STOPFORD WAY SCENIC LOOKOUT
Stopford Way lookout at Mount Morgan remnant of the historic mineshafts.
Rockhampton Regional Council + Department of Transport & Main Roads
As you travel the winding Mount Morgan Range towards one of Central Queensland’s most historical gold mining towns, you will find the Stopford Way Lookout. Offering spectacular views of the valleys that lie beneath, it’s a place for locals and tourists to stop and relax as they enjoy a coffee or picnic surrounded by the panoramic vista.
The lookout is designed to honour Mt Morgan’s proud history and uniquely replicate, an iconic mineshaft named the Linda Incline. As you stop at the lookout you will be informed of the town’s history and the architectural design that provides an informal introduction to the town as traveler’s venture further along the road.
The architectural structure was kept as square as possible to minimise costs, while the roof pitch was centered to the walkway of the lookout rather than the picnic area to add an extra slope and dynamic to the design.
Photos by: Real Property Photography