Tommys Rock Lookout and Walking Track

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Overview

Highlights

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 of glossy black cockatoos feasting on the nearby she-oaks.

Tommys Rock Lookout and Walking Track is worth adding to your Aussie Bucket List if you enjoy hiking and exploring Australia's great outdoors.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Photography

Facilities

  • Walking trail - 8km, grade 5
  • Parking

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Ensure to check the relevant website for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, admission prices, opening and closing times.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • 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.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees may apply, check the parks website for bookings and further details.

Photo credits: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services | John Spencer


Location & Supplier

Tommys Rock Lookout and Walking Track

Address: Tommys Rock Lookout, Old Grafton Road, Diehard, New South Wales 2370

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