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Flagstaff Road, Pittong VIC 3360

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  • 360-degree views
  • Lookout platform
  • Undercover picnic area
  • Picnic table
  • Rubbish bin
  • Fireplace
Ascend to the top of this towering lookout and discover the stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside and mountain ranges!

You won't believe the view until you see it! Standing up on that platform you'll feel like you're on top of the world, taking in the incredible unobstructed views all around. 

This hidden gem is located just half an hour from Ballarat. 

View from Flagstaff Hill Lookout

The lookout is comprised of a tall steel tower with a viewing platform at the top. You ascend a sturdy staircase which spirals around the frame up to the top. 

Landmarks you can see from the top include:
  • Mt Warrenheip
  • Mt Buninyong
  • Cherry Tree Hill
  • Mt Erip
  • Mt Hesse
  • The Otways
  • Lake Corangamite
  • Mt Elephant
  • Mt Abrupt
  • Mt William
  • Mt Langi Ghiran
  • Mt Emu
  • Mt Buangor
  • Mt Cole
  • Mt Misery
And more!

A compass / direction board installed up on the lookout indicates the directions of all these landmarks. 

Be sure to rug up warmly during the cooler months, because if there's any wind you'll definitely feel it all the way up there!

Flagstaff Hill is a great spot for photography.

Picnics at Flagstaff Hill Lookout

A picnic shelter is set alongside the lookout tower, which has its own scenic views out over the countryside. 

The shelter contains a single picnic table and an open fireplace. A rubbish bin is located alongside the picnic shelter. 

There are no other visitor facilities at Flagstaff Hill. 

Sunrise and sunset from Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Due to it's unobstructed views in every direction, Flagstaff Hill makes a fantastic spot to head up and watch the sunrise or sunset.

Watch out for kangaroos on the drive there!

How to get to Flagstaff Hill Lookout

If travelling from Ballarat along the Glenelg Highway, turn left onto Flagstaff Road. A sign indicates that the lookout is 750 m from the highway. 

A single lane road travels up the hill to the lookout. Watch out for pot holes in some spots. 

More information about Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill is a former gravel reserve adjoining Mount Bute. 


  • There are many great places throughout the Goldfields that offer gorgeous, panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.


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