Falcons Lookout is a short 3.5km hike along Ironbark Gorge Track in Werribee Gorge State Park. Falcons Lookout is commonly used for rock climbers and abseilers, so chances are that you’ll see them doing their thing there when you hike down.
This is a one way track that you’ll need to return along the same path to get back to your car at the carpark on Ballan Ingliston Road just out of Bacchus Marsh.
Falcons lookout offers some great views overlooking Werribee Gorge. If you’re in the area from far away, there are some other hikes that you could also try out including Werribee Gorge Circuit and Ingliston Gorge Walk.
Falcons Lookout is a 3.5km track which will take about 1 hour to complete. The walking trail offers various scenic views and changes in trail conditions.
Werribee Gorge’s potential rock climbing was noticed by Keith Lockwood in 1970. His enthusiasm for the cliff’s strong architecture and spectacular setting was tempered by access difficulties but later visits by Norm Booth revealed easier access allowing visitors to quickly develop the Amphitheatre (Falcons Lookout).
- Starting Point: Drive down Ballan Ingliston Road from Bacchus Marsh until you get to the Falcons Lookout carpark.
- Hiking Trail Difficulty: Grade 3
- Distance: 3.5km
- Trail Type: Return Hike
- Elevation Gain: 200m
- Elevation Loss: 200m
- Minimum Elevation: 275m
- Maximum Elevation: 400m
- Time to Complete: 1 hour
- Ending Point: Drive down Ballan Ingliston Road from Bacchus Marsh until you get to the Falcons Lookout carpark.
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Last modified: October 4, 2017