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ABOUT: Another less trodden view from these rocks, LO 3 has a fantastic framing foreground overlooking the Megalong Valley. This lookout is between Lookout 2 and Cahill’s on the map, and you have to walk past lookout 2 area first.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: Tripod essential as the sun goes down directly opposite, so grads or bracket blends critical. A 16-35mm will give good coverage, but panorama stitching is tempting. A 100mm good for spotting Narrowneck or interesting shapes up and down the ridge.

GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: Park at Cahill’s and walk south on Cliff Drive about 50m, look for the hidden trail just after the steel railing finishes. It’s a rather overgrown 1-2 min walk out to the escarpment edge. Once out on the edge, lookout 3 is around further to the right, slightly behind, the ‘0’ in this screenshot , it requires you to walk over some scrub, but the view is obvious once you get onto the safe rocks here.

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