Starlight's Lookout

Central Queensland

Steeped in history and made famous by Australia's most well known cattle-duffer Harry Readford, the spectacular outback landscape stretches out before you. This outcrop (mesa) in the middle of nowhere, gives you a panoramic 360° view of the desolate flatness of outback Queensland.

Lookouts
4WD Required
Scrambling or Climbing
Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Arid or Desert
225m
Maximum Elevation
30m
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Longreach, take the Landsborough Highway north across the Thomson River and after a further 2km turn right (signposted) onto Longreach Silsoe Road (Cramsie Muttaburra Road), past the Sales Yard and then right onto Muttaburra Westside Road (Straight Road) for a 4WD dirt road trip of 40km to the lookout.

Maps:

None found.

Route/Trail notes:

Park at the base and then climb direct to the top on the path. Place another stone on the cairn before descending the way you came or down the far side and around the base back to your vehicle.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Whilst there, boil your billy for a cuppa, or circumnavigate the hill, which is about 1km and takes half an hour.

Further information on Captain Starlight .

On your way back to Longreach, on the left hand side just before the Sales Yard, is Lily Lagoon, which when the water is running is worth a visit.

Comments

This is a must if you are in Longreach or just passing by. Not a big climb at all. Took us less then 5 minutes to get to the top (normal walking pace). Best time to visit would be sunset. You can check out our video here: https://youtu.be/dJQsVHzX-js

JosexKristyAnna on 8 Nov, 2020

This is a must if you are in Longreach or just passing by. Not a big climb at all. Took us less then 5 minutes to get to the top (normal walking pace). Best time to visit would be sunset. You can check out our video here: https://youtu.be/dJQsVHzX-js

JosexKristyAnna on 8 Nov, 2020

If you are into bushwalking and visiting Longreach, this has got to be a 'must do' excursion.

F.A.B. on 12 Sep, 2017

The drive to the lookout is rather interesting to say the least. Not signposted and the track travels through various properties. We managed to find it whilst travelling from Longreach to Muttaburra via the Westside Road. Bit of a scramble to get to the top but stunning 360o view when there. Can see why it was used as a lookout.

Steve and Diana on 20 Apr, 2013

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