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Mt Mitchell, one of two peaks on either side of Cunningham's Gap, is a good track walk which provides great views of Main Range, the Moogerah Peaks and through to Mt Barney.

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Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn right into 'crest' 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.


Good track easy to find & follow. Awesome views from the top. Very cold in winter especially when its very windy. Get there early as the car park is small.

ian parker on 4 Jul, 2020

Mount Mitchell is a pretty breezy hike, very well tracked however there is a lot of vegetation. It gets very busy throughout the day, so I recommend going early in the morning.

It's a very nice hike, 10/10 would recommend, and it's perfect for those who are learning to hike, there is no scramble either, just steps towards the top. The views are beautiful

Ashley Scott on 27 Jun, 2020

Easy walk, path slowly climbs well defined track. Nothing difficult about the climb. Went when it was raining the whole time, cold and windy and saw absolute nothing but LOVED it! The 2 10yr olds had the time of their lives. Will climb again in good weather and do My Cordeaux on the same day. This walk is very achievable and takes around an hour to go up, faster on the way back.

Curry Bunch on 14 Jun, 2020

Mt Mitchell is one of two peaks on either side of Cunningham's Gap ⛰⛰

It is a volcanic mountain and sits 1174m above sea level.

From Ipswich, it is a little over an hour to reach as you head towards Warwick 🚗

It is not a strenuous hike but in saying that, I did have to stop a few times on my way up and would suggest a moderate level of fitness is needed 👟

This hike will give you some stunning views of Main Range, the Moogerah Peaks through to Mt Barney 🌄

It is so wonderful to see it flourishing after the fire's!

Enjoy 💕🙏

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Mel on 9 Jun, 2020

Nice easy walk with fantastic views.
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Grunter on 18 May, 2020

Relatively easy ascent. 3 hours return with half an hour break at the top. Beautiful views. Very brambly and thorny on the way up - lots of reveg and cobblers pegs after summer fires. Saw brown snake on trail.

ct__ on 18 Apr, 2020

Great to see the bush recovering, flowers out everywhere and swarms of butterflies. Very enjoyable casual walk.

Brian on 16 Mar, 2020

Very dangerous since the fires. Track is completely obstructed on multiple occasions, from shrubbery that has fallen over, to very large trees completely obstructing the climb. Multiple landslides and very loose surface, track is very easy to lose now. Once you get to the top, the steps are entirely covered by ash and burned trees. Would take extreme caution. This hike will take a lot of work to get it safe again.

RhysA on 5 Jan, 2020

If you like weedforests this is a hike for you. The summit has stunning views and really showcases just how precarious Cunningham's Gap truly is...

The weeds are shocking. The southern side of the mountain is very rainforested and the atmosphere here is fresh and rejuvinating whilst the weeds just make you feel sickly, itchy, and are just generally unsightly.

basalamant on 2020

Fantastic walk. Totally loved it and would highly recommend. It has a slight incline most of the way until you get close to the top where there are steps. We saw heaps of birds, particularly close to the top, and that was at midday.

Ian and Sue on 26 Jul, 2019

Quite an easy and rather non-strenuous trail to get to the top. Amazing views from the top. Highly recommend!

Karshing on 22 Jul, 2019

Nice walk. 3 hours return including 30 minutes at the top. Great view.

Rob E on 20 Jul, 2019

Nice walk,great views. .....

Allan on 10 Jul, 2019

Great walk. Took under two hours.

Mkos on 1 Jul, 2019

Awesome spot!

Graemej on 27 Jun, 2019

Beautiful, walked on a foggy day, one side of the mountain full of fog, the other clear as day, made an interesting contrast. Spotted a Koala in the trees on the way up. Some interesting views and Alice in Wonderland type moments!

Lindy Ghest on 16 Jun, 2019

Awesome view

Jenny on 12 Jun, 2019

Well maintained path, excellent views of lake Moogerah and surrounds from the summit.

Salem13 on 1 Jun, 2019

Great walk, splendid view at the end

Doyle on 12 May, 2019

Absolutely amazing views and worth every minute. I did the hike with a friend who is still recovering from a very bad car accident a couple of years ago. We did the hike at her pace and did it in 6hrs, which was an absolutely amazing achievement for her. With some encouragement, I got her out further on the cliff, as she was missing the full view back at the rainforest edge and she couldn't have been more proud and rewarded with the views she saw.

Rach on 10 May, 2019


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