Mount Mitchell track, Main Range National Park

Tarome, Scenic Rim Area

Kicking off from The Crest, your legs will get a good workout as you climb up the northern flank of Mount Mitchell. Climbing steeply around the West Peak (1162 metres) and onto the saddle between the peaks, you’ll eventually end up on a knife-edge ridge above a sheer cliff on the East Peak (1175 metres).

You’ll feel on top of the world at the natural lookout, with views of the Fassifern and Millar Vale Creek valleys, and mounts Maroon, Lindesay, Barney and Ballow.

Search the sky for raptors patrolling the peaks. The ‘top guns’ of feathered hunters, peregrine falcons can reach speeds of up to 180 kilometre per hour in near-vertical hunting dives.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Image credits:
View—Cameron Semple, High and Wide
Walker—Jen Bartlett

Journey Details

Duration
3 Hours
Distance
10.2 Kilometres

Main Range National Park - Cunningham's Gap
Cunningham Highway
Tarome, Scenic Rim Area
Queensland
Australia

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Mount Mitchell track, Main Range National Park

Kicking off from The Crest, your legs will get a good workout as you climb up the northern flank of Mount Mitchell. Climbing steeply around the West Peak (1162 metres) and onto the saddle between the peaks, you’ll eventually end up on a knife-edge ridge above a sheer cliff on the East Peak (1175 metres).

You’ll feel on top of the world at the natural lookout, with views of the Fassifern and Millar Vale Creek valleys, and mounts Maroon, Lindesay, Barney and Ballow.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See www.npsr.qld.gov.au for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

Image credits:
View—Cameron Semple, High and Wide

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 10.2 kms
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

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