12 April, 2023
Preston walk not for faint-hearted
For those who have not seen it, the view from the top of Panoramic Drive at Preston is spectacular. Also worthwhile experiencing, but potentially exhausting, is the bushwalk down from the peak.
To get to the walk, drive to the very top of Panoramic Drive, which is accessible off Preston Boundary Road via Highgate Road.
The walking trail is beside the park and public toilets and is only paved for a short distance.
The bushwalk is classified as Grade 4 (Rough track. May be long and very steep with few directional signs. For experienced bushwalkers) on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being a leisurely stroll and 5 a tough day at the office.
The walk will take you 877 metres one way and the walking time is approximately 50 minutes.
The walk begins at the Panoramic Park and lookout at the top of Panoramic Drive in Preston.
It traverses scrub land to Carroll Road at Hodgson Vale.
The walk is very steep but offers magnificent views of the southern part of Toowoomba.
Another enjoyable walking track also in Preston is the Gorman’s Gap walk.
It is most easily accessible from Archer Crescent in the Gorman’s Gap Estate.