Governors Chair Lookout

Main Range National Park

Magnificent views out over the Fassifern Valley.

Take a seat in the large rock at the edge which was popular resting spot for early governors on their journeys over the range at Spicers Gap.

Be careful as it is a sheer cliff edge.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Follow Lake Moogerah Rd, then Spicers Gap Road via Spicers gap camping / picnic area and up to the Governors Chair lookout carpark.

Spicers Gap Rd is gravel and can be difficult in wet past the picnic grounds but most 2WD vehicles will be OK.

If the road is closed you can walk from the Spicers Gap carpark / picnic area.


NPWS Cunninghams Gap map from their website.

Cunninghams Gap topographic map, not necessary unless you plan to walk off track.

Route/Trail notes

A short walk up a gravel path and steps from the Governors Chair carpark to the lookout.



Other References

NPWS main Range website has all the information.


Completed this walk on a day trip taking in a few easy walks. there isn’t much information when you do this walk and the signs that are there are faded and not able to be read to it does feel like a bit of a waste of time but hopefully there will be some restoration in the future.

Bobbe on Nov, 2022

It was described as the ''Incomparable Panorama on a sign post, my colleagues and i laughed as we recalled the 360 degree birds eye view from the Mount Barney summit, surely we did have a worthy adversary to compare with. Steadily trudging along, after a lengthy Mathieson Trail adventure, we stopped and our breath was stolen from our lungs. A draping landscape of blue and green, windswept trees and tall grasses stared back at us as we behld their magnificence. What a sight!
Brisbane can be seen in a far off distance to the north east and all the wonderful mountains of the scenic rim along with it to the east and south.

Warlock Bride on 18 Jun, 2022

Easy to combine with Mt Mathieson Circuit. Nice spot for Lunch with great views.

ozsailor on 12 Sep, 2021

Not really a walk, but a good view.

samkramer on 21 Aug, 2021

Did this as a side trail off the Mt Mathieson Loop Trail. Views are spectacular and well worth some time to just sit and take it all in.

Brian on 2 Oct, 2020

Watched the sunrise. Great view

Jeff Nutley on 2 Sep, 2019

Raining today just as we got there

Graemej on 4 Jul, 2019

Easy walk. Great views of the other mountains in the Main Range NP. Sheer drop off though. Be careful!

0zzyDave1234 on 21 Apr, 2019

Easy drive on a dry road. Incredible view for very little effort.

Ange on 22 Jul, 2018

Nice view for sunrise

Rob on 14 Jul, 2018

Awesome.view for a tiny walk. Great as part of Spicer's peak or for a quick stop if camping nearby

Peter Hill on 27 May, 2018

Beautiful view, perfect place to start the Spicers Peak hike :)

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Lia Skye on 17 Dec, 2017

Stunning views from the Governors Chair spot. Road is badly washed away in spots with recent rains. A lot of bird & animal life to see. Worth the approximately 7 klms of gravel road but take it slowly.

Cheryl on 11 Nov, 2017

Fantastic views that make the drive up there very worth while.

Steve F on 6 Nov, 2016

Absolutely stunning views! Most pituresque place I've ever had lunch. Well worth it for the views alone, added bonus of the rich history on the plaques.

Bossy on 6 Mar, 2016

This is an AMAZING view towards Mt Fraser to Mt Barney. Access is via a long dirt road so I don't recommend attempting in the rain, a very stressful drive for my little Tiida.

Alice on 1 Feb, 2015

Don't do this walk on a rainy day, all I could see was white (clouds).

rob.bushman on 28 Dec, 2014

Great views from here and at sunset across the valley

drewmac on 5 Jul, 2014


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