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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk: Baroon Lookout

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk: Baroon Lookout
Montville
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2.2km
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Enjoy spectacular views over Baroon Dam, Obi Obi Creek and gorge and the magnificent treescape of this area.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers, a little elevation.

HIGHLIGHTS
This interesting and famous 5.4km return walk is the start section of 58 km Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.and also the 1st part of the much longer option in to the impressive Kondalilla falls, for those feeling very energetic. (Google: Kondalilla topographic map.)

From Baroon Pocket carpark on Narrows Road step through the ‘great walks’ wooden archway, perhaps after an obligatory selfie, then meander on a surfaced rain-forested path for the first part. Eventually the trail narrows and steepens and climbs over 100m to the lookout. Narrows lookout is about half way to Baroon lookout for a shorter side trip and views of the Narrows Gorge.

At the Baroon Lookout there are great views over Baroon Pocket Dam and wall, the Obi Obi Creek and gorge and the dense forest. These views are well worth the walk.

AFTERWARDS
The track continues from the lookout. It is about 4 kms to the Flat Rock Swimming hole (approx. 12 kms return in total from the carpack) and further destinations beyond that. Great to walk and explore at some point.

When your return to the carpark, drop down to the right hand end to the northern recreation area which is a day use area open from 5.30 am to 5.30 pm 7 days a week. There you can have a closer look at the Dam wall and enjoy a picnic.

On the left hand end of the Narrows Road is the Secrets on the Lake, a wonderful café and boutique accommodation.

The bustling tourist town of Montville has many options for refreshments after.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: From Montville’s main street take Western Avenue for about 3 km and then turn left into Narrows Road. Follow this road almost to the end. The Baroon Pocket Dam Carpark is on your right.

To the end point: This is a there and back route, unless you are wanting to do a longer walk through to Kondilla Falls (12 km away) with a car shuttle plan.

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