MT. TINBEERWAH LOOKOUT
I saw this lookout on a map and thought it might be worth a look.
Driving along from Cooroy to Tewantin, a Mountain with a large rocky outcrop came into view, this was Mt. Tinbeerwah. Following a steep, windy road, we drove quite a way up the mountain side until we reached a parking area & Toilets.
After parking the car, the next stop was the notice board which gave me a description of the tracks, and what wildlife, birdlife, and flora I may hopefully see! I also read the Mountain is used for abseiling.
Heading up the track, I was surprised that it was a good concrete path, and where there wasn’t concrete, I walked over the natural rocky outcrop. On the way up, I came across a legless Lizard, [looks similar to a Snake] on the middle of the path. I stopped for "breathers" along the way, and at the same time, took photo opportunities of the far reaching views of Lakes & beautiful farmland.
On reaching the top, I climbed the fire tower to the first level, the higher levels were closed to the public. Mt Tinbeerwah was created by volcanic activity millions of years ago and is 265 metres high. Views from here are far reaching and fantastic! You can see the ocean, Noosa, the Noosa River and Mountains.
Heading back down the path, I was nearly at the bottom, when an Eastern Brown Snake slithered across the track at a fast speed, obviously, he had felt my vibrations. This was April and a warm day, so keep your eyes open when walking here!
About a 45min return walk.
If you have your own transport, try and come here, to me, it’s a MUST VISIT!
This website gives information on abseiling on Mt. Tinbeerwah.......