Seven walks all well signposted, covering a distance of 16km, with photo opportunities and better after a wet season. Biggest walk 22kms return.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there:

From Monto, head north on the Burnett Highway and after 11.5km turn right into Cania Road (signposted Cania Gorge). Follow this for 12 to reach the park.

Route/Trail notes:

Easy bush walking with serveral rock formations and great photo oppunities. The gorge looks better after some rain fall and can be quite hot in summer.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Comments

We have been to this location 4 times, the last 3 yrs have been annual get aways. We have completed all walks including castle mountain twice (3rd time in June 2019).

The shamrock mine walk has changed since we went the first time, parts are overgrown. Its vital to stick to the track for your own safety. Its a historical path with heaps of information. I have heard of a track that goes from shamrock to castle mtn but not yet explored it.

The castle mtn hike is not one frequented by walkers, it is more of a fire trail but can be overgeown in places. I have successfully walked this at 150kgs so don't think its out of your league! First time it took me 10hrs... the 2nd time was 7hrs. The average time for someone with good fitness is 6hrs but recommended for 6-8.

There are steep hilly parts in the last 3rd before the lookout where the red soil becomes rocky and in full sun. The ants are active and dont allow you to stand still! Keep moving. Take loads of water with you and a snack for the top. The view is worth it or i would not have done it multiple times! Plus I like the challenge.

I enjoyed the overhang walk, its a breezy stretch follow up from the castle mtn walk the day before. Its the type of walk to quietly take in your surrounds theres so many fascinating naturescapes to see. There are stairs and hills, steep small and can be uneven stairs. Please take care!

The first time i went we did all the smaller walks, will look fwd to visiting these again this time.

We have stayed at both holiday parks and prefer the Big 4. Sunrise at the lake lookout is magnificent! The fog hovering over the lake at ground level is a nature lover and photographers dream!

Cee on 12 Jun, 2018

Spend 3 days there , 2 days for hiking , 1 for kayaking. Complete all walks and will need a couple days to do them all

J on 3 Sep, 2016

I can't remember which walks we did here, but we did do quite a few - all of the main ones I think.

Ian and Sue on Jan, 2001

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