Mt Cordeaux forms the Northern side of Cunningham's Gap. The track ends at a platform just below the main peak and is ideal for viewing South, down the length of Main Range National Park. There are also good views of the Moogerah Peaks, Mt Barney and North to the Mistake Mountains.

Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn right into a carpark adjoining the highway. The Mt Mitchell track leaves on the opposite side of the road, so take care when crossing!


The track is clearly marked so no map is required, however the Sunmap Cunninghams Gap sheet covers the area.

Further Walks

The Mt Cordeaux track continues on to Bare Rock/Morgan's Walk and is worth the effort if you have the time.


Didn't expect such a beautiful rainforest landscape at the beginning of the route. The forest is stratified and there are many buttress roots all over the places.
The route to the summit is gentle and clear.
It takes about 1.5hour to the Mt Cordeaux outlook from the carpark. The view is excellent! Great walk!

Gordon Cheng on 23 Jun, 2017

Beautiful walk on a clear, crisp and sunny day. Views are spectacular.

Easy, well-maintained track.

ShavenWalrus on 1 May, 2017

uphill all the way but worth it

newt666 on 19 Feb, 2017

Easy walk to Mt Cordeux Lookout, Morgan's walk, Bare Rock and back. Barely broke a sweat. Fabulous rainforest - took 100's of pics along the way so no idea how long it took to walk :) The views from Bare Rock are well worth the extra time. Loved every moment I was on Mt Cordeux, every single second with so much to see, from huge miss draped trees pocked with ferns to tiny outcrops of bright orange fungus. Plenty of bird life, wee lizards an the occasional wallaby. I'll be back for more! Next week Mt Mitchell. Lovin the Scenic Rim!

Jennie Fyson on 4 Jan, 2017

About 13km if you include Bare Rock. A relatively easy walk with some very stunning views, on a clear day!!

Grant on Jan, 2017

This as a great walk, took about 45mins to reach the top. Completely deserted up there too, I spent a while exploring! I found two giant holes in the mountain, one just below the peak that goes straight down and another a little further down the trail that is horizontal. As a geology student it absolutely perplexes me what these things are? Sills? Volcanic intrusions? They're so straight they look like they were drilled tbh! Anyway, amazing view at the top, I would have continued on down the other side but a storm was coming over:/ maybe next time

Sophie Shoesmith on 28 Nov, 2016

Planned to do the Mt Mitchell walk but ended up going with the Cordeaux as it had better reviews. Found the walk easy with a slight incline heading to the top look outs.. Weather was warm( went in the middle of the day) and was nice to walk most of the way under the trees. Views from the top 2 look outs are spectacular. Only a 3 hour walk at most but would be challenging if not fit. Worth the view from the top :)

b-dizzle on 30 Oct, 2016

Started nice and early , only to be greeted by some clouds at the top ....oh well...still a good hike / exercise ;-)

J on 29 Oct, 2016

One of the easiest ways to view the amazing vistas the Main Range can provide - this time of year the spear lillies are also in full flower and amazing.

tommytrailfinder on 2 Oct, 2016

Pretty easy walk, not steep or rocky and the trail is very well laid out.

Steve F on 2 Oct, 2016

A gradual incline that is not demanding, making it an easy walk with a huge reward at the top. The view is amazing, loved seeing the vegetation growing off the cliff faces and the various rock formations on the way up.

caus_91 on 1 Oct, 2016

Loved this even more than Mt Mitchell. Felt a bit more steep at a shorter distance but covered it without stops up & down (took about 1hr 35 mins without pics time). Fantastic views and rock formations. A bit muddy here & there. Great for backpack training when not wet. Can't wait to do Bare rock.

agms on 17 Sep, 2016

Lovely walk with the hubby, not too difficult with great views at the top. My mission, to try walk as many trails as possible by the end of spring 🌱🌿

Dianne on 21 Aug, 2016

Great Little walk. 45mins to the summit and maybe a further 30mins to Bare rock. Definitely worth continuing to Bare Rock.Even better views.

B_razzle on 14 Aug, 2016

Short and very smooth walk to a great summit view!

Murray Thomson on 10 Aug, 2016

If you are after an easy walk with absolutely rewarding views this is for you! Quite enjoyable and the flowers on the mountain are about to be in full bloom which adds to the panoramic views. We climbed early afternoon and it was beautiful. We made a little video of our adventure, view via the link below!

Adventures of LvH and C George on 10 Aug, 2016

A really easy going summit hike with switchbacks. You end on a platform just below the summit and have amazing views of the valley below. Took less than an hour to get to the platform, sat on the rocks and enjoyed the view before heading back down. Can see the highway from the top and the trucks are pretty noisy closer to the beginning of the trail.

Peita on 26 Jul, 2016

Great walk, fairly easy. Took 45 minutes up to the top, then went and did Bare rock (30 mins).

Chris on 23 Jul, 2016

Cloudy and no view but still enjoyable!

totally_dramatic1 on 18 Jun, 2016

Beautiful day for a walk up Mt Cordeaux!

Luke on 14 Feb, 2016


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