A trig point (also known as a Trigonometric Station) typically consists of a black disc on top of four metal legs or concrete pillar, resembling a navigation beacon. It is also accompanied by a metal disc, which is located directly below the center point of the tripod or on top of the pillar itself.
Trig points are generally located at the top of hills or points of prominence in the landscape. Many provide unique views and challenges, with some being difficult to get to.
Located at the top of Fairymount (338m above sea level) other interesting things include an interesting tower nearby. And there is an old fridge that has been there for 20 odd years. The electrics from the original antennas must have been be housed in it to make them weatherproof as these and the UHF antenna have since been relocated from this trig point.
The walk itself is an uneven track, which is no longer 4×4 accessible, and is quite steep in places but well worth the effort to reach the top. There are a few gates to pass through. The walk certainly is a good leg workout. It’s not too far from the carpark located at the Lookout (Captain Cook Memorial Lookout) up Mount St, though. Head up hill through the gate. At any junction, continue to take the uphill track. There are great views out over Kyogle let alone up the Fawcetts Plains valley to the north, plus the Border Ranges National park and Qld border in the distance to the north, whilst walking up. The walk could take about 1hr to get to the top (depending on how fit and energetic you are) and about half that to return, seeing as it is downhill all the way. Make sure you take your camera, water and snacks, and suitable walking shoes is recommended.