Considered by some to be one of the best lookouts on the Barrington Plateau, the views from Thunderbolt’s Lookout are magnificent. The lookout is named after Captain Thunderbolt, the “gentleman” bushranger who frequented the region.
You’ll find the lookout along the unsealed Barrington Forest Road (aka the Gloucester-Scone Road), be sure to check with Gloucester Visitor Information Centre regarding condition of the road before departing.
A short walk through the snow gums, beech trees and wild flowers will take you to the knoll. Be sure to look up as you may see a wedge-tailed eagle circling in the thermals above.
ELEVATION: 1436 metres
GPS: Latitude -31.915592 ; Longitude 151.505163
ACCESS: A short 10 minute walking track
Distance from Gloucester 55km