Pioneers Graves

Main Range National Park

130 meters south of the Pioneer picnic ground. A cairn stands to represent where the Pioneers of the area are buried.

No Dogs Permitted

Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway through Aratula towards Cunninghams Gap. 5.4km after Aratula turn left onto Lake Moogerah Rd (signposted Lake Moogerah and Spicers Peak). 5.8km later turn right onto Spicers Gap Rd. Follow this road another 6.5km into the National Park and park on the left at the Pioneer Graves Picnic Area, just past the campground.

Route/Trail notes

The walk leaves from the back of the carpark and is clearly marked. Make sure to read the information signs to understand the nature of the graveyard.

GPS Tracks

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Little walk to a commemorative cairn - no graves as such - great little picnic area with bush bbqs and tables…

Tileah on 10 Feb, 2024

Completed as part of a few shorter walks on a day trip. Limited signage needs restoration

Bobbe on Nov, 2022

very interesting to read into the lives of the pioneers who lay here. i dont know if i could camp here...i would get thouroughly spooked out.

Warlock Bride on 26 May, 2022

Started and finished the Mt Mathieson Loop Trail here. The history about the settlers graves is interesting. The plaques on the monument are badly weathered and it is very hard to read what is on them.

Brian on 2 Oct, 2020

Great to see the history of the area and appreciate and reflect on the lives of people before us.

Wandering Brauns on 16 May, 2020

Just near the camp ground.

Jeff Nutley on 2 Sep, 2019

Nice walk to a large stone cairn.

0zzyDave1234 on 21 Apr, 2019

Short walk near the camp ground with some poignant reminders of our early settlers & their difficult lives. Shame it is not being kept in better condition.

Cheryl on 11 Nov, 2017

Nice walk! We lit a fire and after dinner we accidentally walked down 😖😖

Max Hobson on 26 Mar, 2015

Nice short walk. It was interesting to read all the information boards which contain history of the area and the surrounding mountains such as the gold mine on Mt Cordeaux (I had always wondered what that was).

Alice on 1 Feb, 2015

Couldn't resist adding this on after walking Mt Mathieson

Richard Mason on 24 May, 2014

Nice quick walk.

Ian and Sue on 21 Oct, 2012

After having a bbq lunch at the campground explore the grave site area. There are small wallabies and plenty of birds around.

Boris Zoubakin on 21 Feb, 2010


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