Big Nellie is one of the main attractions of Coorabakh National Park. It’s an imposing rock plug that soars more than 500m above sea level, reminding visitors of an earlier time when the Australian landscape was still being created by volcanoes and earthquakes.
The best place to see scenic Big Nellie is right near its base, where a handy platform has been built to give clear views over the rocky hump. Take the opportunity of a great backdrop to do some family photography, or if you’re keen on birdwatching, this is a great place to spot some of the local birdlife.
Right near the lookout are several tables, making this a good choice as a place to picnic as well. Take advantage of the lookout and then settle down to a leisurely lunch, or consider Starrs Creek picnic area for a shadier alternative in the lush rainforest.
What did others have to say?
a month ago
Impressive 500m+ volcanic plug, view from platform is limited by tree growth.
2 months ago
This is the closest marked point to the actual Flat Top lookout on Big Nellie. It's a dramatic, panoramic view on a well maintained platform. The road up however, is gravel and better suited to 4WDS. The national park is pretty underdeveloped and unremarkable, so it's only worth going for a look of you have spare time. The dairy county below however makes for a scenic drive. Waitui falls is worth a stop, and maybe a swim in summer
a year ago
Nice place for a picnic but to climb up to the summit was a waste of energy and time as it lead to nowhere of interest
a year ago
4 months ago