View from Lookout..show yours..

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020 at 12:53
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Well not real high but a view it is.
Camel Hump lookout. Hawker. SA.
Looking westerly and south westerly.
Showing Hawker Cemetery, Yourambulla Range, Yappla Range(Mt Elm), Black Jack Range(Watts Sugar Loaf), Jarvis Hill lookout, Ballast remains of the Old Ghan narrow guage railway.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020 at 14:03

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020 at 14:03
Hi 2208

Looks great from the air

Also the clear blue sky plonks great, the last time we climbed it last September, it was very overcast
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Reply By: rumpig - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 06:03

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 06:03
BLACKDOWN TAB LELANDS....view from lookout on the “4wd” track there (more high clearance then 4wd). If you go for a very short walk through the bush instead of being herded into the fenced for your safety lookout platform area, you’ll get a much better viewing platform. Pic shows a fraction of the over 180 degree view area

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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:21

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:21
Don't let the wind catch you there rumpig..hehe
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 20:29

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 20:29
Here’s another .....
The Summit @ Mt Kaputar

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Reply By: Candace S. - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:22

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:22
Here's the view in one direction from Mount Sonder Lookout (NT) in the West MacDonnells ...



Good view of the top of the Spencer Gulf from the viewing platform atop Mount Brown (SA) ...

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 19:17

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 19:17
It's a decent hike up Mt Sonder, especially in biting cold wind !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 19:37

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Whilst we are in the West Mac ranges, here's one that will have you puffing a lot more than Mt Sonder. Brinkley's Bluff on the Larapinta Trail
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 20:21

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 20:21
Ah yes, made it up that one too !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 20:50

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 20:50
Ahh but did you do it with a 20+kg pack ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 21:00

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 21:00
No, but we did do this overnighter ....
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 21:37

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Without trying to be condescending with the age of your party, that's very impressive !
I only hope I can be that active
Yes did that one as well
Wonderful walk the Larapinta
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 11:38

Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 11:38
Thanks Mark , not so sure we could do it now !!

Here's one last shot of the top of Mt Sonder. My BIL and I pressed on to the top in gale-force, bitterly cold winds ( stupid male egos?) while Ros and Jan waited comfortably in a sheltered nook.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 13:06

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 21:37

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The sheeted track off Wyllie Scarp, in Nuytsland Nature Reserve WA.



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Reply By: Genny - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 13:55

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 13:55
Kroombit Tops lookout. The specks on the ocean are coal ships outside Gladstone harbour about 75 kilometres away. This was the first time I'd been there, and every time since it has been too hazy to see the ocean.

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Follow Up By: rumpig - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 18:33

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Last time we were at Kroombit there, the lookout platform was closed due to termite damage
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 16:12

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C'est magnifique!
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 18:28

Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 18:28
I've learnt something really useful today ...... thanks !

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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 20:02

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A very useful tip....
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:02

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:02
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in Norway is 604m above the water of the fiord.
That is Margaret with her legs over the edge.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:07

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My father on the summit of Mt Olga in 1956.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:14

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Just below the summit of Cradle Mountain Tasi.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:17

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Mt Jerusalem, Tasmania.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:23

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:23
The Bunyeroo Scenic Drive in the Flinders Ranges.
https://youtu.be/lhPsTlP_cTo
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:31

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The Olgas from Uluru, 1967.


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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 17:38

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Sir Frederick Range, Sandy Blight Junction Road, 2003.

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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 18:59

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The Bunyeroo Scenic Drive in the Flinders Ranges.
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Good one Peter
You can also display your pics on youtube by coverting them with a suitable program into an MPEG file.
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Here is an example made as a slide show of pics. All the usual mods can be made and sound can be added ect
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 19:36

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 19:36
The Pyramid, Girraween Qld.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 12:19

Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 12:19
One of my all time favourite lookouts also happens to be the highest accessible point by vehicles in the Flinders.......Mount Caernarvon.......just love the drive and the views.

This was the only good thing about the original Skytrek.... but not a fan of their new drive.

You can still do this great drive by contacting this link.


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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 13:17

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>Mount Caernarvon - The highest accessible point in the Flinders by vehicle<

I knew someone who drove a Hafflinger to the top of Mt McKinlay which is 129m higher.... :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 13:43

Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 13:43
Is this a legal track that anyone can drive Peter?
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 16:02

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I think it was built to put in a communications tower. He drove it in the early 70s.
I doubt it is legal now, if it ever was, and you would probably need a Haffy to do it anyway.
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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 16:51

Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 16:51
Great spot Stephen, been a good old while since I've been there especially since I'm relatively close hehe
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 at 17:58

Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 at 17:58
So basically Peter, as stated above, the Mount Caernarvon Track, still takes you to the highest point legally in the Flinders Ranges
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 17:54

Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 17:54
Lookouts other than Australia? yes or no?

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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 at 17:10

Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 at 17:10
I can't remember the name of this lookout although I have stopped here on several occasions, it is on the Birdsville Development road.


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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 at 17:27

Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 at 17:27
Macca I think that's Deon's Lookout, named in memory of a young helicopter pilot tragically killed in a chopper accident. Was up there pre Covid.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 at 17:34

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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 at 17:43

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Yes Peter, that is it. I didn’t realise it was named for the young pilot. I also have a photo of the plaque.

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