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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.


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 2 Aug, 2019

Great moderate walk. Slow climb to the top so its not too steap. Great views from the top looking towards Moogerah. The gymea lilies were starting to flower, would look amazing in spring in full bloom. Best to arrive early. We began walk at 7.30am and only saw 3 other couples on the way. When we arrived back at the carpark it was full and people were having trouble finding parking spaces. If you walk quietly and not yahoo and carry on you may be lucky to encounter a lyerbird like we did. Were able to view quite closely while she was scratching for food. We also heard multiple lyerbird calls throughout the rainforest section. Some cool rock formations to be seen.

carissajim on 28 Jul, 2019

Great walk through the rainforest.
Definitely stop at the cave on the way up for a peak, also the hole in the ground lookout which is like a massive forever drop into this cylindrical hole, so cool.
The views from the actual lookout are amazing

Simon Hutchen on 17 Jul, 2019

One of the most picturesque walks we have done. The views began from almost the first turn and consistently emerge at various points all the way up. We went to bare rock where the outlook is spectacular.

Tim on 24 Jun, 2019

Lovely view from the top

Lindy Ghest on 15 Jun, 2019

Easy walk. But at the summit careful of the ledge.

Chris Park on 1 Jun, 2019

Steep but lovely walk with amazing plant and wildlife. We saw lots of lyrebirds and some of the biggest most stunning giant spear lilys. The view was spectacular.

Kelly Stardust on Jun, 2019

This was a really nice walk. Very picturesque particularly near the lookout. We did this walk on our way to bald rock.

Ian and Sue on 6 May, 2019

Quick and easy with nice views. With a very gentle incline all the way up, I would lean toward an easy rating on this hike as opposed to medium as it is categorised. We were up and down with a snack break at the peak in under an hour and three quarters.

Hannah on 5 May, 2019

Great walk, weather was perfect, can get crowded on public holiday weekends (even a drone unfortunately). I have done this at least 4 times over the years, this is my most recent hit out on the track.

Diddy on 3 May, 2019

Nice rainforest walk and took just over an hour to get to the top with a gentle pace. Went to Bare Rock and extended this hike to ~13kms return.

Celine on 20 Apr, 2019

My husband and I and our kids (7 and 9) hiked up Mount Cordeaux yesterday afternoon. It was an absolutely amazing walk with incredible views! Well worth the hike.
The majority of the track is through the rainforest, an easy track to follow with a gentle upward gradient and steps every now and then. Nothing too difficult or strenuous, other than the distance.
It took us around 1.5 hours up (with quite a few rest breaks for the kids), and around an hour back. Saw a few snakes, a massive earthworm as thick as my fingers, and picked up a leech on the way back (icky!!).
Lovely walk, I would definitely recommend it and I hope to be able to do it again soon.

Sarah on 13 Apr, 2019

Really nice walk. Did it for sunrise and got to the lookouts after about 55 minutes. First vantage spot has nothing on the actual sign posted lookout about 100m further up. There's also another great lookout spot about 5 minutes further along the main track that would have excellent eastern sunrise views too. Did the walk on a clear April Friday morning. Perfect temperature for walking but chilly at the top when the wind blows so bring a jacket. Only saw one other person as we were coming back down later that morning.
Can recommend the extra hike to bare rock if looking to extend on from Mt Cordeaux, great views there too!

Joe Hunwicks on 5 Apr, 2019

Amazing views and easy track to follow! Continued on to Bare Rock and this was so worth it. Beautiful colours on the rock formations and the stunning green ferns make this hike so interesting!

Ronald and Ramona Jonkergouw on 17 Feb, 2019

Soo Awesome!

Michael Richards on 16 Feb, 2019

Get there early if you're going in summer. Saw a python, goanna and some wallabies. Lots of birds too.

Dwaino on 13 Jan, 2019

One of my favourites. The rainforest is amazing. Did this hike including bald rock with my 5 year old. It took us 5 hours return including a few stops and lunch at the top. Saw heaps of wildlife including snakes, goanas and skinks. You won't be disappointed with this one. The track is pretty straightforward and doesn't get too difficult.

Cityofangels on 10 Jan, 2019

Nice easy hike through lush rainforest which keeps it nice and cool. Only the upper section of the walk was exposed to the full sun. Quite an easy hike up and back. Done in 2.5hours but we weren't rushing and took our time enjoying the splendid views at the top.

BeckNWood on 6 Jan, 2019

Pretty cool, bit windy, not too hard.
Walked to mount cordeaux and then continued to Bare Rock, Total Trip was 12pm - 330pm back at car

KyleJ84 on 5 Jan, 2019

Moderate climb. Well marked stunning views! Make sure you apply insect repellant.

Anonymous on 3 Jan, 2019


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