Starting at Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive this challenging walk takes you to two lookouts and then through rainforest in Dooragan National Park all the way to Laurieton. 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.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
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.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to a lookout with views. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Laurieton Lookout with great views. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 15 m come to the viewpoint (6 m on your left).
After another 790 m continue straight.
After another 1.3 km continue straight.
After another 205 m continue straight.
After another 225 m come to the end.
Side trip to a lookout with views.
Directions & comments
After another 8 m come to a viewpoint.
About 60 m past the end is "Laurieton Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 8 m to the main route.
Side trip to Laurieton Lookout with great views.
Directions & comments
Find the viewpoint at the start.
After another 20 m continue straight.
About 90 m past the end is "Don Johnstone Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Laurieton Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
No facilities provided (5/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Forecasted & unexpected severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)