Mt Mackenzie Scenic Drive

This short drive gives visitors an opportunity to view some of the unusual granite outcrops which can be found throughout the district. These are quite spectacular and many unique formations of granite can be seen. Mainly a sheep grazing area with some cattle, it is in sharp contrast to the open grazing areas on the eastern side of town. The drive takes approximately 1 hour and is 38km long. The road is unsealed, but is in good condition and suitable for 2WDs.

Travelling north from the Visitors Centre, turn left into Molesworth Street. Travel on Sunnyside Loop Road following the signs, and after approximately 8km turn left into Kildare Road. Follow this to Gum Flat Road, then turn right to Mount Mackenzie Lookout (follow the signs).

Points of Interest: Doctors Nose, Small Bald Rock, Mole River District and Draining Rock.

Alternatively, take the shorter sealed road from Douglas Street. Please note the turnoff from Gum Flat Road to the lookout is partly unsealed.

From the lookout there are great views of the town area and surrounding district.  The barbeque facilities (and you) are 1298m above sea level. Observe the area of timbered country to the north, this is Boonoo Boonoo Tableland. It includes Girraween National Park in QLD, Bald Rock and Boonoo Boonoo National Parks in NSW. The rock on top of a mountain, just before the edge of the tableland drops into the Cataract River to the right, marks the Woollool Woolloolni Aboriginal Place.

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