GEOLOGY AND LANDFORMS OF THE POINT LOOKOUT AREA

Point Lookout is within the New England National Park off the Waterfall Way about 75 km from Armidale and 60 km from Dorrigo in the Northern Tablelands of northern New South Wales.  The site is on the very edge of the Great Escarpment, within rocks of the Ebor Volcano. 

Two walks are recommended to provide a cross section through some of the rocks of the Ebor Volcano: 

  • The Eagles Nest Lookout loop track from Point Lookout, which travels for 2.5 km through several lavas of different compositions as well as the ancient soil horizons between lava flows
  • The Wrights Lookout walk, which examines some of the volcanic rocks at the base of the lavas and an unusual trachyte intrusion which is part of the Ebor Volcano.
Our tour of these walking tracks describe the geological features and landforms encountered.  The downloadable guide includes a description of the local geology and detailed maps with a description of the Ebor Volcano and its products.
Download park authority brochure
Download 15 page tour guide - 2 Mb
This tour is also available for download from Destination Dorrigo, where a number of alternative self-drive tours through beautiful and unique countryside are available for free download.

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