Major Mitchell Lookout

Endless views of the Victorian countryside

Major Mitchell Lookout in the Cross Reserve. Photo by local photographer Adam Neylon.
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Major Mitchell Lookout

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.

Interesting fact: Mount Macedon was the first named Victoria place visited by an Australian Governor-General.

How to get to Major Mitchell Lookout

Park at the Tea rooms, then head through the Memorial Cross gatehouse. Approximately 100m down the path on the right is the Major Mitchell Lookout.

About Major Mitchell

Major Thomas Mitchell was the surveyor general of the New South Wales colony.

Memorial Cross Reserve

The Mount Macedon War Memorial Reserve was created in 1995 when the Memorial Cross was rebuilt.

Early morning view from Major Mitchell lookout with Mount Macedon casting a long shadow.

Things to see and do

  • Bird watching
  • Lookout/views
  • Historical information plaque

Facilities

  • Lookout
  • Seating
The view from the lookout when Mount Macedon is higher than the clouds
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