Powers Lookout Road, Whitlands 3678
The rocky escarpment high above the King Valley was the hideout of Harry Power, a notorious but ‘gentlemanly’ bushranger of the 1860s.
From the Mansfield-Whitfield Road, a three-kilometre trip along a gravel road brings you to a parking area with picnic tables and toilets.
There are two lookout points providing sweeping views of the surrounding mountain and valley landscape.
The first lookout has wheelchair access.
A short walk (0.4 kilometres) with a series of ladders takes you to a viewing platform at the northernmost point of the rocky outcrop.
It is easy to imagine why Power chose this site for a hideout.
There is also a 20-minute return walk through the bush to a waterhole amongst beautiful rocky ledges. Follow the path near the toilets in a westerly direction.
Powers Lookout Road ,
Powers Lookout Walk
Powers Lookout walk