Starting from the end of Mount Eerwah Road, Eerwah Vale, this hike/climb takes you to the top of Mount Eerwah via a singular track, exploring the dense rainforest. The journey involves scrambling, but there are helpful ropes on some steep parts of the track. After reaching the summit, hike a bit more to the viewpoint to be rewarded by the unimpeded views of the landscape. Spot the mountains to the north such as Mt. Cooroora and Mt. Pinbarren, and look west to see Point Glorious in the distance. You’ll even be able to see the Noosa Heads beyond Lake Weyba on a clear day. Notice the subtropical bush leave its place to the eucalypt trees as you make your way up, along with some interesting Stringybarks. There used to be two kind dogs (Charlie and Rusty) that loyally guided hikers to the top and back, but unfortunately they are not allowed to do so anymore. Wear grippy shoes and avoid wet conditions to be safe. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Bunya Road and drive for another 3.5 km
Turn right onto Gold Creek Road and drive for another 5.2 km
Turn right onto Mount Eerwah Road and drive for another 580 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Mount Eerwah Road(700 metres north of intersection with Browns Creek and Gold Creek Roads), head along the dirt road as you pass by the house(No:79) to your left. Follow the dirt track as it leads you uphill into the woodland to continue along Mount Eerwah Track.....
Directions & comments
After 1.2 km pass the "Mount Eerwah" (10 m on your right).
Continue another 125 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.4 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
2 h to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)