6.6 km return 3 h 45 min to 5 h
3 h 45 min to 5 h
Starting from the car park on Cunningham Highway(National Highway 15), Tregony, this walk takes you to the Mount Cordeaux Lookout and back, visiting the Allan Cunningham Memorial along the way. Seconds away from the start you’ll come across Alan Cunningham Memorial, put up in the hundredth year of his exploration of the Darling Downs. The renowned English botanist and explorer collected many plants in Australia in the early 1800s. As you’re climbing up through the subtropical eucalypt rainforest, observe the interchanging flora and environment while listening to the tunes of lyrebirds. Mount Cordeaux will welcome you with spectacular views to the east, over the Tarome countryside and beyond. You can bring your kids and enjoy a meal whilst taking in the scenery, as the gradient is not too punishing. Remember to check the forecast beforehand to make sure you’re not there on a foggy day. The lookout can be windy, so wear layers of clothing to stay warm. Come early on a weekend to avoid crowds. A weekday may be quieter, but that means you’ll need to deal with the noise coming from trucks air braking down the road. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.