Yaddamen Dhina (Horseshoe Lookout)
Blackdown Tableland National Park
A short stroll to a spectacular lookout, with incredible views of the escarpment, plainlands and distant ranges.
This moderately trafficked walk starts at the Yaddamen Dhina day-use area on Charlevue Road.
The walk involves a slightly sloping bitumen path, through eucalypt forest, past picnic tables and BBQs, to a constructed tessellated pavement lookout with a protective fence.
The views are incredible, sprawling past the nearby escarpments, across the plainlands and to the distant ranges. The lookout is particularly spectacular at sunrise and sunset.
Informative signage at the lookout tells the story of how this remarkable tableland has formed over millions of years.
The track only involves a few small bumps (to assist with water diversion – see photos) and so should be wheelchair accessible (some assistance may be required).
Track: The track is a well-maintained bitumen path and is well-signed and easy to follow. The track has only a few bumps to assist with water diversion, and so should be wheelchair accessible (some assistance may be required)
Difficulty: The track is short and suitable for all fitness levels. While there is a protective barrier at the lookout, the cliff edges are sheer, so care is required, particularly with children.
Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.
The trailhead is located at the Yaddamen Dhina day-use area on Charlevue Road (across the road from the information board). The day-use area is located 9 hours drive north-west of Brisbane and 5 hours drive north-west of Bundaberg.
It is recommended to break up the drive to the park and consider the impact of fatigue on driving safety. Many of the roads leading to the park are rural roads prone to wildlife, especially at dawn and dusk.
Parking at the day-use area is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
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