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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.


Carpark was fully packed out, had to park a few kms up the road, but luckily there is a bushwalking track that connects the secondary carpark to the main one (Box Forest Trail). This adds an additional 5km of hiking to the overall return distance.

Andy on 17 Jul, 2020

Very easy safe comfortable walk, good for the kids and family, amazing views

Tim on 6 Jul, 2020

Heading from Brisbane to Warwick through Cunningham's Gap, you will find Mt Mitchell on your left and Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock on your right. It is about 1.5 hour drive from Brisbane and around an hour from Ipswich 🚗

Mt Cordeaux stands 1,135m above sea level ⛰ It is 6.2km return hike and from here a further 2.8km to Bare Rock 👟

This picturesque hike will take you through some stunning rainforest with moss covered ancient old tree's and boulders 🌳 glorious crow's nests, staghorns and ferns 🌿 Even though I started this hike later in the day, you could still feel the Winter crisp air on your cheeks as the afternoon went on 🌞❄
The sound of bell bird's, lyrebirds, parrots 🦜 frog's 🐸 and the scuffle of wallabies being woken from a late afternoon nap 🦘 can be heard throughout the forest as it starts to wind down for the day. My kind of magic ✨

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

I would highly recommend hiking the further 2.8km from here to Bare Rock 🗻 It is a long 2.8km but well worth it. From on top of Bare Rock you do feel like you are on top of the world 🌏 watching the clouds gently dance over the Great Dividing Range ☁️ soaking up the Winter sunshine 🌞 you can't help but be so very grateful to be alive 🙏

I would not classify this hike as hard but a reasonable level of fitness is needed 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️
The track is well signed and easy to follow ↖️
It took me about 2 hours to hike to Bare Rock with stopping for photo's along the way 📸 and just under an hour and a half to get back down.

Now is the perfect time to start hiking and exploring these glorious mountains of ours and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer 💕

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Mel on 6 Jul, 2020

Great walk for the family. Some cliff edges so look after the young ones. youtube

Grunter on 1 Jul, 2020

A fun walk.
Not as hard as we thought it would be.
You could take little ones on this walk, but be careful near the top as there are cliff-edge walking near the top.

We went during the week and it was not too busy. There was a lot of rubbish on the shoulder, where the track stops. We picked up a lot, which was a real shame.

Highlight of the walk was seeing a lyrebird scrounging around.

Wandering Brauns on 30 Jun, 2020

Great walk great views.

Marlaina Embling on 19 Jun, 2020

Was a bit busy so had to park down the road 800m from carpark. Great walk with phenomenal views - 360degrees. Probably the best views we have seen on a hike so far. Was 9.59km for us due to parking 2hrs 25mins.

Vic and Ale on 30 May, 2020

nice walk beautifull views fire hasn't burnt much this side of the gap

Apples on 27 May, 2020

We took 3.5 hours for this. Took our time and a 5yo in tow. We took 100 pictures and spent 30 min + at the top.
This is one of the best views I have seen in a while. Especially for such an "easy" ascent.
Only had to carry the little one for the last 800 meters and another 500 meters in between.
Keep a firm handle on the kids on the last 20 meters.
There is no railing and it goes down steeeeep.
But all up It's a safe and easy walk. Bit long for a 5yo but definitely not hard .

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Maria R on 27 May, 2020

Did this walk this morning, was lucky to snag a park in the parking area as it was chockers!Trail is good, incline is gradual so it is definitely doable! Views breathtaking. Chilly up top, take a jacket even if you dont think youll need it!

renaeb on 24 May, 2020

This was quite a nice walk. And the views from Mt Cordeaux were great. We stopped at Mt Cordeaux on the way to Bare Rock/Morgan's Walk, which is a highly recommended extension if you have the time to do so.

Marty MH on 24 May, 2020

Nice walk this morning. Car park full at 7am. Was bursting at the seams when I finished at midday. Track good. Couple of trees down but easy to navigate over them. Mostly walking in rainforest with a few sunny parts.

Minnie on 22 Mar, 2020

Beautiful walk, defined bush path the whole way. The view at the end is lovely, my husband and I took up some food and a picnic blanket and enjoyed the 360 degree views. Take a jacket as it can get a little cold and foggy up there. Would definitely recommend this walk.

Kristy on 7 Mar, 2020

Great walk after the rain. Heaps of waterfalls on the way up. Summit was covered in cloud so no view except cloud. Highlight was walking up close to a Albert's lyrebird

Juiced Pixels on 15 Feb, 2020

The only walk open in the Main Range national park after the fires. After having done this walk on many occasions, it was distressing to see the amount of damage done by the recent bush fires. The day was overcast with light rain patches. You could see the plants were starting to recover in some areas with spectacular color on the new growth and shoots. Still a pleasant walk to do.

Brian on 1 Feb, 2020

Definitely a great spot to watch the sunrise!

Itonist584 on Feb, 2020

Some areas have been burnt due to the recent fires, wouldn’t recommend this walk at the moment if you are interested in botanising. Some steep edges for those afraid of heights. Great views from the top to enjoy your lunch.

Mittens83 on Feb, 2020

Easy walk with my 9yo. We took our time taking photos and rested at the summit for half an hour. Took us 4hrs. Very pretty. Affected by recent fires but new growth is stunning. Well worth the hike. Views are gorgeous.

Lish on 29 Jan, 2020

Fantastic views, albeit a highly trafficked track.

I highly recommend Bare Rock for a good sunset.

basalamant on 2020

Nice easy hike

Deon Krahe on Sep, 2019


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