New lookout gives great insights into Glenthorne’s transformation

New lookout gives great insights into Glenthorne’s transformation

A new look­out is now open for you to enjoy at Glen­thorne Nation­al Park-Itya­mai­it­pin­na Yarta, where you can take in the views and learn about the land’s fas­ci­nat­ing his­to­ry and excit­ing future.

Locat­ed approx­i­mate­ly 300 m south of the car park, con­struc­tion for the look­out was com­plet­ed last week to pro­vide a view­ing area of the upcom­ing major works. 

It includes inter­pre­tive sig­nage to help vis­i­tors under­stand how the land will be trans­formed into a cen­tral vis­i­tor hub, nature play­ground and walk­ing trails. 

As you look around, you will notice the frag­ments of his­to­ry that tell the sto­ry of some of the peo­ple that lived here, includ­ing Major Thomas O’Halloran who was the state’s first Police Com­mis­sion­er and set­tled the property. 

When the vis­i­tor hub is up and run­ning, it will be a place where fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties can explore, play and learn togeth­er, just as gen­er­a­tions of fam­i­lies have done before them. 

Over the com­ing months a trail net­work will be con­struct­ed link­ing up key areas of the property. 

The net­work will include trails of dif­fer­ent class­es to enable peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties to explore Glenthorne.