Tommys Rock Lookout and Walking Track

For unending scenic wilderness views over The Great Dividing Range, head for Tommys Rock lookout and walking track, in beautiful Mann River Nature Reserve, near Glen Innes. The imposing rocky knob, a short drive from Mann River campground and picnic area, is accessible by a short walk. However fit bushwalkers will love the challenge of the steep walking track to the summit. Whichever way you get there, the crisp mountain air and panoramic views will take your breath away.

Named after Tommy McPherson, a remarkable Aboriginal man who, legend suggests, was a skilled stockman, bushranger, escaped fugitive and gold digger. If you’re walking the steep track, pause to catch your breath and keep your eyes peeled for signs of Tommy’s secret gold mine.

Brush-tailed rock wallabies, with their distinct cheek stripe, live around the rocks near the lookout. You might also hear the raucous glossy black cockatoos feasting on the nearby she-oaks.

Nearby events

  1. Author Talk: Jenny Old

    Wednesday 27 June 2018 , Glen Innes

    Jenny Old will be attending the Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre. She will be talking about her recent novel 'Back of beyond'. It is a story about an indomitable woman living in Australia. Hope to see you all there!…

    27 Jun
  2. Tartan Day

    Saturday 30 June 2018 , Glen Innes

    The Australian Standing Stones Management Board of Glen Innes have organised an International Tartan Day dinner for Saturday 30th June, at the Highlands Restaurant, New England Motor Lodge. Tartan Day is held on July 1st which is the ann…

    30 Jun
  3. Glen Innes Cottage Markets

    Saturday 30 June 2018 to Saturday 17 November 2018 , Glen Innes

    Glen Innes Cottage markets are held every Saturday at the Lions park, come and see the variety of tasty local produce and variety of products.…

    30 Jun - 17 Nov