Furneaux Lookout is located on the northern most spur of the Darling Range. Despite its low elevation (180m), the lookout provides excellent views of the extensive flat agricultural land in the Memana area and eastwards to the Patriarch Range.
Please refer to the section on the Cameron Inlet Geosite for a detailed discussion on the geological history of this area.
View east towards The Patriarchs
From the southwestern corner of the turning circle an indistinct track leads about 25m to a series of granite outcrops where there are good views to the northwest and north. From the left, the prominent landmarks on the horizon include Mt Tanner, the hill above Killiecrankie, Mt Boyes, Mt Blyth, Quoin Hill and Outer Sister Island.
Looking out from Furneaux Lookout, you may see the partially rehabilitated gravel quarry that was operated by the Flinders Island Council from 1989 -2009. Here the granite bedrock is covered by a thin veneer of quartz rich gravel which was formed by prolonged weathering of underlying granite.
The Darling Range from the gravel quarry near Furneaux Lookout
While the skyline of the Darling Range is domininated by spectacular granite peaks, Mathinna Beds outcrop along the northeasten flank of the range in a belt that extends from Walkers Lookout to just east of Furneaux Lookout. Some poorly exposed Mathinna Beds can been seen on the access road to Furneaux Lookout about 100m above the turnoff from Summer Camp Road. (Look for the brown weathering rocky soil on the side of the road.)