Mystery Face Walking Track: Grade 3, 2.6 km loop.
Take the signed turnoff from Silent Grove Road to the parking area for this walk. The road in is unsealed but was in good condition.
We really enjoyed this easy walk suitable for the whole family. There seemed to be an amazing rock formation around every corner. We did the loop clock-wise and took the side track to Westminster Rocks. Our first encounter was with The Brain. We continued on and as we passed some large granite rocks Mystery Rock suddenly came into view.
|I think these look like brains too.|
|Climb through Westminster Rocks|
|View from Westminster Rocks|
Thunderbolt's Lookout Walking Track: Grade 3, 2 km return.
This walk starts at Nomads Picnic Area. The entry to the picnic area is on the corner of Bates Road and Emmaville Road at Torrington.
|Nomads Picnic Area|
The last 200 meters is mostly steps:
|Looking back down the ladder|
We had a lovely picnic in Nomads Picnic Area. While we were there, several people arrived on day trips only to discover that they couldn't go on the walks because they had their dogs with them. Pets are not allowed on any of the walks in the conservation area.
Wildlife List for Torrington Conservation Area: Euro, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Eastern Wallaroo, Copper-tailed Skinks, Eastern Water Skinks. Birds: Pied Currawong, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Striped Honeyeater, White-eared Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Eastern Yellow Robin, Crimson Rosella, White-browed Scrubwren, Eastern Spinebill, Brown Thornbill, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Striated Thornbill, White-throated Treecreeper, Weebill, Willie Wagtail, Golden Whistler.