Red Rock (Volcanic) Lookout

Red Rock (Volcanic) Lookout

Red Rock lookout is about 12kms from Colac and is one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes. There’s a viewing platform at the carpark or a short stair climb to the main lookout.

 

 

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Red Rock lookout is about 12kms from Colac and is one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes. There’s a viewing platform at the carpark or a short stair climb to the main lookout.

The area is the third-largest volcanic plain in the world and is estimated to be 8,000 years old. Forty separate eruption points have been found, and many of the craters are now full of water. The volcanic complex consists of overlapping maars, scoria cones and small lava flows.

From the lookout, the magnificent 360-degree views include the topography of the volcanic plain and the 25,000-hectare Lake Corangamite. Lake Corangamite was formed when cooling lava flows altered watercourses and effectively formed a natural dam. Lake Corangamite is 3 times saltier than sea water and hosts an array of migratory water birds in spring and summer.

Toilets, playground and BBQ facilities are available 500m before the lookout.

A short 2 minute drive over Coragulac Hill Road is well worth the effort as you’ll have the opportunity to take in some amazing vistas from Red Rock Hill.

For more information about the grand historical homesteads of the area please contact our local Visitor Information Centre on 1300 OTWAYS (689 297).

Download the Red Rock Lakes & Craters Brochure here 

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