Starting from the car park off Narrows Road, North Maleny, this walk takes you to the Baroon Lookout and back via the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk Track, optionally visiting the Narrows Lookout along the way. Notice the lovely scenery around you as you make your way through the lively woodland. Take in the exceptional views over Obi Obi Creek from the lookouts, with each giving you a distinct point of view due to the elevation difference. There are plenty of birds along with goannas and bush turkeys residing in the area. See if you can spot a monitor lizard in spite of its exceptional camouflage skills. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Keep left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 180 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 1.8 km
Turn left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 60 m
Turn left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 1.2 km
Continue onto Woombye-Palmwoods Road and drive for another 45 m
Turn left onto Margaret Street and drive for another 120 m
Keep right onto Margaret Street and drive for another 1.5 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Palmwoods-Montville Road and drive for another 275 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Palmwoods - Montville Road and drive for another 8 km
Turn slight right onto Montville-Mapleton Road, 23 and drive for another 260 m
Turn left onto Western Avenue and drive for another 3.3 km
Turn left onto Narrows Road and drive for another 2.2 km
Turn right and drive for another 30 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Narrows Road(275 metres northeast of Secrets on the Lake Hotel), pass through the bollard and head towards the sheltered area in which there are multiple informative signposts. Then, follow the signage and head along the singular track meandering along Obi Obi Creek(to the left) to continue along the Baroon Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Narrows Lookout. Located alongside Obi Obi Creek, this viewpoint provides you a quite picturesque view. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 980 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 790 m continue straight.
After another 25 m come to "Baroon Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
This optional side trip takes you to the Narrows Lookout. Located alongside Obi Obi Creek, this viewpoint provides you a quite picturesque view.
Directions & comments
After another 145 m come to "Narrows Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 145 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)