An array of wildlife can often be seen on rural roads surrounding the town, including camels, kangaroos and emus. Many koalas call Dysart home in eucalyptus trees within the town, as well as an array of delightful bird life. Nearby Lords Table Mountain in Peak Range National Park is an ideal location for an outback picnic or to watch a beautiful sunset.
Nature lovers will enjoy the surrounds of the Lords Table Mountain, located approximately 35 kilometres west of Dysart along the Dysart Clermont Road. Introduce yourself to the brilliant hues and unusual shapes of this majestic mountain, while marvelling at the peak's sheer size and scope! It is just one of many volcanic plugs in the Peak Downs National Park that are the remains of volcanic activity from millennia past.
Lords Table Mountain is a very distinguished peak, easily identifiable from considerable distances by its almost totally flat summit! It can easily be seen from Capella, along the Peak Downs Highway and even, Dysart. The flat top is actually divided in two, with the smaller plateau, Anvil Peak, marked at 737 metres, or 2919 feet, presumably being the highest point, as the rest of the plateau is not given a summit height.
Don't forget to pack the camera and plenty of fresh drinking water! Just remember camping is prohibited in this area!
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