Goomburra, Main Range National Park

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area

A landscape of rugged mountains, spectacular lookouts, exhilarating walks, dappled forests and unique wildlife is waiting to be explored.

Discover walks through lush tropical rainforest, fragrant eucalypts and colourful montane heath. Rock-hop across pristine mountain streams and pause at cascading waterfalls.

Take in the views from spectacular lookouts dotted all over this impressive landscape. You’ll be captivated by the ancient peaks, dramatic escarpments and forest-cloaked slopes and valleys.

Load up your pack and explore the far-flung reaches of the park. Let your spirits soar as you experience the thrill of navigating steep climbs, rocky outcrops, dense forest and rugged cliffs to reach a secluded mountaintop camp site that is all yours.

Or relax and unwind from city life by enjoying lunch with family and friends at the Kurrajong picnic areas nestled in cool forest beside a clear mountain stream.

Whatever your calling—a relaxing daytrip, an adrenaline-fueled hike, or a camping adventure—make Main Range National Park your next getaway destination.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity.

Image credits:
View—Peter Lik © TEQ
Camp—Maxime Coquard © Qld Gov
Creek—Maxime Coquard © Qld Gov

Forestry Reserve Road
Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
Queensland
Australia

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