Mount Wooroolin

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View from Mount Wooroolin Lookout looking towards Kingaroy. The lookout is just over 4km west of Kingaroy, park at the lookout or walk the trail from below the mountain to the top

Developed as a bicentennial project, Mount Wooroolin Lookout is just over 4km west of Kingaroy. It has a grassed picnic area, with tables and seating, and BBQs. Unfortunately, there are no toilets.

The lookout itself is from an elevated hill offering panoramic views of the area, but some of the views can be seen without going up. The ramp is steep up to the elevated hill. The area is a large open grass area, with some tables and seating, and gas BBQs.

The drive up the sealed road to the lookout is very steep and narrow. After turning into the road up to the lookout, signs display caravans and trailers are not permitted to drive up to the lookout. There is a turning point on the left for caravans and trailers, from which a walking trail leads up to the lookout.

The walking trail is in the nature reserve the lookout is in, with a eucalyptus woodland and dry vine forest. There is no signage for the walking trail, and really only noticeable by the top of the stairs at the top of the walk where it finishes near the junction of the loop at the lookout. The walk has two main trails, both accessed from the same entry point at the turning point at the bottom, splitting a short way in.

 

The right walking trail is denser, darker, and steeper with stairs for most of the climbing sections. It is the shorter trail, but this means it climbs quicker. Luckily it has rest points with a bench to sit and have a breather along the way.

The left trail is more open, allowing more sun to get through. Much of it is flat and is a longer walk than the other trail. Towards the end, it becomes quite steep, without any stairs until it joins up with the other trail.

Where the two trails meet at the top, there is a final flight of stairs that come out on the road leading to the lookout. Walk straight across and up the side road to arrive at the park of the lookout.

There is a trail between the two trails part way along. The entrance to this along the left trail is not clear as it is quite covered with foliage but is easily seen along the right trail.

 

To get there:

From Bunya Hwy (Youngman St) in the township of Kingaroy, turn into Haly St with the brown sign for Mt Wooroolin heading west. After 2.3km turn right into Mount Wooroolin Rd, and continue for 600m. Turn left before the road becomes gravel, into the road that leads to the lookout. The turn around point is 250m from the left turn.

Cost: Free

Hours: Anytime

Toilets: No

Bins: Yes

Tables: Yes

Seating: Yes

Water: No

Food: No

Wheelchair accessible: Yes, for lookout area, but the ramp to the elevated hill is steep and assistance may be needed

Pets: Not specified

Playground: No

BBQ: Yes, gas


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