O’Hares Creek Lookout

Just south of Campbelltown lies the Dharawal National Park. The entrance to the park is in Victoria Road, Wedderburn.

An easy one and a half kilometre walk along a broad fire trail with some beautiful gum trees takes you to a right hand turn off and a short walk to the O’Hares Creek Lookout, which provides a wide panoramic view across the gorge and tempting glimpses of O’Hares Creek far below.

We met no other person while we were in the park until we bumped into a solitary local resident taking his daily walk near the exit, just as we were leaving.

2015-02-10 Dharawal Fire Trail
2015-02-10 Dharawal Fire Trail – the way out.
2015-02-10 Dharawal Entrance
2015-02-10 Dharawal Entrance – the way in.
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 4
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 4
2015-02-10 Dharawal O'Hares Creek Lookout
2015-02-10 Dharawal O’Hares Creek Lookout
2015-02-10 Dharawal Scribbly Bark Tree
2015-02-10 Dharawal Scribbly Gum Eucalyptus Tree
2015-02-10 Dharawal O'Hares Creek Gorge 2
2015-02-10 Dharawal O’Hares Creek Gorge 2

360 degree interactive photosphere:

2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 3
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 3
2015-02-10 Dharawal O'Hares Creek Gorge 1
2015-02-10 Dharawal O’Hares Creek Gorge 1
2015-02-10 Dharawal Scribbly Bark Detail
2015-02-10 Dharawal Scribbly Bark Detail
2015-02-10 Dharawal O'Hares Creek 4
2015-02-10 Dharawal O’Hares Creek 4
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 1a
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 1a
2015-02-10 Dharawal Memorial Plaque
2015-02-10 Dharawal Memorial Plaque to those who fought for a National Park.
2015-02-10 Dharawal O'Hares Creek 3
2015-02-10 Dharawal O’Hares Creek 3
2015-02-10 Dharawal O'Hares Creek 2
2015-02-10 Dharawal O’Hares Creek 2 – it’s a long way down!
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 2
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 2
2015-02-10 Dharawal Red Ant
2015-02-10 Dharawal Giant Red Ant on Guard
2015-02-10 Dharawal O'Hares Creek 1
2015-02-10 Dharawal O’Hares Creek 1
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 1b
2015-02-10 Dharawal Tree 1b

Getting there:


Directions: From Campbelltown, follow Appin Road, Woodland Road, Karrabul Road, Wedderburn Road, Minerva Road, & Lysaght Road .
Then take a left turn and drive along Victoria Road to the park entrance gate.
Walk down the fire trail and follow the U shape. When the trail straightens out and just before reaching the left hand junction, turn right along a narrow sealed footpath to the lookout.


All images © R.Powell


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