Lahey’s Lookout is a quiet little picnic area, with a few covered picnic tables, one pagola and lots of luscious grass! This is a picnic spot purely for relaxing and enjoying the cool mountain air.
Experience the picturesque views of Tamborine Mountain with its renowned rainforests and spectacular views while enjoying a quiet picnic with friends and family.
Located at the Lahey’s Lookout, is a plaque which was placed in memory of David Lahey and his generous gift to the community. David Lahey and his brothers constructed a sawmill in Canungra which was to ensure supplies of logs for the community. Lahey’s Lookout was originally built as a gift from David Lahey himself. The gift was a three-storey hardwood lookout tower, supported but three live trees and one pole. This lookout was unfortunately destroyed in a bush fire, burning the lookout and surrounding trees to nothing but ashes.
In 1960, The Beaudesert Shire Council erected a steel viewing tower to replace the previous hardwood lookout; however due to erosion making it unsafe, this lookout was also removed. To this day there has not been another lookout tower put in place.
Essentials: There are not any cafes or food stops super close by, so BYO food is a definite must for this pretty spot.
Facilities: This spot leaves you much to your own devices, apart from the lovely shaded picnic tables provided.
Season: We think Mount Tamborine is lovely all year round, but it is a very shady place, so spots of sun in winter may be hard to come by.
Location: Laheys Lookout Road, off Tamborine Mountain Road (when driving in the direction of Canungra).
Located just near the Goat Track, which gives quick (windy, twisty road) down to Canungra and Beechmont – then onto Beaudesert. Enjoy this quiet park away from the crowds.