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Mt Mitchell, one of two peaks on either side of Cunningham's Gap, is a good track walk which provides great views of Main Range, the Moogerah Peaks and through to Mt Barney. There is a wide variety of biome types along the track, including luxuriant rainforest, eucalyptus forest, and montane heath, as well as impressive natural rock formations, making this an incredibly scenic walk.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn right into 'crest' carpark adjoining the highway. The Mt Mitchell track leaves on the opposite side of the road, so take care when crossing! Note that the carpark is rather small, so try to get there early to maximise your chances of securing a spot.


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


Such a peaceful walk, passed only 1 person in the morning. 3.5 hr. round-trip, including many photo ops and a meditation session in the rainforest. A bit of rain and wind whipped me at the top, but the view was still spectacular! Highly recommended.

NatureFan77 on 13 Nov, 2020

Amazing view. Enjoyed the walk. The tracks are a bit over grown. Watch out to spicky needle plants they hurt so where long plants that covers your whole leg.

Caparker on 8 Nov, 2020

It was a really nice climb. Spectacular views. Vegetation was overgrown, which was nice to see. Must wear long pants next time. watch your hands as they can come in contact with prickly plants . Loved this walk and would definitely do it again.

T.M.O'D on 8 Nov, 2020

Great easy walk. Not too strenuous at all. 1 hr 26 min to the top and 1 hr 6 min down. Be careful to scan edges of paths as snakes were very active today. Nothing dangerous but best to just keep an eye open. Great views from the top.

Steve on 31 Oct, 2020

Cheeky mid-week hike today. Done in 4 hours with LOTS of time for pictures testing out a new camera. Super easy with not that much incline at all. Interesting vegetation change from rainforest, to dry eucalyptus, rocky outcrops, rainforest again, and more rocky outcrops. Kinda sucks to see all the weeds that has crept in post-fire (inkweeds EVERYWHERE right now!). A little bit overgrown in some places with heaps of hairy, spiky plants so wear long pants :)

Started with bright blue skies that quickly turned overcast. Unfortunately it started raining at the top which doesn't make for great lookout photos but it at least made the greenery way more alive. The wildflowers were okay. Again, it was mostly weeds along this trail. A little disappointing with the crap weather and under maintained vegetation but at least we got some exercise in.

💐 Wildflower spots: Bulbine lilies, fringed lilies, native violets, native raspberries, golden everlasting daisies, native iris, false sarsaparilla, wonga vine, rock orchids hanging off cliff faces still blooming

Also saw like 5-ish pademelons which was cool :)

Rasy B on 21 Oct, 2020

King orchids and rock orchids on north wall of east peak in full bloom.

Wanderlust on 5 Oct, 2020

This one was tough. The incline is constant, we went mid morning and the sun was very hot. The view at the top is breathtaking, be prepared for the stairs to the top. Hard but worth it.

Louise Hamilton-Gainey on 5 Oct, 2020

Spotted lots of wildlife on this track, many birds, lyerbird, a lace monitor and a koala. Gradual incline contouring the mountain with a few stairs near the top. Some beautiful wild flowers and orchids in flower, if you can find them amongst all the post-fire weeds.

Jimcar on 29 Sep, 2020

Stunning scenery. Not a difficult walk.

JFoss on 25 Sep, 2020

One of my favourite south Queensland walks. Pretty gentle incline makes it a fairly easy hike, but a pretty decent length - the best part is there are views the whole way up, and the summit is stunning and makes an amazing picnic spot. Great to see the recovery after the bush fires too. Took 4 hours including an hours stop at the peak.

Lydia on 9 Sep, 2020

Uphill right from the start. Warm up if you are going for exercise pace. Or start slow and build up to a comfortable pace. Narrow path bordered by weeds all the way. Wear long pants if you are sensitive. If you wear shorts, know that plants and weed will brush up against you all the time. It is a great walk. Fantastic views at summit.

Hadi Nahvi on 5 Sep, 2020

Enjoyed this walk, but, I personally prefer the Mt Cordeaux experience over this one. Started about 9:00am and found it quite warm as you are on the incline from the start and in full sun until you reach the western side. The vegetation (mostly weeds) in parts in the earlier part of the hike was head high or more and there were some prickly plants to be aware of. Once you wind around to the back side of Mt Mitchell the track flattens out a little, is quite narrow in places, and you will experience some quite beautiful views from this aspect. We were pretty happy to see a lyre bird only a few meters from the track. The views from the top are spectacular, however, for someone such as myself who struggles with heights, the very end of the walk (stairs and razorback) was unfortunately somewhat of a struggle.

Sunnygirl on Sep, 2020

Second time we have done this walk; first time after the bushfires. Arrived around 1030, still a few parking places in the carpark. A more open feel after the fires, but also lots of weeds growing. We passed a few others going up and down, but had the summit to ourselves for the 30 minutes or so that we enjoyed our picnic lunch. Overall a great walk on a lovely sunny day with almost no wind.

Kaylene&Mal on 26 Aug, 2020

Did this walk at 4:30am in the rain, track was slippery and took about 2 hours and 20 mins to the top and 1 he 45 mins back down at a safe pace. Amazing views but the track will trick you several times thinking you are nearing the top.

Michael on 15 Aug, 2020

Fairly easy walk just like Mt Cordeaux. Much more dry at the start and some fire damage. View was magnificent. 3 hr return.

Chesspeople on 13 Aug, 2020

Did this walk today at a leisurely pace whilst observing a lot of beautiful birds. It took us 4 hours with a 10 minute break at the summit. Plenty of overgrown weeds for the first couple of kilometres but it’s a great trail, not too demanding in any spot. Once you think you’re nearing the top, there are a handful of rock staircases that seem to just keep on giving 🤣 The views are amazing from the summit. I wouldn’t say it’s better or worse than Mt Cordeaux/Bare Rock... they’re all wonderful and you just need to get out and do them all!

S K on 2 Aug, 2020

Lovely walk with fantastic views. Tracks can be narrow and if it is busy you need to stop and step off the track to allow people through. Best to do it early in the morning as it does become busy. It is nice though that walkers were quiet - no loud people - which shows me they are true trail walkers appreciating what surrounds them. I would do it again.

Anoogle on 2 Aug, 2020

Very easy walk, i barely even noticed i was climbing until i got a view of the road below. It has a fantastic view on the way up and at the end. There isn't a great deal of room at the summit so don't go in a big group or it will get crowded and there are sheer cliffs all around. If you are going in the wet, walking poles would certainly help as the mud is super slippery and i stacked it a couple of times on the way down today. Unfortunately at this time there are a lot of weeds on the way up. Hopefully they will get taken care of soon. But still a very nice hike.

Nittus on 26 Jul, 2020

Amazing! Easy! Beautiful!

Jemma on 21 Jul, 2020

Good track easy to find & follow. Awesome views from the top. Very cold in winter especially when its very windy. Get there early as the car park is small.

ian parker on 4 Jul, 2020


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