View of Kangaroo Valley from Mannings Lookout
View of Kangaroo Valley from Mannings Lookout

Mannings Lookout

An easy bush walk from the car park brings you to an outstanding view of Kangaroo Valley. The sandstone plateau supports forest, woodland and light scrub.

The trees are predominantly stringybark, peppermint, scribbly gum and old man banksia. The many shrubs along the paths include curly sedge, sunshine wattle, broad-leaved hakea, trigger plant and mountain devil.

From the lookout notice the height of the Hawkesbury sandstone escapements (118m) then below the temperate rainforest that draws your eye down to the river plains and the lush green pastures of distant dairy farms. Great place for a picnic under the shady trees.