Mount Mitchell Track is a 10.2km, grade 4 Return hike located in Main Range National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.
The graded walking track to the twin peaks of Mount Mitchell in Main Range National Park begins on the southern side of the Cunningham Highway at Cunningham’s Gap – follow signs at pedestrian exit points. (Take care when crossing the highway). Rainforest and open eucalypt forest will be encountered on this track, which ends on a knife-edge ridge above a sheer cliff on the east peak of Mount Mitchell (1168 metres). This peak is known as Cooyinnirra to the Aboriginal people. Care must be taken at the cliff edge.
Warning: Sheer cliff edges. Remain on the track, stay behind fences, away from cliff edges and supervise children at all times.
About the region
The Main Range is a mountain range and a national park in Queensland, Australia, located predominantly in Tregony, Southern Downs Region 85 kilometres (53 mi) southwest of Brisbane. It is part of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves). It protects the western part of a semicircle of mountains in South East Queensland known as the Scenic Rim. This includes the largest area of rainforest in South East Queensland. The park is part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of several species of threatened birds.
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