BALROOK


Grid Reference WC 252892
Department DEPI
Work Depot Nelson
Region Far South West
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 136m
Height 18m
Construction Steel
Cabin size 2.1m x 2.1m
Public access to site No
In use since 1958
CFA Region 4 - South West

This tower (a 'Mark 1') is the most SW tower in Victoria, close to the border with South Australia.
It has a lovely view over the Lower Glenelg National Park and it even looks over the sea, which is only 12km away. It's an area with many pine plantations.
The trip to the tower is through the Lower Glenelg National Park and the tower person often meets kangaroos and emus on the track. Alison had a visit from a koala one day. It had climbed the steel structure and stayed nearly all day.
The original cabin had louvre windows, but they have been replaced with sliding ones.
Information and photo supplied by Alison McLeod.

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements

Inside Balrook Base of Tower Inprint under
ladder

The above photos above were supplied by Paul Jones

A new ladder was fitted to the tower in February 2003. Photos below were supplied by Alison McLeod.




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