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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lookout Rock - Olinda

One of the best walks in the Olinda Section of the Dandenong Ranges National Park is to the Lookout Rock.

I visited this interesting geographical feature on December 20, 2008. My 4.5 km route was along gated Mathias Rd, starting at the junction with Falls Rd, then into Golf Course Track and to the Rock.

My return route was back along Golf Course Track, then along Cornus Track, meeting Mathias Rd, and back to the start.

There are excellent views from Golf Course Track and Mathias Rd across the Upper Yarra Valley to the Yarra Ranges.

The Rock has been a favourite destination for walkers since the early 1900s, and is adjacent to the Olinda Golf Course.

In earlier years, there were good panoramas from the Rock, but these are now obscured by tall timber regrowth.

A lyrebird was seen crossing Mathias Rd!

The Hamer Arboretum borders Mathias Rd.

See the
Photos of my trip, which inclide some historical images of the Rock as it was in the year 1910!

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