Just 10 km outside of Wongan Hills, you will find Mount O’Briend Lookout. It was opened in 2001 offering tourist the opportunity to see a 360 degree view of the Australian Golden Outback.
Mount O’Brien Lookout is the 2nd highest point in the Wongan Hills measuring 424 meters. The spiral walkway offers guest the opportunity to see a view from a different perspective.
At the pinnacle of the Lookout, there are different plaques showing a variety of landmarks. This includes a direct line of sight to Wongan Hills Town, Mt. Matilda Hill, Lake Ninan and Lake Hinds Neakaling.
Barbecue and picnic tables translate in to a perfect lunch or sunset dinner. However, there are no rubbish bins which means you must take all your trash back with you. There is also no toilets on site, so I can only suspect these stops would be short.
Another thing to factor in, if you plan to take this journey, is that no trailers, campers or motor-homes are allowed on the tracks. It is not the fact they are not allowed but more so that fact that the narrow gravel road has sharp turns which will cause blockage. There is signage outside of the lookout area explaining the types of vehicles allowed. However, it would probably be best to check with the Wongan Hills Tourism office before making your way to this experience.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. As it was mid-August, the wildflowers were just starting to show their colors. The temperature was cool and tolerable. And the air was crystal clear offering perfect photo opportunities. Of course, choose the right time of the day would be a bonus, however in our case – we were grateful for the opportunity to see this area.
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