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 2.5hrs walking time.
- Grade 4 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
- Lookout (natural)
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.
- The track starts on the Rainforest circuit.
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 Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Mount Cordeaux track is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see Visiting Main Range safely and Walk with care.
- Spicers Gap section - partial closure due to planned burn 1–9 June 2023
- Main Range National Park - Gap Creek Falls track closed for maintenance 6 March to 30 November 2023
- Goomburra section, Main Range National Park - Lookout Road closure due to roadwork 29 May to 30 June 2023
- Main Range National Park - road damage Goomburra and Spicers Gap sections 30 March to 30 June 2023
- Main Range National Park - restricted access to Head Road and southern remote bush camps 16 January to 16 June 2023