Mt Tunbubudla West

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, but the reward is a new perspective of the remainder of the Glass House Mountains to your north.

Lookouts
Bird Watching
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
307m
Maximum Elevation
291m
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!  This is important to take note of.  Last time I climbed, a person was there in a honda civic - but the weather was dry.  Deep mud ruts can be seen from vehicles going there in the wet, and it is evident that a 2wd would likely become stuck in these conditions.

Follow the Steve Irwin Way to Beerburrum and turn west along the Beerburrum Road. After 1.8km, turn right onto Eaton Road and follow this unsealed road for 3.7km 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 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. To the left is a well defined track that leads to the cliff face.

From here, you can follow the cliff face left till you find a 'pink flagged' gully leading to the top. The right hand route requires you to climb the rock face to the top. There is a rock cairn to mark the top at 296m, but the best views are from the cliff face to the north.

You now have the option to return to the 'saddle' and climb the opposite East 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

Perhaps my favourite climb of all the Glasshouse Mountains. There is a bit of a track going left from the Saddle. The rockface you come to a few mins later is awesome. The easy way is to work yourself to the right for about 30 meteres until you find a path up. We went left and climbed up the rockface following steps / grooves in the rockface - more dangerous but also exhilerating. After that a nice ascent to the top. Great views all round.

Alan Barrie on 17 Sep, 2011

Very slippery when you get to the rockface.

jen on 16 Jul, 2011

A steep and loose climb but well worth the effort.

Laurence Hallam on 11 Aug, 2010

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