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Hoo Hoo Lookout

Hoo Hoo Lookout

The Hoo Hoo Lookout is a viewing platform that is accessible via Keegan Drive in Mount Gambier.

From here, visitors are treated to expansive views of the Valley Lake Crater below.

Hoo Hoo Lookout, Leg of Mutton Lake Viewpoint, Mount Gambier SA

The Hoo Hoo Lookout was donated to the city of Mount Gambier during National Timber Week back in 1966 and was erected in the same year.

It was extensively remodelled in 1993 with materials provided by CSR Softwoods and woods and forests provided by the city of Mount Gambier.

The lookout overlooks the site of the first Radiata Pine Nursery and the original headquarters of the Mount Gambier Forest District, which were established in the Leg of Mutton Lake Crater in 1876.

The lookout commemorates the efforts of those pioneer foresters who created a plantation forest-based industry, which has now become an enterprise of international importance.

If you don’t wish to drive on Keegan Dr, there is a short trail to get to the Hoo Hoo Lookout by going around the Leg of Mutton Lake. From this trail, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Blue Lake and Valley Lake.

This 1.7-kilometre walk starts at the carpark just right by the roadside tunnel, but you can also look up the Leg of Mutton Lookout carpark. Take the steps that lead you to the rest house made of stone, continue to the trail behind the Rook Walk. You will pass the Stephen Henty Lookout and eventually get to the Hoo Hoo Lookout.

The Hoo Hoo Lookout will require an easy bushwalking trail to get to, but it’s worth the effort. It’s always recommended to use the appropriate shoes and clothing for your comfort and safety.

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