Starting from the Crest Carpark on Cunningham Highway(National Highway 15), Tregony, this walk takes you on a small circuit in the rainforest of Main Range National Park. Expect a gorgeous setting and environment that provides you heaps of shade under the canopy. The track is undemanding, well-maintained and uncomplicated. You can also extend this walk and do the Palm Grove Circuit or the Mount Cordeaux(and Bare Rock) tracks, but those may not be as well-maintained. Keep in mind that domestic pets are not allowed in Main Range National Park. 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 left and drive for another 85 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Crest Carpark on Cunningham Highway(National Highway 15), head towards the sheltered informational signpost as you keep the road to your right. Pass through the bollard and join the formed walking track as you pass by the said signpost to your left. Pass by the blue “HELP PHONE” signpost to your right and follow the track gently uphill. Stay on the walking track as it passes by the Alan Cunningham Memorial(to the right). to continue along Main Range NP - Rainforest Circuit Track. 325 metres in, veer/turn right at the Y intersection to continue along Main Range NP - Rainforest Circuit Track(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 90 m back from the start).
After 700 m come to the viewpoint (8 m on your right).
Turn sharp left.
After another 300 m turn left.
After another 690 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Main Range NP - Rainforest Circuit
45 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)