Sylvesters Lookout

15 min to 30 min

890 m

↑ 27 m
↓ -27 m

Easy track
Starting from Lookout Road, Goomburra, this walk takes you to Sylvesters Lookout and back via a singular straightforward track, exploring the rainforest of Main Range National Park along the way. You’ll be met by exceptionally panoramic views in no time, after a peaceful and worthwhile stroll of a walk. The city of Brisbane presents itself to the north while the Scenic Rim and the surrounding hinterland stand out beautifully to the south. Informational signposts at the lookout will help you identify what you see. Keep an eye out for interesting fungi species on trees and the ground as you make your way to the viewpoint. Take care around exposed tree roots. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Lookout Road & Sylvesters Lookout Trail (-27.9759224,152.3807573)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Cunningham Highway, A15
  • Turn on to Goomburra Road, 14 then drive for 9.3 km
  • Turn right onto Frees Road and drive for another 480 m
  • Turn right onto Inverramsay Road and drive for another 24.7 km
  • Keep left onto Lookout Road and drive for another 4.7 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Lookout Road(1.17km south of Mount Castle Lookout), head east along the singular track(Sylvesters Lookout Trail) following the signage. Stay on the designated track to continue towards Sylvesters Lookout.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Lookout Road & Sylvesters Lookout Trail Start heading along Sylvesters Lookout Trail (a walking track).
There is a car park (about 6 m back from the start).
After another 450 m come to "Sylvesters lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 450 m to get back to the start.
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Sylvesters Lookout

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 890 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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