Carson’s Pioneer Lookout

Carson’s lookout is located on the Thunderbolt’s Way approximately 45km north of Gloucester. Named after Gloucester resident Eric Carson (1913-1999). Eric was a member of the team who built the first road up the mountain back in 1961, the original road was only 32kms long. Gloucester Rotary Club constructed the lookout to commemorate the achievements of the men who blazed this route up the mountain.

ELEVATION | 936 metres
GPS-DD | Latitude:  -31.655875  Longitude:  151 809275
ACCESS | Via car
DISTANCE FROM GLOUCESTER | 45km

Carson’s lookout offers the viewer a panoramic western view over Giro, State Forests and the Barrington Tops World Heritage area. A perfect spot to enjoy the view and take a well-earned break from driving, Carson’s lookout also offers parking, picnic facilities and toilets.

The highest lookout in the Barrington Tops is Thunderbolt’s Lookout at 1436 metres.

Pick-up the brochure from Gloucester Visitor Information Centre, 27 Denison St, or talk to one of our helpful volunteers 02 6538 5252.
BROCHURE | Lookouts Barrington Tops Gloucester region