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Lockleys Pylon

Rocky formation at the top of Du Faur Buttress.

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Lockleys Pylon

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Lockleys Pylon, located in Darug country north of Leura, is a rock formation on top of Du Faur Buttress, 600 metres above the floor of the Grose Valley. The 360-degree view from the pylon take in the Illawarra and Sydney, mounts Hay, Banks and Tomah, the Darling Causeway, Hat Hill, Govetts Leap and the Fortress Ridge, as well as the mountains villages in between.With sites of significance to the Gundungurra and Wiradjuri close by, Lockleys Pylon looks down on to the iconic Blue Gum Forest, a haunt for bushwalkers and birth place of the Australian conservation movement. It was named by conservationists in honour of the supportive Sydney Morning Herald journalist JG '˜Redgum' Lockley