Major Mitchell lookout
Overlooking the small town of Woodend
Major Thomas Mitchell, one of Victoria's first explorers

Major Thomas Mitchell, Surveyor General of the Colony of New South Wales; was the first person to map and survey Mount Macedon, naming the Mountain after Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. He did this on September 30th, 1836.

This lookout, named after Major Mitchell, looks out towards the west across the Wombat State Forest and to the southern part of Woodend.

A plaque erected in his honour was unveiled in 1976 at the lookout.


Things to see & do...
  • Sight-seeing
  • Birdwatching
  • Lookout

Take the path to the Memorial Cross, the lookout is approximately 100 metres in from the gatehouse on the right.

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