Details

Date: 26 May 2024
Capacity: 15 (14 remaining)
Walk Leader Name: Mary Anne Ryan
Grading: Blue Medium
Phone Number: 0436 393 999
Amount($): 05.00 (Pay leader on the day)
Time: 09:00 AM
Where: Spicers Gap Road , Swanfels , Qld , 4371 , Australia
Type: Daywalk

Mt Mathieson Circuit, Spicers Gap – Main Range National Park

Walk Leader:  Mary Anne Ryan

Phone Number:  0436 393 999

email:  birdoryan@gmail.com

Amount:  $5.00 collected on the day

Time:  0900

Where:  Pioneer Picnic area, Spicer’s Gap Camping Area

Description: Following a marked trail, the Mt Mathieson circuit – approximately 8.5km – proceeds to the top of Mt Mathieson, then ascends a steep, rocky ridge onto the southeast slopes of Mt Mitchell.  The trail flattens out passing through forest and open clearing before coming across an old bullock-drawn timber junker and an example of a historic road built by squatters during the 1860’s.  Onto the Governor’s Chair and prior to completing the circuit, we will peek in at Moss’s Well, the site of an age old spring that provided fresh water for those passing through Spicer’s Gap on their journey over the Darling Downs.

Grading:  Intermediate

What to bring:  Morning tea and lunch.  2 litres of water.  Hat, rain jacket, torch

Getting to Spicers Gap:  Head west from Brisbane along the Ipswich Motorway, onto the Cunningham Highway towards Warwick.  The following is a guide:

0.0km              Aratula Hotel

4.9km              Turn left – Lake Moogerah Road

10.7km            Turn right into Spicers Gap Road

13.3 km           Gravel road

17.6km            Spicers Gap Campground on left

17.7km            Pioneer picnic area on left.

 

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