Towac Pinnacle and Picnic Area

The rocky summit of the Towac Pinnacle in the foreground, with views over cultivated agricultural land

Location Pinnacle Road, approximately 12 km South West from Orange.

Statement of Significance

The Towac Pinnacle is a significant geological formation. The Towac Pinnacle Picnic Area is a place of historic and aesthetic significance and is a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of Regional Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

During the depression years of the 1930s scenic drives to the Towac Pinnacle and Mt Canobolas were constructed under subsidised unemployed relief schemes. A memorial stone at the park dedicates the drive to the shire engineer who oversaw the building of the drive.

The Pinnacle area is characterised by remnant Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) vegetation.

View from Towac Pinnacle

View from Towac Pinnacle
View from Towac Pinnacle

Location Towac Pinnacle, Pinnacle Road.

Statement of Significance

The view from the Towac Pinnacle is considered significant as it is the second highest point (1200m high), within the Local Government Area and the highest point with a public walking track. The lookout provides views over the Towac Valley below and beyond to the undulating plains that surround Orange to the North.

The characteristic elements of the Towac Valley are easily seen and include orchards, vineyards, windbreaks and meandering country roads.

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