Starting from the car park on Cunningham Highway(National Highway 15), Tregony, this walk takes you to the Bare Rock Lookout and back, visiting the Mount Cordeaux Lookout along the way. As you’re climbing up through the subtropical eucalypt rainforest, observe the interchanging flora and environment while listening to the tunes of lyrebirds. Expect to see captivating views over the Tarome countryside and beyond from the Mount Cordeaux Lookout. As you’re taking in the views, enjoy a snack or a coffee to refill your energy for the Bare Rock climb. The ridgeline between Cordeaux and Bare Rock can make you feel like you're in Middle-earth, on your way to destroy the ring. Bare Rock welcomes you with rewarding views over Lake Moogerah and Brisbane, along with surreal views of the Scenic Rim. Check the forecast beforehand to make sure you’re not there on a foggy day, thus miss all the views. The viewpoints can be very windy, so don’t forget to wear layers of clothing. Schedule the walk real early on a weekend to avoid traffic and see the sun rise. A weekday may be quieter, but that means you’ll need to deal with the noise coming from trucks air braking down the road. 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.
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.
Turn on to New England Highway then drive for 110 m
Turn left onto Cunningham Highway, A15 and drive for another 34.7 km
Turn left and drive for another 75 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park on Cunningham Highway(90 metres west of Allan Cunningham Memorial), head towards the informative signpost with a roof on top, moving parallel to the road. Pass through the bollard and join the formed walking track as you pass by the said signpost to your left. Pass by the blue “HELP PHONE” signpost to your right and follow the track gently uphill. Stay on the walking track as it passes by the Alan Cunningham Memorial to the right to continue along Mount Cordeaux and Bare Rock Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 90 m back from the start).
After another 780 m turn left.
After another 2.5 km turn sharp left, to head along Mount Cordeaux Track.
After another 15 m come to the viewpoint (8 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. The side trip to Mount Cordeaux Lookout, rewarding you with spectacular views to the east. To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Mount Cordeaux Track & Bare Rock Track) continue straight, to head along Bare Rock Track (a footpath).
After another 400 m pass the "Mount Cordeaux" (120 m on your right).
After another 145 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 1.6 km (at the intersection of Morgans Walk & Bare Rock Track) veer left, to head along Bare Rock Track.
(Bare Rock) Continue another 680 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 6.1 km to get back to the start.
The side trip to Mount Cordeaux Lookout, rewarding you with spectacular views to the east.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bare Rock Track & Mount Cordeaux Track Start heading along Mount Cordeaux Track (a walking track).
Continue another 65 m to find Mount Cordeaux Lookout at the end.
"Mount Cordeaux Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Cordeaux and Bare Rock
6 h to 8 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)