Leanganook Summit Walk
Old Calder Highway – Sutton Grange Rd 12 km
Soon after leaving the Calder Highway this walk skirts a granite quarry and heads via a walking easement onto the now forested (mainly manna gum) granite country that forms the Mount Alexander range, largely denuded of trees by the 1860s. The walk goes through the former Koala Park towards the top of the range via the Dog Rocks, a collection of granite tors onto the gently sloping, summit ridge at Langs Lookout with excellent views to the north and east.
Sit and enjoy the views from Ed’s Seat – constructed from koala park fence parts by GDTA member, Ed Butler and a Conservation Volunteers Australia crew.
Keep an eye out for a track immediately north (no 8 on Leanganook map), leading 1.3km east to the Leanganook picnic and camping ground, with fireplaces, toilet block and vehicle access (no.9 on Leanganook Track map).
The descent from the summit down the eastern flank toward Sutton Grange Road is studded with huge granite tors interspersed by an unusual and beautiful old growth open woodland with large, spreading manna gums and yellow box trees.
View from Langs Lookout
Page last updated 15 March 2014