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 Bur ra 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. 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. It may be necessary for the leader to make changes to the activity, the number of participants or the venue in keeping with these directions.
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 or contact the leader who will do the electronic registration for you.
Grading: Blue – Intermediate – 18.2km 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, cardigan, torch, $5.00 NPAQ fee, sense of adventure.
Cost: $5.00 NPAQ Fee
Leader: Frank Freeman
Ph: 07 3824 3954 Mob: 0427 655 514 Email: [email protected]