Basin Gully to Eualdrie Lookout Track
This fascinating and challenging walk takes you through several different vegetation communities, deep gullies and ridges and then onto a plateau where you can look to the east towards Grenfell. You’ll be surrounded by white box, Blakely’s red gum, grey box and fuzzy box. As you move up the slope, you go through heathland dominated by shrubby she-oak and then into open forest dominated by mugga ironbark and black cypress pine. The views across the surrounding farming country and along the rugged escarpment on the eastern side of the Weddin Mountains are equally breathtaking.
The walk up to Eualdrie lookout at the top of this range is an adventurous hike. Start from Ben Hall’s campground and follow a marked trail through rugged terrain to the lookout, where wonderful scenic views await. You can return the same way or keep moving on to Peregrine lookout and Holy Camp.
Up the mountain where the understorey gets thicker, smaller birds like wrens, robins and warblers can be spotted flittering among the treetops. Emus often dart in among the trees as well. At the lookouts, birdwatchers will be in their element as wedge-tailed eagles and peregrine falcons are often seen swooping and plunging overhead.