Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

The Crest is a great starting point to for some of Main Range's most popular walking tracks. Photo credit: © Jennifer Bartlett

Impressive mountain peaks, escarpments and ridges offer breathtaking views. Photo credit: © Janette Asche

The Crest

This pretty spot is the starting point for some of the park's most scenic and popular walking tracks.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Nestled in subtropical rainforest on the top of Cunninghams Gap, this site is on the edge of the Main Range escarpment. Park your car and hoist your pack, ready for a day of exploring this superb area.

All of the tracks in the Cunninghams Gap section of the park start from here. Find out everything you need to know from the signs before heading off to explore the Box Forest track, Rainforest circuit, Gap Creek Falls track, Palm Grove circuit, Mount Cordeaux track, Bare Rock track and Morgans walk, and Mount Mitchell track.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Getting there and getting around

The Crest is in the Cunninghams Gap section of Main Range National Park, about 120km south-west of Brisbane.

  • The Crest is on the Cunningham Highway, 2.3km from the western park entrance and 2.1km from the eastern park entrance.

Getting to the Cunninghams Gap section

  • From Brisbane drive 116km south-west on the Cunningham Highway.
  • From Warwick drive 50km east on the Cunningham Highway to Cunninghams Gap.

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

The toilets are wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

The Crest is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Main Range safely.