Powers Lookout short walk, Whitlands

Powers Lookout Road, Whitlands

Powers Lookout short walk, Whitlands

Powers Lookout Road, Whitlands

15 m
.17 km
Easy

The rocky escarpment high above the King Valley was the hideout of Harry Power, a notorious but ‘gentlemanly’ bushranger of the 1860s.

Powers Lookout short walk, Whitlands

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The rocky escarpment high above the King Valley was the hideout of Harry Power, a notorious but ‘gentlemanly’ bushranger of the 1860s.

Description

The rocky escarpment high above the King Valley was the hideout of Harry Power, a notorious but ‘gentlemanly’ bushranger of the 1860s.

From the Mansfield-Whitfield Road a three kilometre trip along a gravel road brings you to a parking area with picnic tables and toilets.

There are two lookout points providing sweeping views of the surrounding mountain and valley landscape.

The first lookout has wheelchair access.

A short walk (about 400 metres return) with a series of ladders takes you to a viewing platform at the northern most point of the rocky outcrop.

It is easy to imagine why Power chose this site for a hideout.

There is also a 20-minute return walk through the bush to a waterhole amongst beautiful rocky ledges. Follow the path near the toilets in a westerly direction.

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Points of Interest

1. Carpark viewing bay

When you arrive at the lookout there are picnic tables interpretative boards a pit toilet and viewing bay.

2. Steps down to main lookout

You travel over rocks and ladders to the original or main lookout.

3. View looking back at ladders

Breathtaking view looking back at ladders and track

4. Powers Lookout

View from original lookout.


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Nature trail Nature trail