Mount Tempest Lookout
  • Length: 2.5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Telegraph Track, Moreton Island

  • End: Telegraph Track, Moreton Island

  • Location: Moreton Island National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 91.7 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.14190584

  • Longitude: 153.4102173

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Mount Tempest Lookout is a 2.5km, grade 2 return hike, located in Moreton Island National Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Moreton Island is the most natural of the large sand islands located in Moreton Bay's sheltered waters. At 285 metres high, Mount Tempest is the highest stabilised sand dune in the world. The walk to the top of Mount Tempest is a memorable one, with sweeping views of Moreton Bay and the island's length a spectacular experience. Enjoy the wildflowers in spring and look for migrating humpback whales in late winter and spring.

About the region

Tall sand dunes, miles of sandy beaches, crystal clear creeks and lagoons, coastal heath, rocky headlands and abundant wildflowers make Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) a jewel in Moreton Bay. Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) features crystal clear creeks and lagoons, coastal heath, rocky headlands, abundant wildflowers, tall sand dunes, an historic lighthouse, ruins of coastal forts and miles of sandy beaches.

Most of Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) is both national park and recreation area, which covers the national park to high water mark and the beaches to low water mark. Tidal wetlands and waters around the island are protected as part of Moreton Bay Marine Park.

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6 thoughts on “Mount Tempest Lookout (2.5km)

    1. Andrew Barnard 2 km of skin melting, foot blistering agony.
      Yeah, why not? Sounds easy. Up the bet and take a thimble of water as ration. Or limit water intake to sucking the sweat out of your socks.

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