Moogerah Peaks National Park Brisbane

Mount French section, Moogerah Peaks National Park. Photo credit: Justin O’Connell © Qld Govt

Visiting Moogerah Peaks safely

    Looking west towards Main Range from Mount French. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government.

    Looking west towards Main Range from Mount French. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government.

    Getting there and getting around

    These peaks are all near Lake Moogerah and accessible from the Cunningham Highway about 100km from Brisbane.

    Mount French is 9km west of the sign-posted turnoff just south of Boonah. Mount Edwards is east of the Cunningham Highway 9km south of Aratula. Mount Greville is 25km south-west of Boonah via the Mt Alford Road or 11km south of Lake Moogerah.

    Mount Moon section is surrounded by private property. There is no public access.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    Wheelchair access is possible only at Mount French section. The North Cliff track (720m return), which provides panoramic views over the Fassifern Valley, is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.

    Staying safe

    Be prepared, even on short walks, and judge your ability and conditions carefully before setting out.

    To enjoy a safe visit to this area, please:

    • Choose walks that suit the capabilities of your entire group.
    • Stay together and keep to the walking tracks or summit routes.
    • Always supervise children.
    • Take care near cliff edges—they can be deceptive and are often closer than you think. Please keep away from the edge and supervise children at all times. Take extra care when using binoculars or cameras at these sites!
    • Wear a hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes with good grip.
    • Take a basic first-aid kit.
    • Always carry drinking water.
    • Leave a copy of your bushwalking plans with a friend, relative or other reliable person. This person has responsibility for contacting police if you are overdue. Your plan should include:
      • your name, address, number of people in your party, ages and any medical conditions
      • vehicle registration, make, model, colour and parking location
      • the route you are taking, expected times of departure and return.
      • Remember that a search and rescue is costly and can endanger people's lives.
    • Walk with a recognised bushwalking club. This is a good way to gain experience.
    • Walk with one or more friends. At least one member of each party should be a competent map-reader and bushwalker.
    • Learn map and compass skills. Recommended maps for bushwalking are 1:25,000 topographic maps. It is also advisable to carry a recognised bushwalking guidebook for the area.

    Theft from vehicles

    Thefts have occurred in this park. Car crime is a problem even here. Help us to STOP this problem.

    • Remove your keys.
    • Remove all valuables—including garage remotes.
    • Lock your car.

    In an emergency

    In case of accident or other emergency:

    • call Triple Zero (000);
    • call 106 for a text-only message for deaf or speech or hearing impaired callers;
    • advise the nature of the emergency and your location;
    • stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.

    The nearest hospital is located at Boonah. Mobile phone coverage is not reliable in parts of Moogerah Peaks National Park, but may be possible in areas with high elevation.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Wear sensible footwear as tracks can become wet and slippery. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

    Wear sturdy shoes. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

    If you are only visiting for the day, remember to pack a lunch, drinking water, hat and sunscreen. Photo: R. Ashdown, Queensland Government.

    If you are only visiting for the day, remember to pack a lunch, drinking water, hat and sunscreen. Photo: R. Ashdown, Queensland Government.

    Essentials to bring

    Be prepared and use sound judgment while visiting and walking in Moogerah Peaks National Park.

    • Carry sufficient food, water and protective clothing. Weather conditions can be changeable.
    • Wear a hat and apply sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
    • A first-aid kit. Learn first aid procedures.
    • Rubbish bins are not provided. Please bring rubbish bags and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave.
    • Bring your camera and binoculars for viewing wildlife. A torch, preferably with a red filter to protect the animals' eyes, is useful for spotlighting at night.

    Essential to know

    • Mount Moon section of Moogerah Peaks National Park is surrounded by private property. There is no public access.
    • Mount Greville section is also surrounded by private property other than the car park and designated route.

    When visiting or walking in the Mount Greville, please:

    • Respect private property and stay on designated route.
    • Do not litter or damage fences.
    • Do not light fires.

    Opening hours

    Moogerah Peak National Park is open 24 hours a day, except Mount Edwards section which is accessible between the hours of 6am and 6pm. For your safety, walk in daylight hours only.

    Permits and fees

    There is limited camping available in Moogerah Peaks National Park—the only camping area is located in the Mount French section. To camp in the national park a permit is required. As the campsite is small, advanced bookings are necessary. Fees apply.

    If you wish to extend your stay, you must re-book. A camp site tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. Remember: camping sites must be booked before camping overnight—fines apply for camping without a permit.

    Other permits

    A special permit is not required for recreational activities in Moogerah Peaks National Park unless they are organised events or large scale competitive events. If an activity or visit to a protected area includes commercial photography or filming—that is, to sell photographs or film footage taken on a protected area or use photographs or footage in a product which will later be sold, such as a book or postcard—a permit must be obtained and a fee paid.

    Pets

    Domestic animals are not permitted in Moogerah Peaks National Park.

    Climate and weather

    The Moogerah Peaks are usually hotter and colder than the average Brisbane temperatures, especially on the ridges and peaks. Winters are usually dry and cold with frosty nights, temperatures dropping to an average minimum of 5°C. Summers are warm to very hot, especially on the exposed ridges, reaching to 40°C. Watch out for late spring and summer thunderstorms, which bring lightning. Most rain falls between November and March. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    Fuel and supplies

    Boonah, Kalbar and Aratula are all within an easy drive of all the peaks. For more information see the tourism information links.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.