Mt Tunbubudla East

Glass House Mountains
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Mt. Tunbubudla is in fact two mountains; know as The Twins. Not easy to access and certainly not easy to climb, and the view of the rest of the Glasshouse Mountains from the South really isn't visible through the trees on the summit. However, it can provide and excellent challenge in bush-bashing or in steep rocky ascents.

4WD Required
Scrambling or Climbing
354m
Maximum Elevation
359m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Unless you have a 4WD, then there is only one way in and then only if the weather has been dry for at least a week!

Follow the Steve Irwin Way to Beerburrum and turn west along the Beerburrum Road. After 1.6km, turn right onto Eaton Road and follow this unsealed road for 3.5km to the 'T' junction with the power lines running right and left, where you can park. The start of the walk is directly opposite you.

Maps:

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/beerburrum-beerwah/about.html

Route/Trail notes:

Follow the dirt bike track as it winds around the Eastern Twin (338m ascent) for 1.4km till you reach a fork in the track. Take the right hand track and follow for 500m to the mountain's saddle. A less obvious but 'pink flagged' track to your right will take you to the top; add to the rock cairn that marks the summit.

This final pathway is extremely slippery, due to the scree and loose rocks. This is more hazardous on the way down and positively dangerous when wet.

You now have the option to return to the 'saddle' and climb the opposite West Twin or return the way you came.

Permits/Costs:

Nil

Other References:

http://www.pebblesandpomegranateseeds.com.au/mt-tunbubudla-the-glass-house-mountains-twins/

 

Comments

Walked in on the track that’s on Old Gympie Rd and branched off to the SW face, very steep and hard terrain (I do not recommend). Found a goat track the N face of the mountain that made the mount enjoyable that took me the forestry trail that connects to Old Gympie Rd just N of the Twins.

Chappers on 29 Dec, 2012

From Old Gympie Rd, follow the track which winds along for a few kilometres. Before the saddle there is a piece of fencing on the right. I followed this for a while and eventually the track dissapeared. It's a pretty touch climb through grass and rocks. This time I only made it as far as a rock face, probably about half way up, as I had already done the Western hill and was running out of time.

Phill Driver on 16 Sep, 2012

Really hard from Saddle to Summit - no track, so you just have to push through. We pushed out looking towards the summit and going to the right 1st and then up. It's the loose stones underfoot that make it hard going. Next time, I'll keep going along the track past the saddle for about 30-50 metres and then turn up, looking for the hugh basalt rock sections which I'll climg up and around. It should be much firmer underfoot. The 4th highest of all the Glasshouse Mountains and rarely climbed by anyone, so an achievement to do

Alan Barrie on 16 Mar, 2011

A very nice off track walk, though the underfoot rocks are hidden at times by long grass.

Laurence Hallam on 12 Aug, 2010

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