Mt Ettalong Lookout

Mt Ettalong Lookout is a 1.4km return hike which takes about 30 minutes to complete. This short walk, with great views and easy access through the bush, takes you from a large water tank along an old trail to a fenced lookout platform with views over Umina Beach. 

Numerous unofficial lookouts lead off the main trail, revealing stunning coastal scenery. Great views can be seen from this rock platform overlooking Pearl Beach, with Lion Island and Pittwater in the distance.  

Banksia integrifolia (above), commonly known as coast banksia, are growing in profusion in this exposed area near the lookout.

The Grass tree Xanthorrhoea, which grows from 1-5m in height, is a uniquely Australian plant. In the above photo the grass trees grow happily among the rocks and look amazing with the spreading branches of the Sydney red gums.

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