Take a step back, slow down and give in to warm country hospitality. Explore the charming village of Noorat and the setting of the iconic Australian novel “I can jump puddles”.
The Alan Marshall Discovery Trail is one of Australia’s best preserved dry craters, offering commanding views of surrounding peaks on the volcanic plain. Mount Noorat is a dry volcanic crater, standing 310 metres above sea level, while the base of the crater is lower than the level of the surrounding plain. The mount was a traditional meetings and bartering place for the local Aboriginal people and was named after an Aboriginal Elder — Ngoora.
Picturesque sand bottomed Lake Tooliorook is located 5km from Lismore. The lake offers good fishing and boating amenity and superb views across to Mount Elephant (near Derrinallum).
This is a great trail with views north towards Mount Noorat and south towards the rise of Terang and its distinctive crown of deciduous trees.
Lake Bookaar offers good bird watching opportunity over spring and summer presided over by the bulk of nearby Mount Elephant.
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