The walking track reopened earlier in the year following the severe fires and torrential rain that devastated the National Park in 2019. The tracks and the surrounding area were cleared and the forest is regenerating. The walk is a 11.8km return trip to Bare Rock. The route to Mt Cordeau Lookout -on the way to Bare Rock-is on a gently sloping graded track. It proceeds near the cliff edge along a narrow path, then reenters the rainforest of moss covered trees. During the walk, we’ll pass the memorial to Allan Cunningham, observe “How Green is my Valley” from the Fassifern Valley Lookout, climb past the base of the old gold mine to a lookout at the head of the shaft, wonder at the sight from the Mt Cordeau lookout and enjoy lunch on Bare Rock.
This activity will be conducted in keeping with current Covid-19 health department guidelines regarding social distancing and good hygiene practices. Be aware that, if you are over 70 (over 50 for people of indigenous background), and/or have co-morbidities, you are at greater risk of Covid-19.
Please do not attend this activity if, in the 14 days prior to this activity,
- you have been to a declared Covid-19 hotspot,
- you have had contact with someone with Covid-19,
- you have had a Covid-19 test and have not yet received your results or have tested positive,
- you are currently in isolation, or
- if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or feeling unwell.
Where to Meet: Car Park at the crest of the hill at Cunningham’s Gap. Cunningham’s Gap is approximately 116km SW of Brisbane. Coming from Brisbane, drive west along the Ipswich Motorway and take the Cunningham Highway towards Warwick. From the toilets at Aratula, another 20km will bring you to the crest of Cunningham’s Gap. Carefully turn into the carpark from the crest of the hill.
What to Bring: Morning tea & lunch, hat & wet weather gear, 2L water, warm jacket