Description: Escape the summer heat of Brisbane by taking a walk in the rainforest to the top of Mt Hobwee which, at 1164 metres, is the highest peak in Lamington National Park. While there are limited views from the top, there are a couple of lookouts on the way providing excellent views towards Mt Warning.
We’ll follow the Border Track from Binna Burra to Joalah Lookout for morning tea (approx 4.5km) before branching left (5.5km) for the circuitous climb to the top of Mt Hobwee, a good spot to soak up the ambience and enjoy lunch. Many native plants should be in bloom and local wildlife out and about. Bring a light jacket as it is normally quite cool. Remnants of the old survey beacon might still be seen although it is slowly disintegrating.
After turning left on the way down, and enjoying the view from Dacelo Lookout, we’ll re-join the Border Track at the escarpment, turning right for the 8km trek back to Binna Burra and coffee.
This activity will be conducted in keeping with health department Covid-19 directions regarding social distancing, good hygiene practices and group size in force for the venue/area at the time of the activity
Please do not attend this activity if you are feeling unwell on the day, or may have had contact with covid-19 in the 14 days prior to the activity.
Please register for this activity via the NPAQ website completing all fields.
Grading: Intermediate – 18.5km with a long, steady climb to Mt Hobwee from the Border Track
Meeting Place & Time: Binna Burra Carpark at 8.00am for an 8.15am start
What to Bring: Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Insect repellent (leeches), 2+ litres water, raincoat, light cardigan, torch, $5.00 NPAQ fee, sense of adventure.
Ten adventurers left Binna Burra in fine conditions to trek to the top of Mt Hobwee. The Border Track was in good condition and spirits were high. A short stop at Jolah Lookout gave the group a rest and time for morning tea.
Turning off the Border Track, it very quickly became apparent that the track to Wagawn Lookout received littlie maintenance with overgrowth and erosion slowing the walkers. Shortly after turning right onto the Mt Hobwee Track, the first, and most difficult, of a number of fallen trees was encountered.
Reaching Mt Hobwee, the group enjoyed the limited views from the top before settling down to enjoy lunch. A decaying post is all that remains of the survey marker that once adorned this highest peak in Lamington National Park.
Taking the circuit track, the walkers enjoyed the views from Dacelo Lookout before re-joining the Border Track for the trek back to Binna Burra and coffee.