Pearson Lookout

Mudlo National Park

This great little walk is a great heart pounder as you ascend to the lookout. There's plenty of steps. One thing to watch out for is the giant spiderwebs with accompanying giant spiders that stretch across the track. Great views from the top.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

North of Gympie on the Bruce Highway, take the Wide Bay Highway down to Kilkivan. As you enter town turn right into James Street and right again onto Bridge Street that becomes Mudlo Road. Follow Mudlo Road to the National Park and you will find the small Scrubby Creek car park on your right.


Mudlo National Park

Route/Trail notes:

Head north across the creek road bridge to pick up the stepped pathway to your right, which is part of the Scrubby Creek Circuit walk. After 300m a track to your left (signposted) takes you up to the lookout.

Return by the same route, or carry on round the creek circuit back to the car park.



Other References/Comments:

Further along Mudlo Road is a small picnic area with a toilet block. On your way out, stop and take a look at the solitary tomb stone on the hillside next to the side of the road.


Lovely short but steep walk in the mist and rain

Albiville4 on 1 Jul, 2022

Covered both the Scrubby Creek Circuit and the lookout in one. Made an attempt to carry on beyond the lookout hoping it might get to the top of Mount Mudlo, but the track has not been maintained and became denser and denser with foliage that inhibited progress.

F.A.B. on 3 Oct, 2020

No need for 4WD at all. Any 2WD can reach the spot. Note the track starts as Scrubby creek track and then there is a fork to Pearsons Lookout.

ovel on 22 Aug, 2020

Enjoyed the short walk to Pearson’s lookout, continued on to try and find the Mudlo Gap track but had no luck. Was still able to make a nice little 5.5km loop track.

Susie on 1 Jun, 2020

Enjoyed this walk, lookout wasn’t too exciting but it was a good climb up. Watch for ticks.

Gannon Fam on 14 Aug, 2019

If/when going through Kilkivan and you have some spare time . Make a small detour. The car park lil further down the road has an actual rest area with toilets so take your time.

J on 7 Aug, 2015


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