Mt Cordeaux forms the Northern side of Cunningham's Gap. The track ends at a platform just below the main peak and is ideal for viewing South, down the length of Main Range National Park. There are also good views of the Moogerah Peaks, Mt Barney and North to the Mistake Mountains.

National Parks signage officially lists this walk as Grade 4 difficulty (most of the track is unsealed, with hazards such as tree roots/rocks, muddy sections and occasional tree-falls across the path). Walkers with a moderate level of fitness should find this a comfortable walk and be able to complete it in under the given timeframe.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn into a carpark adjoining the highway. The Mt Cordeaux trailhead is on the same side of the road as the carpark.


The track is clearly marked so no map is required, however the Sunmap Cunninghams Gap sheet covers the area.

Further Walks

The Mt Cordeaux track continues on to Bare Rock/Morgan's Walk and is worth the effort if you have the time. Allow 4.5 hours to complete the full track.


Walked Mt Cordeaux for first time. Great, well-formed, and safe track. 1 hr 15 mins up and a bit quicker back down. Very quiet track leaving at 5.30am.

Incredible wildlife - lots of potoroos, and stoked to see 2x Albert's Lyrebirds.

qldnick on 26 May, 2024

We did this walk with 14yo, 12yo and 9yo. Really enjoyable, mainly out and back with a small loop section at the bottom. Rainforedt, a bit muddy, but good adventure stuff.

Pretty busy due to public holiday, but didnt matter.

Marcus coleman on 6 May, 2024

Such a beautiful walk. Very humid in the summer but walking across the saddle to bare rock is spectacular.

pulsade on 10 Jan, 2024

A few Giant Spear Lilies still in bloom. Was a good season for those plants.

Wanderlust on 2 Oct, 2023

Nice winter walk ⛰️ Took an hour up from the Crest Carpark at a very brisk pace.

IMO the views are way better at Bare Rock. I would also recommend checking out the little crevice with the gold miner's sign; it's cool to walk through the gaps between the mountain :)

:) on 4 Aug, 2023

2nd time hiking Mt Cordeaux. We did a late afternoon hike so we could make it to Bare Rock for sunset. It took us about 1 hour to get to Mt Cordeaux lookout at a moderate pace.
Such a great hike with beautiful views!

Suz on 8 Jul, 2023

as of May 2023 you can't go all the way to the top. Its been blocked off because of Fragile Enviromental reasons. The views are quite nice from that place but if you wanted to get to the highest point....well you can't

Jozef KESEG on 8 May, 2023

Brilliant walk - this was my 5th time and I'm still itching to do it again. Perfect weather today & cool enough at the moment for a lunchtime walk. Easy to handle for kids with lots of changes in vegetation/views to keep things interesting. I overheard my 8 year old telling my 6 year old it was just like the changes in landscape in Minecraft.

Steph T on 11 Apr, 2023

One of the most visually spectacular walks I've done in SEQld!! Not a technically difficult walk, took Miss 11 and Miss 8 who started to tire in the last 20 mins (we also did the Bare Rock walk). Carpark was full when we arrived at 0830 on a Saturday.

Tegan on 21 Jan, 2023

Nice walk, started 5am thursday morning and didn't encounter anyone else. Added Bare Rock which was worth the extra couple of KMs. Total distance 12.65km, 495 elevation gain, 2h 35m elapsed time.

Brent on 19 Jan, 2023

First night hike to see new year in. Bit slower in the dark lots of slippery rocks and roots. Got to top with 20 minutes to spare. Only saw faint flashes of the fireworks in Brisbane city 110klms away through the clouds. The clouds lifted about 15minutes to late. Back down and tucked up in bed by 4.30am.

ian parker on 31 Dec, 2022

Nice easy well-graded walk. A few steps but nothing too strenuous. Nice compliment to Mt Mitchell if you have climbed that and are wanting to explore more of Main Range. We coupled it with Bare rock, which was only a few kms past the summit.

Jess&JonM on 27 Dec, 2022

Fun easy walk, switchbacks made it very relaxed. Had a nice nap at the summit and hung out with a young Currawong (don't feed the wildlife!) and then hiked back down again. Total hiking time 1.5 hours.

Sasha Thiedeke on 17 Aug, 2022

A great morning walk, not too difficult. I started at first light and there were already people there. Saw loads of wildlife - wallabies, lyre birds etc. Would 100% recommend continuing on the Bare Rock track if you have time. Was pretty muddy in parts and there was an icy wind towards the top.

Jose on 8 Aug, 2022

It's easier than I thought it would be as grade 4 listed.

Mai.H on 10 Jul, 2022

Easy graded solo walk to the summit. Terrific scenery. Saw a Lyrebird! Traffic noise from Cunningham Hwy is a bit of a distraction, but the birdlife dominates attention. Very busy in school holidays, even 9am Monday morning. I did this again in 2023 with Rob. We saw scarlet honeyeaters on grass tree stalks near the summit. We had lunch at the Dugandan Hotel on our way back to Brisbane. Lovely old pub with beer garden on a quiet street.

Kaz Manley on 27 Jun, 2022

Really lovely, easy hike, more of a long bushwalk.

Joanne on 3 May, 2022

Beautiful walk and views and not particularly hard. We saw a couple of small snakes, a wallaby and some black cockatoos.

RJ on 22 Apr, 2022

A stunner of a walk with a very steady and gentle incline which surprised and delighted us over and over again. The terrain changes constantly, the views are incredible and the lookout points numerous, and foot traffic was pretty light. The only down side was that the first half or so of the track was very muddy, but thank goodness no leaches! This is my second time doing the hike and it's still one of my favourites. Planning to do it again soon for sunrise :)

Laurelle Simleit on 9 Apr, 2022

Great walk with ever-changing scenery & amazing views! I would class this as medium, not hard. The track was easy to follow, however, a little muddy in places.
I did Bare Rock & Morgans Walk as well. It took me about 1.5 hours to get to Cordeaux lookout, then about another 1/2 hour to get to Bare Rock. Both are definitely worthwhile.
It was pretty cloudy on the way up, so views were limited, but it cleared up by the time I got to Bare Rock, so I was able to take in the views on the way back down. Beautiful!

Suz on 2 Apr, 2022


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