Mount Keira Lookout

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Overview

Highlights

Mt Keira is a local landmark of Wollongong, towering 463.9 metres high and casting its protective shadow over this beautiful city. It’s located just four kilometres northwest of Wollongong's Central Business District, it forms part of the Illawarra escarpment and provides sweeping views over Wollongong.

Keira is an Indigenous Australian term meaning large lagoon or high mountain. The Dharawal Aboriginal people called it Djera, meaning wild turkey. The first maps of the area called it Keera, later adding the i. The mountain is usually pronounced Kee-rah.

The natural beauty of Mt Keira gives an unspoiled backdrop to the City of Wollongong. It’s home to the popular 5.5 kilometre Mt Keira Ring Track, a walking track which passes through varied terrains and forests of the Illawarra Escarpment, starting and finishing in a scenic picnic spot.

Mt Keira lookout is located on Mt Keira Road and is accessible seven days a week during daylight hours. There is a kiosk serving coffee and light meals as well as barbecue facilities and public toilets.

Activities

  • Sight-seeing
  • Picnics

Facilities

  • Walking trail - 5.5km loop | 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours | grade 4
  • Lookout
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Toilets

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for the most up to date information.
  • Ensure you observe all safety signs. Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring Australia.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.

Photo & content credits: Destination NSW


Location & Supplier

Mount Keira Lookout

Address: Mount Keira Lookout, Mount Keira, New South Wales 2500

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