McLeods Lookout (Kooyoora State Park)

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McLeods Lookout (Kooyoora State Park)

Walk in the shade of Kooyoora’s ancient granite landscape and marvel at fantastic views from atop McLeod’s lookout.

McLeod’s Lookout can be accessed via the Southern Walking track (1.8km) with a 1.5 hr return. The more adventurous can attempt the Long Rock Walking track which is 5.3km taking 2.3 hrs, both walks start from the Meville Caves Picnic Area. Rock scrambles and a tricky path make this an intermediate walk. The walk leads to a lookout placed on a rocky outcrop that provides spectacular panoramic views of the Inglewood district to the East of the Kooyoora State Park. During spring and late winter the area is bursting with colourful wildflower and golden wattles, remember to enjoy with your eyes and leave them where they are. Wallabys, Kangaroos, and reptiles frequent the walking path, so take care and remember to keep a respectful distance. The lookout is also renowned as a site for bird watching, so be sure to bring your binoculars! The area can be slippery in the wetter months so take care when rainfall has occurred in the area.

Take all rubbish away for recycling or disposal. Summer temperatures can be extreme, carry plenty of water and drink often. Wear sturdy footwear, a hat, and light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing. Watch out for snakes which are more active in spring, summer and autumn. If you see a snake, stand still and don’t panic. Snakes nearly always move away when they feel footstep vibrations.

The area is prone to Bushfires in warmer months. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. For up to date information on bushfires in Victoria call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226, download the VicEmergency app, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au or tune into a local radio station. Check the forecast fire danger before leaving home. Consider not visiting forest or bushland on stormy days or days of high bushfire risk.

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McLeods Lookout (Kooyoora State Park)

Facilities

Lookout

Need to know

McLeods Lookout (Kooyoora State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • No drones without a permit

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Kooyoora State Park - Closed

Kooyoora State Park is closed until further notice due to damage sustained to the road network during the rainfall events over the past few months. All efforts are being made to open the park as soon as possible. Parks Victoria and the local Rangers thank you for your understanding and patience. 

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

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