Photo of a couple standing at the lookout at sunrise

Mt Wombat Lookout Walk

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Strathbogie, Victoria

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Mount Wombat Lookout Road,
Strathbogie,
Victoria
3666.

Mt Wombat and Garden Range Flora and Fauna Reserve, in the area around Mt Wombat, is perhaps the most well-known nature reserve in the Strathbogie Ranges. Most visitors drive to the top of Mt Wombat for a great view over the Tableland to the east and over the plains to the north and west. But few people venture beyond the track and car-park and fewer still explore other parts of the reserve. Why not explore further and add a bushwalk or a mountain bike ride? Mt Wombat Lookout offers excellent 360-degree views of the area from the plateau on top of Mt Wombat (799 metres). From the lookout, there are spectacular views of Waranga Basin and Goulburn Weir at Nagambie in the distance. It is reached from Euroa-Strathbogie Road. The turn-off is signposted and the road allows you to drive right to the top. The summit is home to the Forest Fire Management Lookout. During summer, a watchful eye is kept for fires in the region. The original hut was built in 1961 but was destroyed by fire (how ironic!) in 1980 when it was struck by lightning. It was quickly rebuilt and is still in operation today. Make sure you don’t stand in the way of our dedicated fire spotters working in the tower. Alternatively, you can park halfway up and enjoy a pleasant walk. There are picnic spots along the way...

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  • Mt Wombat Lookout Walk

    Photo of the sunset as seen from the Mt Wombat lookout

    Mt Wombat and Garden Range Flora and Fauna Reserve, in the area around Mt Wombat, is perhaps the most well known nature reserve in the Strathbogie Ranges. Most visitors drive to the top of Mt Wombat for a great view over the Tableland to the east and over the plains to the north and west. But few people venture beyond the track and car-park and fewer still explore other parts of the reserve. Why not explore further and add a bush walk or a mountain bike ride?

    Travel Method

    • Walk

    Route Type

    • Return over same path

    Difficulty

    • Grade 3

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Photo of Landscape from Lookout
Photo of a couple sitting on a rock
Photo of landscape around Mt Wombat
Photo of a couple enjoying sunrise at Mt Wombat