Shepherd's Peak Trail is located within Expedition National Park, Robinson Gorge section. Expedition National Park is part of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt. Scenic Robinson Gorge is one of the main features of Expedition National Park, located on the Expedition Range between Taroom and Rolleston. The gorge winds 14 kilometres between sheer sandstone cliffs up to 100 metres high. It begins as a broad shallow basin in the north and narrows to a deep pool and narrow gorge towards its southern end. Lined with cabbage palms (a relic from the era of dinosaurs), bottlebrushes and wattles, this section of park is home to several rare plant species including Eucalyptus rubiginosa and Leucopogon grandiflorus.
Shepherd's Peak Trail is a 3.6 kilometre return walk. Allow 1.5 hours to complete this difficult trail. The trail leads 1.8 kilometre from Starkvale camping area to a sandstone plateau, Shepherds Peak, with views over the surrounding peaks and creeks. Take extreme care on top of Shepherds Peak as there are crevasses and unguarded cliffs.
The Shepherd's Peak Trail is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.
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