Kimberley's Lookout

Track grade: Moderate with some steep gradients (90 minutes return)

 

Access:

Access to the track is from the Kimberley's Lookout track carpark on Badger's Rd.

Getting there:

Take the Nook Rd (C150) north from the centre of Sheffield (near Bossimi's Bakery) and then turn right into Badgers Rd after 2.7 km. At the junction 350m ahead, take a side road and park your car but be mindful to leave space for others.

Location for car park (Google Maps)

Tracks: 

Kimberley's Lookout Track: 

This is a 90-minute return trip to the lookout with sections of moderate difficulty and some short, steep bits. From the boom gate, take the gravel path that is well-marked with pink ribbons all along the way. This track leads the walker to the lookout, which is the trig point marked by a white pillar. Another lookout that offers good views is located 50m past the trig point. Retrace your steps to return to the carpark.

Kimberley's Lookout Track Circuit:

This is an alternative return from the lookout/trig point to the car park. The track is easy to follow and is moderately steep. It starts from the NW side of the trig point and is marked with green tape. It descends continuously down the side of the mountain to the main track. During and after rain, the track may have some slippery patches. 

Alternative Lookout: 

If you continue down the circuit track from the trig point, another track 50 metres down and to the left leads to a different lookout point. It is marked with orange tape and will take you to some rocks that offer fantastic views of Mount Roland and Sheffield.

 

Kimerleys Lookout view

View from Kimberley's Lookout

 

What else to look out for?

The common birds in this region include the Superb Fairywren, Tasmanian Scrubwren, Eastern Spinebill, Tasmanian Thornbill, Striated Pardalote, New Holland Honeyeaters, Olive Whistlers, etc. Wedge-Tailed Eagles and Grey Goshawks also frequent the area.

Some of the animals found nearby are the Wombat, Echidna, Pademelons, Bennett's Wallaby, Brushtail possum, and the enigmatic Tasmanian Devil. Lizards including Blue Tongued Lizards, while snakes including Tigers Snakes and White-Lipped Snakes.

Map

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