Thomas Carter Lookout Walk
Thomas Carter Lookout Walk
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
July 2023 • Friends
The Thomas Carter Loop Walk is lovely, it really is. There are far nicer walks to do in Cape Range but this one is nice too, very relaxing.
It lacks the stunning scenery of Charles Knife Canyon or Mandu Mandu, but to be fair, if this was the only walk we had done I'd probably be gushing in praise of it. It's just the others eclipse it.
But this is really well worth doing. It's flat, easy, not overly long and there's nice views from the Lookout.
There's a big car park but no other services, which is what preserves it's serenity!
Written 21 September 2023
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Jonique Life
Australia2,540 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Stunning area and the Lookout is amazing. This is doable with a 2WD we saw someone come here with one, just take your time it’s half sealed and half unsealed getting here. This marks the start of the Badjirrajirra walk which is a must do.
It is a moderate hike which is a bit rocky in some areas, but doable for most if you take your time. It takes you to the Shothole Canyon Lookout, the whole circuit is over 7 km and took us 2 hours which included pictures and random detours with us going off the track a little. If you want to make this hike a bit shorter you can just walk to the Shothole Lookout from here it’s actually a small 3-4km hike it won’t do the whole circuit. It is very exposed so please be sun smart.

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Written 13 October 2021
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Jane
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Sept 2020 • Solo
I was travelling solo and in a hire car. Bitumen road has Carpark area about 500m before it ends. From there you can’t take hire and some 2WD would struggle so I had to walk in.
Walk about 5km down track to right hand sign posted turnoff, approx 1km 4WD only to start of walk.
The walk to the lookout is reasonably straightforward if basic level of fitness and ability but would need sneakers as a minimum. The loop walk has several places with loose stones and need to scramble a little but has amazing views. Would be more challenging if wet.
I would suggest direct route there as easy start and loop back if up to it.
If walking in from bitumen allow at least total of 5-5.5 hours and be prepared that people will be driving past constantly so stay visible.
And make sure you take min 3-4l water.
Written 24 September 2020
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Finlay122
Perth, Australia692 contributions
July 2020
Great walk, not too challenging, but probably best not done if it's too hot as there is no shade and it takes a 2 - 3 hours to complete. The views of the canyons are incredible though and a great reward for your efforts. We walked the loop first finishing at Shothole Canyon view point - that way you feel rewarded - starting at the view is a bit like peaking too soon as there is not much to compare on the main part of the walk. We did not have a 4WD and tackled the long, rough road in a Suzuki Swift. It is not for the faint hearted, but if you take your time you can do it - we parked at the picnic area before Thomas Carter Lookout and walked the kilometre or so from there.
Take plenty of water and make sure you have a hat.
Written 4 July 2020
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Helen D
Mandurah, Australia108 contributions
May 2020
The trip in to Thomas Carter is along a partly gravel road and gets very narrow towards the end, but it is a trip worth taking. The view from the lookout at the top of the range over the coast and the township of Exmouth is stunning. Leaving the car in the carpark at Thomas Carter, the walk along the track to the lookout is undulating and not too difficult. Signage recommends allowing 4 hours but I completed the round trip of almost 7km in just over 2 hours
Written 22 May 2020
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Aussie252
Perth, Australia306 contributions
Oct 2019
We visited on a very hot day and I was recovering from a broken foot. Walked as far as the seat at the look out and sat for a while taking in the spectacular view, wishing we could hike off over the ridge and down the gullies. Next time.
Written 5 November 2019
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Rattyos
Cairns, Australia362 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
A spectacular drive along Charles Knife Canyon road takes you to the carpark for the Thomas Carter lookout. The lookout is very near the carpark and easily accessible for most people. From here there is also a 6 or 8 kilometre walk to Shothole Canyon. This walk, and the view at the end, is very worth it! The walk is along mostly flat terrain, but with no shade so plan your walking time, wear hats and take water/snacks. It is also walking on rocks and gravel so wear the right shoes. There are two ways to walk - you can walk directly to the Shothole lookout and back again and this 6 k and we did this walk easily with our two young teenagers in April on an overcast and windy day. It would be challenging on a hot, still day where temperatures rise above 40 degrees C. The alternative path is to the same lookout but using the loop track to return and this is 8kms.
Written 26 April 2019
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Michael C
London, England, United Kingdom174 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
I've seen the Grand Canyon (Arizona) and I've seen the Grand Canyon (Oman) but nothing prepared me for the canyons and views to and from (but not at) the lookout.

We stopped many times and have scorched pixels to prove it.

And no charge!
Written 13 April 2019
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William H
Sydney, Australia85 contributions
July 2018
This is a great view of the PotShot Gorge but also long views of the coast. 2wd vehicles can access the lookout in the dry
Written 1 August 2018
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KarenKJ74
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia25 contributions
July 2018 • Family
We got to the lookout but did not realise it was as big a walk as it is - approx 6 hours - so we will be better organised next time and will do it as it looked great.
Written 10 July 2018
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