Starting from the Mambray Creek Day Visitor Area at the end of Park Road, Mount Remarkable National Park, this walk takes you to the Sugar Gum Lookout and back via the Sugar Gum Lookout Hike. This moderately challenging bushwalk meanders through the Mambray Creek Valley to the Sugar Gum Lookout, following a wide fire track through ancient river red gums and native pine forest alongside Mambray Creek. The track features a mostly gentle gradient, with a short but strenuous climb to the lookout, which offers stunning views over the Mambray Creek Valley. Before reaching the lookout, the track passes Scarfes Hut, an old shepherd's hut, where there's interpretive signage detailing the hut's history and the lives of early shepherds. The walk begins near the Mambray Creek Campground, which is suitable for tents, caravans, camper vans and camper trailers and has toilets, showers and fire pits. This walk consists of wide fire tracks, with compacted natural surfaces, short steep hills and creek crossings, suitable for average fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.