Mermaid Lookout Track
Birpai Country

30 min to 1 h

1.4 km

↑ 40 m
↓ -40 m

Moderate track
Starting from Diamond Head Camping area car park this return walk takes you to a lookout with great views over Dunbogan beach all the way to North Brother mountain. Have a picnic at the camping area on your way back. Let us begin by acknowledging the Birpai people, 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 (-31.718355,152.7948422)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Reid Street
  • Turn on to Diamond Head Road then drive for 7.3 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 105 m
  • Turn slight right and drive for another 90 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 55 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the Diamond Head Camping Area at the start.
There is a fee to use this campsite. This campsite has showers.
Find the sign at the start.
Find the BBQ at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 680 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 710 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mermaid Lookout Track

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.4 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 0 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 0 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
0 mDiamond Head Camping Area
0 m[toilet]
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