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Central Lookout

A short walk to the top of a knoll at Central Lookout offers impressive views of surrounding peaks and the Porongurup Range, just 40km to the south.

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  • Sites:Lookouts
  • Feature:Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - No
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Description

This lookout provides insights into the ancient origins of landforms in WA’s south-west. Although the Stirling Range and Porongurup Range are quite close, they are very different geologically. The rounded domes of the Porongurups consist of granite, born from molten rock (magma) deep in the Earth’s crust. The jagged, tilted peaks of the Stirling Range consist of sandstone and quartzite (altered sandstone) that began as layers of sand, silt and clay in ancient rivers and shallow seas. These sediments were slowly compacted and turned to rock that was tilted and thrust upwards, then sculpted and softened over a very long time.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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