Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Take in sweeping southern views of Mount Mitchell at the end of the track. Photo credit: © Sarah Haskmann

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

Mount Cordeaux track

Delve into lush subtropical rainforest and montane heath to a lookout just below the 1135m peak of Mount Cordeaux.

Journey type
6.8km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2.5hr walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

As you climb, keep an eye out for an abandoned goldmine shaft chiselled into the rocky eastern face of Mount Cordeaux. Gold was never found but the concerted effort of the miners is a testament to the power of ‘gold fever’.

Sit back on the rocky slab at the end of the track, just below the summit. Take in the sweeping views of Mount Mitchell, Spicers Peak, Lizard Point and Mount Roberts. In the east, look for Mounts Greville and French, standing sentinel over the Fassifern Valley, and the high-rise buildings of Brisbane in the distance. To the west the views stretch across the Darling Downs.

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 Mount Cordeax track is in the Cunningham Gap section of Main Range National Park, about 120km south-west of Brisbane.

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

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Mount Cordeaux track 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 and Walk with care.