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"Hills Galore" Lockhart Favorite Tip by iandsmith

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by iandsmith

Favorite thing: This isolated hill rises 200m above surrounding countryside and is a nature reserve covering some 500 hectares. A road leads to the summit through natural bushland, which in springtime provides a colourful array of wattles, grevellias, hakeas, flowering eucalyptus, etc. A close inspection of ground cover on the upper area will reward the discerning eye with the perfection of tiny native orchids.
A lookout tower affords 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding countryside which can be very colourful if you're there just before cropping time.
Walking tracks take in Morgans caves. These caves, we're reliably informed, were used by bushranger Daniel 'Mad Dog' Morgan as a refuge from the authorities.
Folklore has it that Galore Hill is indebted to early settler Henry Osborne for its unusual name. It is said that, after climbing to the top, Osborne shouted to the world: "There’s land enough and galore for me."

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Fondest memory: This is purported to be one of Australia's premier birding locations with a stated 140 differenty types spotted in the area.

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  • Written Oct 31, 2011
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