Somerset Lookout Circuit

3 h 45 min to 6 h

12.9 km
circuit

↑ 349 m
↓ -349 m

Moderate track
Starting near The Gantry off Lovedays Road, Mount Mee, this circuit walk explores the diverse vegetation of D'Aguilar National Park via the Somerset Trail, visiting the Somerset Lookout midway through the loop. You’ll feel like you’re teleporting while walking this track, as each section welcomes you with a seperate ecosystem and vegetation. From rainforests to eucalypt and pine woodlands, the diversity truly provides a unique experience. Besides the lovely views of the flora and the valley, the Somerset Lookout gives you spectacular views over the Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams. More than 240 species of birds have been spotted in the park, and you’ll have no problem seeing or hearing them throughout the journey. Keep in mind that the track can be slippery when wet, so take extra care around the cliffs. 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.094245,152.7029242)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 145 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 1.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto King Street and drive for another 85 m
  • Continue onto Lower King Street and drive for another 12.6 km
  • Turn left onto Campbells Pocket Road and drive for another 11.8 km
  • Turn left onto Mount Mee Road, 58 and drive for another 3.8 km
  • Turn right onto Sellin Road and drive for another 2.8 km
  • Keep left onto Sellin Road and drive for another 2 km
  • Continue onto Sellin Road and drive for another 310 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 85 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the dirt car park off Lovedays Road(near The Gantry), head towards the main road(Lovedays Road), keeping The Gantry to your left. Cross the road and head towards the white informative signpost near the blue/green directional signpost, moving directly away from The Gantry. Head along the dirt track and pass through the bollard as you move past the said signposts to your right. Continue straight on the dirt walking track(Somerset Trail) for about 900 metres, then veer right(following the Somerset Trail signage) to continue along Somerset Lookout Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 95 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 20 m back from the start).
After another 45 m veer right.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Somerset Trail & Piccabeen Walk) continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail (a walking track).
After another 870 m turn right, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 570 m (at the intersection of Somerset Trail & Lovedays Road) continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 1.7 km (at the intersection of Somerset Trail & Lovedays Road) continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 240 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 255 m (at the intersection of Somerset Trail & K Break) continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 155 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 970 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 1.7 km continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 430 m pass the summit (130 m on your right).
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
Keep right.
After another 35 m come to the "Wivenhoe View" (9 m on your left).
After another 140 m come to the "Somerset Lookout".
After another 680 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 870 m turn left, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 15 m veer right, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 15 m cross the ford.
After another 870 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 770 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 700 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 255 m continue straight, to head along Somerset Trail.
Keep right.
After another 420 m veer right, to head along Somerset Trail.
After another 870 m (at the intersection of Piccabeen Walk & Somerset Trail) continue straight (a footpath).
After another 60 m veer left.
After another 85 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Somerset Lookout Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 12.9 km
Time 3 h 45 min to 6 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -40 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-40 m[toilet]
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