Starting from the car park on Cunningham Highway(National Highway 15), Tregony, this return walk takes you to the summit of Mount Mitchell through the eucalypt woodlands of Main Range National Park, via a singular track. Expect to be dazzled by the astonishing views of the Great Dividing Range and the Scenic Rim Region, as the summit provides you unobstructed vision all around. And unlike the usual summit hike, this walk rewards you with gorgeous views while you’re on the way up too. Besides taking in the captivating scenery, you can also watch for birds as the reserve is home to lyrebirds, crimson rosellas and red parrots. Even a Wedge-tailed eagle can show up, if you are lucky. The path may be overgrown, so wear long pants to avoid scratches. Schedule the walk early if you want to avoid traffic. 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Cunningham Highway, A15 then drive for 35.1 km
Turn sharp right and drive for another 55 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park on Cunningham Highway(90 metres west of Allan Cunningham Memorial), carefully cross the road as you head towards the little blue signpost with a green directional arrow on it. Standing in front of the said signpost, turn right and join the dirt walking track(Mount Mitchell Track) as you pass by the white “National park” signpost to your right. Follow the track gently uphill into the woodland to continue along Mount Mitchell Track.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Mount Mitchell Track.
Then pass the toilet (50 m on your right).
There is a car park (about 25 m back from the start).
After 5 km pass the "Mount Mitchell" (25 m on your left).
Continue another 40 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 5 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Mitchell Track
4 h 30 min to 6 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)