John Forrest Lookout - WA

  Camp Fee


DEG: -29.309231 116.730721
DMS: 29º 18' 33.23" S 116º 43' 50.59" E
UTM: 50 J 6757723mN 473851mE
Altitude: 403m


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Morton Rd
Rothsay WA 6620
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During an 1897 expedition, Australian explorer Sir John Forrest established his survey point on the top of a hill later named John Forrest Lookout. This lookout forms part of the Damperwah Hills, which Forrest discovered and named during his 1869 search of the explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt.

The lookout allows a 360° panoramic view of surrounding station country. Picnic facilities and toilets are located at the base on the hill.
Please note: the walk to the lookout is 750m uphill.

Camping is permitted, $8pp/night. This site is located within the Karara Rangelands Park.
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Closest Climatic Station

Morawa Airport
Distance from John Forrest Lookout 69.44km W
Mean Max. °C37.236.633.328.924.320.018.620.122.927.931.835.1
Mean Min. °C19.820.217.914.
Mean Rain mm23.320.115.413.040.439.945.331.724.58.99.716.3

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