Witts Lookout showcases a beautiful view over Nolans Gully and out to the ocean. Hiking down into the creek is very steep but you are rewarded with waterfalls, cliff jumps and perfect swimming holes.
The track to Witts Lookout from McClelland's Lookout is well defined and sign-posted and passes through upland rainforest into a totally different vegetation type at the Lookout. Along the track are six National Parks interpretive signboards describing the rainforest, some of its features and the reasons for the dramatic change in the vegetation. On a clear day, Witts Lookout provides spectacular views of the Crystal Creek valley and coastal views out to the Halifax Bay and the Palm Island group to the north-east.
Since Paluma Township above, I highly recommend sterilising the water in the creek before consuming.
To eliminate a car shuttle, I suggest that you up either Cloudy Creek or Ethel Creek and down Nolans Gully (From Witt's Lookout) - This is possilbe in a day but it's a long day and you need to be fit and experienced in rock hopping and rock scrambling. I recommend postponing your trip if it's going to rain and rock become very slippery.
Here's an interative route of the area.
I organise adventures every weekend around Townsville. If you are fit and capable, join us on these free expeditions by visiting Townsville Advenutres.
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