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Thunderbolts lookout walking track is a 2km, grade 3 Return hike located in the Torrington State Conservation Area, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Thunderbolts lookout walking track meanders through the bush from Nomads picnic area along a well-defined trail. Enjoy the colourful display of wildflowers during the warmer months along the way.
The last 200m is mostly steps which climb through a rock shelter and up a steep 5m metal ladder; it’s a challenging climb, but one where you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.
Named after the famous local bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt, the lookout offers spectacular 360° panoramic views. From such a great vantage point it’s a good time to see if you can see the rare glossy black cockatoo, often seen in pairs, flying overhead.
Catch your breath, take in the view then wander back to the picturesque Nomad picnic area, or Nomad’s Retreat as the locals call it, for a well-earned rest and a relaxing afternoon picnic under the trees.
About the Region
Torrington State Conservation Area in the Country NSW region
Torrington State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Thunderbolts lookout walking track is in the south-eastern precinct of Torrington State Conservation Area. To get there:After passing through the township of Torrington, continue straight until you pass the old pub on your right.Before the road bends to the left, take the right turn-off signposted to Nomads picnic area.Continue for about 150m then take a right turn which will take you to Nomads picnic area where the walking track starts Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Thunderbolts lookout walking track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Nomads picnic area.
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please ensure you are well prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.