Emberys Lookout walk

Cnr Ranch Rd & Emberys Lookout Track, Mt Mittamatite

Emberys Lookout walk

Cnr Ranch Rd & Emberys Lookout Track, Mt Mittamatite

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30 m
1.27 km
Intermediate

This is a short walk that offers a lot. The likely flora and fauna observations as you walk to the lookout, the long, deep views into the Corryong Valley and those across to the craggy alpine range.

Emberys Lookout walk

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This is a short walk that offers a lot. The likely flora and fauna observations as you walk to the lookout, the long, deep views into the Corryong Valley and those across to the craggy alpine range.

Description

Mt Mittamatite Regional Park is alive with indigenous flora and fauna, home to diverse ecosystems and astounding views. Once a volcanic plug, it is characterised by rocky slopes, outcrops and crags popular with climbers. Embreys Lookout adds another layer of pleasure to this adventure playground.

The pink granite of the lookout is by its very nature also a perfect location for remarkable views of the Corryong Valley and the Kosciusko alpine range opposite.

The 16km road up to this 1000m peak is recommended as dry weather only. It is another 500m from the Ranch Rd intersection along Emberys Lookout Track to the lookout itself. It is well worth walking from this intersection instead of driving. Flora and fauna encounters are likely to add value to your visit as the bushland beautifully regenerates post bushfires.

There is a picnic table and fire grate BBQ at the end of the Emberys Lookout Track before the short walk to the mountain edge. Drops are sheer, views are uninterrupted (depending on the weather) and spectacular. The granite is pink enough to make you look twice before you get used to it.

Once you get to the end of the dirt track the walking path is quite short, but also uneven and rocky. Those unsteady on their feet should take care.

Keep well clear of the precipices. There is nothing to prevent a long fall. Keep a close eye on any children with you.

Dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash.

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Points of Interest

1. Cnr of Ranch Road and Emberys Lookout Track

The gentle 500m slope up to the lookout is worth walking if just to experience first hand the regenerating bush after devastating fires.

2. Wildflowers

Spring and summer see a profusion of wildflowers along the track such as this attractive Common Flat Pea.

3. Wildlife

As the bush regenerates animal numbers grow. Here a Black Wallaby takes pause on the track.

4. Amenities

There is one picnic table and fire grate at the end of Emberys Lookout Track.

5. The walk to the edge

A trailmarked modest slope of rough pink granite takes you the final 80 meters or so to the views.

6. A landmark finding cairn

A handy granite cairn topped with a brass direction indicator identifies nearby landmarks.

7. Amazing views and granite

The view to the north sees endless mountains. The pink granite you look across is really something special too.

8. Mountain views

Looking out to the snow capped alpine range never ceases to make you pause to consciously appreciate Australia's high country.

9. View across Corryong

Corryong is the only sizeable town in the area. It sits tiny on the valley floor immediately below the lookout.


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