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The Rock lookout

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

Overview

The Rock lookout is the terminus point of Yerong walking track, offering stellar scenic views over the surrounding area with great birdwatching opportunities.

Type
Lookouts
Where
The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your  binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

The Rock lookout offers spectacular views, comprises the remains of an old trig point and is a rewarding way to end your hike along Yerong walking track. On a clear day you can see to Galore Hills in the west, and the snow-capped peak of Mount Kosciuszko far in the distance, as well as the Bogong Range and Victorian Alps.

The Rock lookout is a great place for birdwatching, as native peregrine falcons nest at and around The Towers. Artistically inclined travellers might like to bring a sketchbook, or perhaps a camera to capture scenery.

Keep your eyes peeled for wildflowers like bluebells and yellow wattle bloom. Near the bare cliff tops, Dwyer’s mallee gum and drooping sheoak have taken root. After admiring the view, head for The Rock picnic area down below and enjoy a leisurely, well earned lunch. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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The Rock lookout, The Rock Nature Reserve. Photo: C Killick