Advanced search

Cranage's Lookout

  • Dsc 5045
  • Dsc 5022
  • Dsc 5024
  • Dsc 5020
Wartook Road, Zumsteins VIC 3401


  • Lookout
  • Information sign
  • Easy walk
  • Along the walk to the iconic Mackenzie Falls
Cranage's Lookout lies along the walk down the iconic Mackenzie Falls, a stunning year-round waterfall nestled in the heart of the Grampians National Park. 

This lookout offers spectacular views over the surrounding forested peaks as well as down over the top of Mackenzie Falls. 

If you plan to continue down to the base of the falls, you'll get a good look at some of the steps involved to get down to the bottom. Keep in mind, the steps get even steeper once you start the final descent down beside the waterfall. 

Walk to Cranage's Lookout

Cranage's Lookout is easy to get to along a paved track, and is a mere 260 metres from the Mackenzie Falls parking and picnic area on Wartook Road. 

History of Cranage's Lookout

Cranage's Lookout has a fascinating history, a glimpse of which is provided by an information sign alongside the lookout platform. An illustrated plaque is set in a slab of stone, and displays the following text:

"How many today Jack?"

"Hello my name is Pearl Cranage and I used to run the kiosk here. I'd stand where you are now and shout right across the gorge "How many today Jack?" The bus driver would yell back how many visitors he had on board and I'd put on enough teas for that number. No mobile phones in those days.

My family lived here from the 1920s - we built the corrugated iron house next to the kiosk. Before that, we used to run a sawmill nearby.

Before you go, close your eyes and listen to the power of all that water. It's a might sound."


  • There are countless fantastic walking tracks throughout the Grampians National Park, allowing visitors to explore and appreciate all aspects of this amazing place. From short, scenic strolls to epic multi-day adventures, the Grampians has got it all.
  • Views from the various lookouts over the Grampians National Park are so stunning that they must be seen to be believed! The unmissable Boroka Lookout, Reeds Lookout, The Balconies and The Pinnacle are just a handful of the many spectacular viewpoints throughout the park. 


No comments

Leave a comment

Follow us on Facebook