Kangaroo Valley from
East from Fitzroy Falls, off the Kangaroo Valley Road, (after you pass over the Canal) is a sign pointing left, saying Manning Lookout. I have seen this sign for many years, without ever having gone in to see the view. What a delightful place!
Cliffs from Manning Lookout
The day I was there, I was surprised to find several other groups of people there, while I was there (because it seems so out of the way, and I have never seen any photos of this place).
The dirt road is about 1.5 Km long, with a short walk from the car park to the main lookout.
There is also a side track which goes to a more secluded viewing point, with nice views of the first lookout. More importantly, for me, I loved the walk through the bush. The Banksias (B. ericifolia) were heavily in flower, and as a result the New Holland Honeyeaters and Spinebills were very active in these shrubs.
I explored the Manning Lookout area, finding many leaves of Ground Orchids, (but only a few Long-leafed Greenhoods in flower).
View over Twin Falls
I then went back to Fitzroy Falls, and then walked down to Twin Falls (with the seemingly inappropriate name).
It is a lovely small waterfall, where you can look out over the very top of the water, to the huge valley beyond. In the late afternoon light, the view is gorgeous.
I understand that even the locals do not know why Twin Falls bears that name. Who cares? It is a lovely small volume waterfall, but as steep a drop as the main falls (Fitzroy Falls) which is about 800 metres away.