Rocky Point Lookout (2015)
GORCC has replaced the Rocky Point Lookout thanks to a $220,000 donation from the RACV Torquay Resort.
The existing, ageing lookout had reached the end of its service life and required replacement. The new structure offers enhanced accessibility and a richer, higher quality visitor experience.
A feature of the new lookout is its organic shape which is inspired by the waves that wrap around the Point. The site features breathtaking views over several of the region’s favourite surf breaks.
The eastern platform overlooks Torquay Point and the surf beach and standing on the western platform, visitors will be able to see along the coast towards Bells.
Interpretive materials have been installed at the lookout to explain how the rock layers of the ‘Bird Rock Dome’ create the perfectly shelving reefs that shape reef breaks from Bird Rock to Winkipop.
The path from Spring Creek to the lookout has also be redeveloped to improve access and enable people with limited mobility to enjoy the new facility.