6 Top Spots: Lookouts To Look For

Want to get high? Visit these lookouts for the best views of the Tablelands.

  1. Millaa Millaa Lookout

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The peaceful and simply stunning Milla Milla Lookout will take your eyes from the Atherton Tablelands to the coast on a really clear day. At 1070m its one of the best places to take in the beauty of the Tablelands with a 180 degree sweep from northwest to southeast. On McHugh Road, just a short hop from the Kennedy Highway.

 

  1. Undara National Park

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Undara National Park is known for what’s underground but up top is pretty special too. Atkinson’s Lookout is a south east facing granite slab giving exceptional views south to the Granites and Racecourse Hill – the highest shelf volcanic cone in Undara. The lookout carpark is next to the airport and it’s an easy walk to the rock and the stunning outlook.

 

  1. Balancing Rock, Chillagoe National Park

Balancing Rock Lookout has two for the price of one; a panorama of bush country and the puzzling Balancing Rock itself – just how is it staying perched there? This spot is about 2.5km drive from Chillagoe and it’s a short walk form the carpark to the rock and lookout. The vantage point gives wide views of the whole Chillagoe region.

6 Top Spots- Lookouts To Look For - Balancing Rock at Chillagoe by @alex_katja

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Balancing Rock Lookout has two for the price of one; a panorama of bush country and the puzzling Balancing Rock itself – just how is it staying perched there? This spot is about 2.5km drive from Chillagoe and it’s a short walk form the carpark to the rock and lookout. The vantage point gives wide views of the whole Chillagoe region.

 

  1. Mt Lewis Lookout (near Mt Carbine)

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The Mt Lewis Lookout up the Rex Range is the icing on the cake of a four-wheel drive adventure. Take the Mossman-Mt Molloy Road and climb 28km to 1200m. Be on the lookout for wildlife as well as the gobsmacking view; this part of the world is renowned for spectacular fauna and flora, some of it right on the road.

 

  1. Mt Wallum

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Possibly the highest point you can easily drive to in all of Queensland. The Mt Wallum lookout near Atherton is at 1292 metres and gives amazing views in almost all directions of the Atherton Tablelands. Look for signs to the south of Atherton along the Herberton Road for this vantage point.

 

  1. Barron Falls Lookout

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Best in the wet, but impressive all year round. The view out over Barron Falls near Kuranda shouldn’t be missed. You get a good look at the falls and dam at top as well as the gondola gliding over the Kuranda Range and the train tracks cut through the bush. The lookout is signposted from the town and very accessible for everyone.

 

Written by Tanya Snelling. Originally published 8th July 2018