This walk is not to be missed. The area has recently reopened following the severe fires and torrential rain at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020. The tracks and the surrounding area have been 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.
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