Sylvesters Lookout

Main Range National Park

From Sylvesters Lookout carpark follow an easy walking track to outstanding views. Even though they maybe limited but still worth the walk.

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Getting there

From Cunninghams Gap; go past the picnic ground on the right next on the left is the main range ranger's and information centre on the left. Turn right into Goomburra Rd (Cedar Route14) then turn right onto Inverramsy Road. Then the road changes to gravel. From here on some of the low crossings maybe flooded after heavy rain. BE VERY CAREFUL if driving regular cars. Four wheel drives should have no problem.

Cross a grid onto Forestry Reserve Road. At the Y junction continue ahead to Goomburra camping area go to the left and the following walks are a bit further from here North Branch trail, Araurcaria Falls, Sylvesters Lookout, Hole-in-the-wall, Mount Castle Lookout and Winder Track.


Sunmap 1:25 000 - Glen Rock, Mount Superbus, Townson, Teviot, Cunninghams Gap, Wilsons Peak

Route/Trail notes

Watchout for exposed roots, Ideal when the weather is clear.


No costs involved unless backcountry camping - see main range Ranger Station

Other References


Didn't see Sylvester OR Tweety Bird

gracilicaudatus on 23 Apr, 2023

Great little walk through some beautiful rainforest. Stayed at Gordon Country, so a short drive from there. 4WD necessary for some creek crossings to get to the walk. Beautiful lookout, can be a little muddy and slippery underfoot, but all in all a very easy pleasant walk with spectacular views at the top.

Tanya on 26 Mar, 2022

Easy walk and great views north towards Brisbane.

Olwyn on 30 Jan, 2021

Nice easy track to stunning views across the valley.

ShavenWalrus on 24 Jan, 2021

An easy walk with a lot of ferns and roots on the track. The constructed viewing platform has been built on the edge of the cliff. A lovely view and well worth the short walk.

Shazlex on 4 Oct, 2020

Easy walk! It should be done before the mt Castle lookout, if you’re seeing both!

Breno on 16 Sep, 2020

A nice short easy walk with good views, worth doing in conjunction with Mount Castle lookout.

Brent on 31 Jul, 2019

Amazing view for very little effort. If you're doing Sylvester's Lookout and Mt Castle Lookout, I would visit Mt Castle Lookout first and Sylvester's lookout on your way back (we did it in that order, mainly due to parking).

Sarah on 30 Jun, 2019

Easy stroll , nice view

J on 5 Aug, 2017

A great lookout to be done with Mt Castle Lookout, fantastic views all the way to Brisbane on a clear day!

Alice on 12 Aug, 2015

Great short walk with an awesome view at the end.

rob.bushman on 4 Jan, 2015

Beautiful views from a short walk, wow…!!!!

drewmac on 9 Jun, 2014

Great view of the Cunningham Highway and into the southern Scenic Rim. Mt Lindsey and Barney are visible on a good day.

Viking on 22 Apr, 2014

An easy walk through nice Rainforest to an excellent lookout !

DrummerJeff on 31 Aug, 2013

Also checked out start of track to hole-in-the-wall. Was very clear for at least first 15 minutes. Didn't go any further.

Richard Mason on 23 Apr, 2011

Nice easy walk to a lookout with good views.

Belinda Cruickshank on 23 Apr, 2011

Had a look at the pad to hole in the wall but seemed to be very overgrown,I would suggest plenty of personal protection if taking this route

Paul Elliott on 21 Dec, 2010

An easy walk through the rainforest. Many types of fungus attached to fallen logs. Becareful of exposed roots when wet. And great views present themselves after a short walk.

Boris Zoubakin on 27 Feb, 2010


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