Moss's Well, in tall open forest, is a haven for many species of birds. The well is believed to take its name from Edward Moss, the first road contractor. This was the only water for travellers and their teams making their way over the range. The well water is now unsuitable for drinking.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
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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.


Route/Trail notes

Follow the signage to through the walk (very short)



Other References

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Quick easy walk when you are up this way doing some of the longer walks. Easy to add on.

Bobbe on Nov, 2022

Passed by as part of the Mathieson trail loop. Interesting to picture yourself at the location 150 years ago, and taking a sip. The water did seem clear enough to drink when i passed by.

Warlock Bride on 18 Jun, 2022

Another side trip off the Mt Mathieson Loop Trail. If you get close to the well and stand perfectly still, you will be joined by honey eaters, finches and wrens to name a few. Quite enchanting to just sit and hear and watch.

Brian on 2 Oct, 2020

No water

Jeff Nutley on 2 Sep, 2019

Cool walk to the Moss well. There is lots of leaf litter in the well so the water might be contaminated.

0zzyDave1234 on 21 Apr, 2019

Short pleasant walk through the forest to what was a water source for early pioneers.

Cheryl on 11 Nov, 2017

A very short walk to a small pool of water. Good to see for it's historical value and importance to animals that use it.

Steve F on 6 Nov, 2016

Beautiful beginners bushwalk when combined with the Governors Chair. We took my children 9, 5 and 5 and they loved hearing the stories on the plaques and learning more about Australian history.

Bossy on 6 Mar, 2016

Looks very different from the picture presented now. Water looks like it's flowing from a rock nearby and has formed a little creek running over the already full well. I'd only take a look if you were on the road already. Interesting information boards.

Alice on 1 Feb, 2015

A stagnant waterhole surrounded by mosquitoes, I'm sure it would have been much more important back in the day.

rob.bushman on 28 Dec, 2014


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