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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.


Easy, well graded track until the end where it got a bit scary for those of us not good with heights! Amazing views from the top made a great lunch spot. Don’t attempt on a foggy/cloudy day as you won’t see nothing and the rock stairs become very slippery.

Mittens83 on 13 Apr, 2019

Well defined track. Highly recommend. Hardley saw a soul which is good for the soul.

Anonymous on 18 Mar, 2019

Great Hike! It was similar to Mt Cordeaux in difficulty but perhaps a touch more difficult in the second quarter. And that's mostly because this section was a little steep and there's not much shade coverage. You are in bush for this section not rainforest. But is eases back in rainforest again when you are on the southern side of the mountain. Definitely take lots of water at least 3L on a hot say. Great views at the top. It was a really nice hike with the surrounds and scenery changing regularly.

BeckNWood on 10 Mar, 2019

Clear track, fun and relatively easy. Misty at the top when we hiked and saw a python on the way down. Would go back on a clear day!

Celine on 20 Jan, 2019

Completed this walk for sunrise. It's the second time I've gone up in the dark. This is a really great one to do for sunrise. The track is very easy and if you walk briskly you can get to the top in under 70 mins.

Truly the best place in SE Qld to watch sunrise, and which is also reasonably accessible.

Dan456 on 12 Jan, 2019

Had a day to kill, so decided to do this walk again having done it over 10 years ago. No one else on the walk despite many cars in the car park. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the views from the top.

Brian on 8 Jan, 2019

Great walk , advise getting there early to secure a carpark

JOHN DELANEY on 6 Jan, 2019

This was my first bush walk and it was a great one to start with. Steady incline with some challenging areas. Took us 1hr30mins up and 1hr down.

scostello4 on 6 Jan, 2019

Did this walk in 3 hours with two 5 year olds. Beautiful walk. Very straightforward and awesome views. We had a few stops including a lunch stop at the top. Kids loved it. Adults loved it. Great family walk.

Cityofangels on 31 Dec, 2018

Started at 3.30am to get to the summit for sunrise. Beautiful sections of rainforest, plenty of bird life and rock wallabies along the way up. Some steep stairs along the top sections, sure footing is a must. Views were spectacular in every direction, great to get an overview of the area.

Tanya on 23 Dec, 2018

Mate it's an awesome climb! 360 views from the top. It's a pretty easy climb, it only took me one hour to the top and 45 min back down

Michael Richards on 8 Dec, 2018

Lovely walk through the changing landscape of the mountain, saw a koala scampering up a tree, timed it perfectly by reaching the top before the cloud set in to spoil the view.

Christine on 21 Oct, 2018


Jim on 8 Oct, 2018

great day and views

drewmac on 1 Oct, 2018

Lovely easy and beautiful hike.. recommend for beginners and people who want to take kids ( although under strict supervision as there a few exposed sections up top..nothing to dangerous though) heaps of steps as well and varied plant and bird life.. Went on a rainy day so there were no views at all but on a clear day the views would be amazing...

Ashwin on 8 Sep, 2018

The carpark was absolutely loaded today, must be all the fathers day hikers?! 🤣 Another nice walk up Mt Mitchell, had a nice cup of coffee, chats and relaxation at the top which took it to 3 and a 1/2 hours today.

Caro on 2 Sep, 2018

Beautiful walk again. Main Range is becoming a favourite! It was a bit more exposed than Mt Cordeaux. I think there has been either a fire or clearing done but it was quite warm even when I started out at 6.30am. Great walk and I was the only one on the track the whole way up. The top part is just amazing! Absolutely stunning views and beautiful scenery at the top! I’m totally doing this one again! There are quite a few stairs which I think would make it a little difficult for anyone with knee problems so keep that in mind.

Belindak77 on 18 Aug, 2018

Great little track. Saw a 1 metre goanna who just wandered onto the track and mozied up the walking track.... He was amazing! Beautiful rocks on the way up, great views.

Madonna Guy on 15 Aug, 2018

Started at 5am to catch the blood moon and the sunrise from the summit. Walk was longer than advertised at just under 14km round trip on my GPS. Easy to follow track. Fantastic views, well worth the early morning.

scruffy on 27 Jul, 2018

Great walk with beautiful view from the summit

Logan M. on 22 Jul, 2018


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