The James M McKane Memorial Lookout in Cooran, Queensland, is a scenic viewpoint where visitors can come to relax.
Also known as the Tablelands Lookout, the park rewards you with spectacular views of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and the sparkling coast. It’s equipped with basic picnic facilities such as tables, toilets, showers, and barbecue pits.
James M McKane Memorial Lookout, Picnic Table & Seating, Cooran QLD
The James M McKane Memorial Lookout is one of many reasons to explore more of Cooran. This lovely country town is located in a lush valley and is filled with exciting as well as beautiful attractions. After the lookout, check out the Mothar Mountain State Forest, which has swimming holes perfect for dipping after discovering its beauty on foot. However, many of these destinations require a four-wheel drive to get to, but it’s definitely worth it.
The village is elegant, and there are numerous vintage treasures to find at its boutique shops. There is a local gallery and several cafes and restaurants, which are perfect places to learn about the local culture and rub elbows with the friendly locals. If you love bushwalks, check out the Noosa Trail Network.
Other places to explore include the Cooran Lagoon, which was used as the main source of water for the Aboriginals. They also used it to source mussels and water-lily bulbs, though they referred to it as the Guran.
The James M McKane Memorial Lookout should be your starting point for discovering the rest of what Cooran has to offer. This lovely place should certainly be on your Sunshine Coast itinerary.