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.

GPS Tracks

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Hiked to the Mount Cordeuax summit and Bare Rock on a beautiful cool and rainy day. Very muddy for the first half but better under foot from halfway. Morgans Walk was borderline inaccessible due to how overgrown it has become. With stinging plants visible we did not proceed. Alerted the ranger at the base but wouldn’t recommend that detour unless it is cleared

RobandHarry on 2 Dec, 2021

Nice walk after the rain.

J Manning on 30 Oct, 2021

Definitely a good walk, espescially if you add in the bare rock track. Took us about an hour to reach the summit. Lovely views from the top!

melted_cheese on 10 Sep, 2021

Good trails, perfect for group walking. View is worth.

James on 9 Sep, 2021

Fairly easy, winding, nice short link to Bare Rock, lovely views

Bruce on Aug, 2021

Cool day so easy walk; 1 hour 40min

Carmen on 31 Jul, 2021

Sunrise hike - so worth waking at 3am!

Eleasa on 24 Jul, 2021

Nice easy to follow walking track with exceptional views. Quite muddy in parts due to recent rain. Lots of wildlife along the way, even saw a large snake on the path heading towards Bare rock.

Danni on 14 Jul, 2021

Great walk through rainforest to the peak. Lots of birdlife. Beautiful views at the top. Easy to moderate with set trail to follow. Breathtaking views at top.

Susan on 29 May, 2021

Add the walk to Bare Rock and Morgan’s Way , the total walk is approx 14.5 k return. The track is easy to follow.

Lyn on 29 May, 2021

So beautiful, one of my favourite hikes so far. The last bit that transitions from deep rainforest to exposed mountain edge is mind blowing! Cruisey walk, bit of exercise but nothing crazy.

Kaina on 23 May, 2021

Great hike, not too strenuous, 3hrs of walking time, went all the way to Bare Rock, great place for lunch. Views all around.

Kevin Baker on 19 May, 2021

5 hours including Bare Rock

Chris Wilson on 3 May, 2021

We did both Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock. Both had stunning views, well worth doing both peaks in the one walk. The track was quite busy given it was a public holiday. Track etiquette required. Did the track in about 4.5 hrs with a 20-30 minute stop at both peaks.

Karen on 25 Apr, 2021

Moderately easy walk, thought it was going to be much harder. Completed in 2.5 hours up to cordeaux than back down through the rainforest circuit. Bare rock is an extra 3.2km.
Total was 10.5km from carpark up to Mt cordeaux than back through the rainforest.

KLEEWDO on 20 Apr, 2021

Great hike great views! We went all the way to bare rock and some parts of the track were overgrown but that was fine.

Kat on 20 Feb, 2021

Nice gentle hike. Get there early and see the sun come up!

Tony Capitano on 23 Jan, 2021

Took 2 hours- was constantly walking at a steady pace. Arrived at 1pm and only 2 other cars parked at bottom. Made it to the top in about an hour, stayed for around 15-20 minutes then came back down. Easily identifiable track, overgrown towards the top but still able to walk through. Love seeing the scenery change from rainforest to bush. Only went to the lookout, not bare rock and had an amazing view!

Racquel on 19 Jan, 2021

We left really early to walk this summit. We started walking at about 8:20 and got back by 11:00, with 30 mins for a break at the top. It was a really humid and hot day, which made the walk uncomfortable. Most of the walk (except for the final part) takes place in a rainforest, where there are many bugs - so take some bug spray. The final section is much more open and extremely hot - you will get constantly scorched by the sun. You will walk past a series of cliffs that at around 9:30 - 10:00 AM should block the sun - they are a great place to take a break. The views from the summit - well, actually it's not at the very top of the mountain, its like a ledge off the side, are extremely good and you can see all over the fassifern valley to Flinders peak. If you have a drone, its a great place to fly it (I brought mine).

0zzyDave1234 on 2 Dec, 2020

Good walk for summer - shaded for most of the walk. No super-steep sections, and the path is mostly sloping upwards with few steps.

Rhi on 29 Nov, 2020


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