945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Gan Gan Hill is a free activity and worth the drive to the top. Sunrise would be amazing from here. The panoramic views of the Port Stephens area are spectacular and help you to appreciate the beauty of the bays. There is limited free parking so it could get busy during peak travel times. Remember to walk to the lower lookout as it provides views over the ocean.
Written June 17, 2020
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apim
Canberra, Australia352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
What a lovely view. Almost 270 degree viewing angle. A must place for panoramas in phone. There are two lookouts actually - one at car park and the main one a short stroll up
Written December 7, 2020
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AnnieT2161
Sydney, Australia142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Good lookout point! You drive your car up the steep drive to a smallish car park then take a very short walk on concrete footpath from there to the lookout. Best to try to get there mid week as early as possible because hardly anyone there and no one on the narrow drive up. My 80yo Mum and elderly brother enjoyed it. Easy activity to tick of your to do list!
Written October 20, 2020
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C_and_J_Lewis
Sydney, Australia458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Gorgeous views especially on a clear day and even better they are FREE. There is no where to picnic, but well worth a visit. Don't get caught out and only go to the lookout where the carpark is. The main lookout is to the left of where you park (not the obvious one at the right). Well worth a quick stop, but nothing to hang around for.
Written June 3, 2020
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Fadi Haddad
Sydney, Australia145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Drove up to Gan Gan lookout on the first day arriving at Port Stephens. It offers amazing views of the whole area and an amazingly romantic sunset with the wife. Small but informative. Highly recommended.
Written June 25, 2020
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Linda C
Greater Sydney, Australia33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Very high lookout over all of Port Stephens easily accessed by car and a short slightly steep walk. You can see all of the Heads opening out to the Ocean and lots of landmarks of the area. There is a direction post with places like New York etc for overseas visitors to orient themselves.
Written October 18, 2020
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sydtrotter
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We went with family and friends here as a part of our Port Stephens tour. You'll have to drive up to the top and at the end of the road, there's a few parking slots (parking was a bit tight though). You might have to wait for a slot if the place is packed but when we went there we're lucky to have it among ourselves. From the parking lot, it was a short and easy stroll - we even have a 2 year old walk with us to the lookout. The view was totally amazing, I'll definitely recommend this stop when you're around the area.
Written June 14, 2021
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I was on my way south after having spent a couple of days over in Shoal Bay and took the road signposted off towards the Gan Gan Lookout. The relatively short, windy road lead up to a small car park, which on the morning in question was practically empty.

The walk from this car park to the Lookout area is short. And from the top you get wonderful all round views of this magnificent coastline. Certainly worth the short detour to enjoy such natural beauty.
Written December 21, 2022
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