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.


Very nice winter time walk, was very fresh in the rainforest, but not too cold with long pants & a light jacket on. Definitely would get muggy & uncomfortable to do in the summertime I feel. Really pleasant views & lots of interesting different trees the whole way, but the views at the top were absolutely stunning. took about an hour up & an hour down for this part of the hike, however we went on further to Bare Rock another extra 45 mins up & back & it was so worth the extra km, the view got even better!

Angie Nicole on 23 Jun, 2018

Awesome day out! Did Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock in 5 hours including a nice lunch break, lots of photos and goofing around time. We even saw a Lyrebird!

Graemej on 21 Jun, 2018

Super easy walk. We took three hours on the nose to complete the Bare Rock walk return. That was at a leisurely pace so those who like to power up hills will do this in no time. Much better views than I was expecting and really glad we had perfect weather. Signage was excellent and the path was really well defined as noted in the description. Great one even if you have little ones.

Kingi on 20 May, 2018

Very gradual ascent, which was fantastic. Beautiful walk with a few lookouts to stop at on the way to the summit. We continued on to Bare Rock - definitely worth the extra walk if you have time. Quite an easy walk

Tanya on 28 Apr, 2018

We loved this hike it had lots of rain Forrest, beautiful scenery its magical with early morning mist views are gorgeous. My kind of hike. Oh and we were happy that there were no leaches that day.

HR on 30 Mar, 2018

My daughter and I really enjoyed our first time out at Mt. Cordeaux. We spotted many wild birds and even a big old goanna. We signed and well maintained track.

Andy Seward on 28 Dec, 2017

Great walk and AMAZING VIEWS... came across 2 snakes, one a whip snake and the other a Rough Scale which had the path blocked and I needed to find a long stick to remove it as it had us held hostage.. I won't be returning until the cooler weather does as I think it's too remote to chance a highly venomous snake bite!

_Susan_ on 13 Dec, 2017

Completed this walk in the rain on a Monday. It was peaceful as we had the mountain to ourselves (we didn't run into another soul except for the odd leech and marsupial!). Definitely recommend being vigilant for leeches. Found the trail to be well maintained, though slippery in some muddy parts (muddy from the rain) but that's not an issue if you have good shoes (as we did)! Overall, very enjoyable and easy walk. It was a lovely area to walk through and unwind to while listening to the sounds of nature and singing birds.

Astrid on 4 Dec, 2017

An easy walk and great views from the top.

Suzey on 24 Sep, 2017

Great little walk. Not really a class 4 but long if you include bare rock which is worth the extra 2.8KM

Leigh on 19 Aug, 2017

Loved this. Amazing views, easy walking.

luvwalking on 17 Aug, 2017

An relatively easy walk and well worth the short detour to Bare Rock. Views are stunning but can get cold in the afternoon. Stay a while at the summit and look at this incredible place we are lucky enough to call home.

Natalie on 13 Aug, 2017

Amazing. Bloody amazing. We added on the bare rock track 2.8km. If you don't want to walk the extra 5.6km return on top of the mt cordeaux walk at least go approx 800m along the trail to see the stunning view.

Sharon Abbott on 12 Aug, 2017

Beautiful walk, lots of shade and very cool under the canopy.

TJ on 5 Aug, 2017

This is one of my favourite walks. Starts with rainforest and then some spectacular views once you get higher up.

Brendan on 31 Jul, 2017

Much easier than I was expecting. Some good views while the sun shined. Kept going to Bare Rock which was covered in fog 😔

Juiced Pixels on 16 Jul, 2017

Lovely walk. Not difficult in terms of skill level but is a long walk up and good to get the blood pumping. Can be done with kids. The look out is beautiful however please note you cannot actually go up to the peak as that is closed. Worth the extra 40 minutes or so to go to Bare rock as the views from there are better.

Ashwin on 8 Jul, 2017

It hadn't rained but this walk was still damp enough on the track to keep an eye on the feet at times. That is of course what you expect during any rainforest section of a walk. The ascent would make any walker puff, but not too much. It's a great cluster of peaks in this area.

Dvette on 3 Jul, 2017

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

This beautiful hike will take you through some stunning rainforest with moss covered ancient old tree's and boulders 🌳glorious Crows Nests, Staghorns and ferns 🌿 The crisp Winter morning air on your cheeks and the sound of Bell Bird's and frog's 🦅🐸 can be heard throughout the forest as it starts to come to life. My kind of magic 😉 and that's even before you reach the summit!

The view from Mt Cordeaux is very beautiful with views South, down the length of the Main Range National Park, Moogerah Peaks, Mt Barney and North to the Mistake Mountains ⛰

I would highly recommend hiking the further 2.8 km (about 20 min) to Bare Rock. Here you will be greeted with spectacular views of the Scenic Rim and what a pretty bloody glorious place to stop for something to eat 🍏🍉🍓

I would not classify this as a hard hike but a reasonable level of fitness would be recommended 💪
It took me about 1.5 hours at a reasonable pace to reach Bare Rock stopping to take MANY photo's along the way 📸
I spent about 1 hour on top of Bare Rock just soaking up the Winter sun and watching the clouds roll in and out of the mountains and valley's 🌬
The hike back down only took about an hour.

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