Powers Lookout

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.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet


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