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Flat Rock lookout

Coorabakh National Park

Overview

Flat Rock lookout offers scenic views over the Coxcomb, Goonook and Killabakh nature reserves, as well as great picnicking and birdwatching opportunities.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Coorabakh National Park
Price
Free
Opening times

Flat Rock lookout is always open but may have to close at times due to flood events, poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

Flat Rock lookout has a tricky name. There’s nothing flat about the 500m drop, though the sheer sides of the escarpment offer some of the most scenic views in the region. This beautiful rock formation is the remnant of a vast volcano that once dominated Comboyne Plateau to the west.

A small fenced viewing platform opens out over sweeping plains. On clear days, the Coxcomb, Goonook and Killabakh nature reserves are visible far into the distance, laid out like a green and yellow patchwork of dense blackbutt forests and grassy fields. Be sure to bring binoculars and a camera too – birds of prey are known to nest in the cliffs, with peregrine falcons and wedge-tailed eagles sometimes circling overhead, making this a great spot for birdwatching.

To extend a visit, take advantage of the nearby tables and turn Flat Rock lookout into a dramatic place to picnic, perhaps using the view to mull the rest of your day and the natural bounty of Coorabakh National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
Flat Rock lookout, Coorabakh National Park. Photo: John Spencer