Updated: Apr 7, 2019
Mount Nicholl Lookout: 200m – 10 minutes return
Difficulty: Moderate – with uneven surface and hills.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Pram Friendly: No
I came across this walk on the very helpful Visit Prom Country website, which I have inserted the link below. The Prom Country also has a fantastic app which has heaps information and on each of the walks it offers you a map of the walk, if you’re not sure where you are going its handy to have. I had never heard about this walk before so I was very intrigued to check it out. Safe to say I was not disappointed.
Getting There: This walk is located between Fish Creek & Foster, just off the Fish Creek-Foster Road. You will have to turn off onto Mount Nicoll Road (which is a no through road) and your walk will start up the top of that road. There is a round-a-bout at the top and isn’t much parking, so we just parked off to the side of the road.
There’s no missing the start of this walk. Once you walk up the few steps off the road you will see the beautiful entrance, that has been built by the Foster Rotary Club. Which also has some information about the walk on it. Along the walk you will also come across orange arrows which will point you in the right direction.
You start by walking up a bit of a hill, it only takes a few minutes until you reach the top which is the Mount Nicoll lookout. Here you are treated to magnificent views over farmland, Corner inlet and in the distance you can see the outline of Wilsons Prom. It was a little smoggy when we were there as you can see in the photos. For a short walk this delivers on wow factor. If you want to continue walking, at the top you will see a big sign for the Loader Walk. Which takes you down to the right, back down a different hill.
As you walk along the track you are taken up and down hills, through small parts of bush land and nearly all the way along you have those beautiful views. There are also heaps of seats along the way which are great.
After walking through a field, you will end up at a picnic table, which is the end of the loader walk. You can keep on walking as there is a track, but this is part of the Hoddle Mountain Track which is around 17km long. We did walk a little further to the tower you can see in the back ground thinking we hadn’t reached the end but ended up turning back around and walking along the same path we came on.
This was a great little walk, with plenty of views and enough hills to get your heart pumping. It was very enjoyable and we will be back to complete the Hoddle Mountain Loop next time.