Elouera Lookout

20 min to 30 min

810 m
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Moderate track
A short walk to a beautiful lookout with views over the Berowra Creek valley, near Westleigh. This is a short and interesting walk to one on those really beautiful pockets of bush in the middle of the suburbs. The lookout is in the Berowra Valley Regional Park and also on the Great North Walk. 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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The trackhead at Elouera Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Dense vegetation. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Small rock outcrops on the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Through some casuarinas. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Interesting track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Trees and rocks. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Approaching Elouera lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Elouera lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking down from Elouera lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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 (-33.715666,151.0665121)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom
  • Turn on to Pennant Hills Road, A28 then drive for 40 m
  • Turn left onto Duffy Avenue and drive for another 540 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Duffy Avenue and drive for another 740 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Duffy Avenue and drive for another 600 m
  • Turn right onto Elouera Road and drive for another 490 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 4 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the bend in Elouera Rd (beside 49 Elouera Rd), the walk follows the 'Great North Walk' arrow, passing around a gate and down the driveway. At the fenced off old building, the walk follows the red 'Great North Walk' track marker to the left, onto the bush track, keeping the fenced area on the right. The walk bends to the left again at the end of the fenced area (marked with another red GNW marker) and follows the bush track until reaching an intersection, with the main Great North Walk, at the top of a fenced lookout point.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 20 m head through/around the gate.
After another 35 m turn left, to head along Great North Walk access.
Continue another 350 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 410 m to get back to the start.
"Elouera Lookout".
Elouera Lookout
Elouera Lookout

This fenced lookout is on the Benowie Track close to Westleigh. There are uninterrupted views from the clifftop across the Berowra Creek valley, which is rare for the area. As well as being on the Great North Walk, this lookout can be accessed by a short walk from Elouera Rd, Westleigh. This section of fenced rock platform is about 100m long, and there is some limited shade from the casuarina near the lookout if you want to take a rest.
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This fenced lookout is on the Benowie Track close to Westleigh. There are uninterrupted views from the clifftop across the Berowra Creek valley, which is rare for the area. As well as being on the Great North Walk, this lookout can be accessed by a short walk from Elouera Rd, Westleigh. This section of fenced rock platform is about 100m long, and there is some limited shade from the casuarina near the lookout if you want to take a rest.

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Elouera Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 810 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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