Thunderbolts Lookout Walking Track

Thunderbolts lookout walking track meanders through the bush from Nomads picnic area along a well-defined trail. Enjoy the colourful display of wildflowers during the warmer months along the way.

The last 200 metres is mostly steps which climb through a rock shelter and up a steep 5m metal ladder; it’s a challenging climb, but one where you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.

Named after the famous local bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt, the lookout offers spectacular 360 degree panoramic views. From such a great vantage point it’s a good time to see if you can see the rare glossy black cockatoo, often seen in pairs, flying overhead.

Catch your breath, take in the view then wander back to the picturesque Nomad picnic area, or Nomad’s Retreat as the locals call it, for a well-earned rest and a relaxing afternoon picnic under the trees.

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