James Mcane Lookout to Mothar Mtn Rock pools

Woondum National Park

This walk will take you from the James Mcane Lookout just out of Cooran to the Mothar Mtn Rock pools day use area. The track I took is mainly a 4WD track but in the whole day I saw 1 4X4. The track winds its way over the Mothar Mtn range in the Woondum NP, and the walking is not to hard with gentle slopes going up and down. This walk however is listed as 1 way. If you wish to return you must go back the way you came, or if enough with transport a vehicle can be left at either end to ferry you back. The return trip by foot would be 21.8klms back to the lookout.

Getting there

Take Tabelands rd just outside Cooran off the Pinnbarren rd and drive 5.4klm to the lookout. Its well signposted


Go to NP website and look f up Woondum NP map.

Route/Trail notes



No permits required

Other References

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Great long return walk on a cloudy winter day. No 4x4 to be seen or heard, some steep rocky sections to conquer but nothing too serious. Really recommend a week day during winter ( summer may get a tad too hot and weekends you will have dirtbikes and/or 4x4 to deal with ) . Not much of a view at lookout due to clouds , just a nice quite long relaxing hike :-)

J on 7 Aug, 2018


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