Gan Gan Lookout
Gan Gan Lookout
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jatti72
Sydney, Australia60 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
If you're in Nelson Bay your trip is incomplete without a visit to this lookout. This is a must. Make sure you walk the short walk to the actual lookout and just not to the right hand side of the carpark
Written July 8, 2020
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Anita T
Forster, Australia11,744 contributions
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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teejayy_xx
Sydney, Australia528 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Great lookout that can be easily seen. Drive your car all the way to the top and it’s a very short walk to the lookout point. There is parking at the top which is very small so I don’t know how it would be on a busy weekend day as I went on a Wednesday. Soak in the views of the area and enjoy!
Written November 5, 2020
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JJ B
Hindley, UK76 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We tried to do Gan Gan Point lookout when we drove into Nelson Bay, but it was misty due to the rain so we did it on the way out and it’s only a few minutes drive from Nelson Bay. So glad we returned. 30 minutes is ideal. Views are spectacular on a clear day. Lots of history too so read the boards.
Written February 19, 2020
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany2,622 contributions
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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1experience
Newcastle, Australia5 contributions
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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apim
Sydney, Australia347 contributions
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, Australia153 contributions
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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Star_Trekers2000
Sydney, Australia925 contributions
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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Linda C
Greater Sydney, Australia35 contributions
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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