Mt Castle Lookout

Main Range National Park

Short track walk to view great view of Mt Castle, Flinders Peak, and even Brisbane on a clear day.

Bird Watching
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Type 'Lookout Rd, Goomburra' into your GPS. 

Go through Cunninghams Gap on Cunningham Highway. Turn right at the driver reviver on the right at Gladfield (Goomburra Rd).Turn right onto Inverramsy Road at the Goomburra Hall and follow this road to the very end. The road turns gravel and crosses the creek a number of times as it passes a number of private campgrounds (Gordon Country).

When you reach the National Park boundary (signed) take the left branch (Lookout Rd) which very quickly crosses the creek once more. (This crossing isn't sealed but can handle conventional cars as long as the creek isn't running too high).

Head up the range, you'll pass the start of the Araucaria Falls walk on the left then the Sylvestor's Lookout walk on the right before finally reaching the end of the road and the start of the Winder Track and Mt Castle Lookout.


Sunmap 1:25 000 - Glen Rock, Mount Superbus, Townson, Teviot, Cunninghams Gap, Wilsons Peak

Route/Trail notes

Just follow the track! Track climbs a bit and can be a bit slippery when wet, but quite easy.


No costs involved unless backcountry camping - see main range Ranger Station

Other References


Very easy walk, beautiful rainforest around. Unfortunately foggy when we got the lookout, but still very atmospheric. A little slippery in places, but lovely surroundings.

Tanya on 27 Mar, 2022

An easy 480m each way, traversing through soft rainforest. The views from this lookout are beautiful. We could see Flinders Peak, Mt Edwards, and even Brisbane in the distance!

sezwalks on 7 Apr, 2021

Easy walk and nice view.

Olwyn on 30 Jan, 2021

Our third walk for the day (after Araucaria Falls and Sylvesters Lookout). A relatively short and easy walk. On a clear day, you can see Brisbane from the Lookout.

Shazlex on 4 Oct, 2020

Amazing view to my Castle

Breno on 16 Sep, 2020

A nice short walk, good view from the lookout of the "castle" feature. Worth doing with Sylvesters lookout.

BrentG on 27 Jul, 2019

Easy stroll , nice view

J on 5 Aug, 2017

Nice little walk to a fantastic lookout! Lots of bird life :)

Alice on 12 Aug, 2015

Great short walk with an awesome view at the end.

rob.bushman on 4 Jan, 2015

Nice walk through the forest to a great view.

drewmac on 9 Jun, 2014

Went up for a day trip with a mate, looking at future campsites. Brilliant view of Mt Castle, and down the valley back to Ipswich and Brisbane.

Viking on 22 Apr, 2014

Great view and track wasn't trashed even though the Goomburra area was very busy (Easter weekend).

Richard Mason on 24 Apr, 2011

Good view of Mount Castle, walk up and back from Dalrymple creek for exercise.

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