Mount Monster Summit Hike

15 min to 30 min

660 m

↑ 23 m
↓ -23 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park off Mount Monster Road, Keith, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Monster and back via the Mount Monster Summit Hike. This short, moderately challenging bushwalk takes walkers up to the sum­mit of Mount Monster, an unusu­al granite outcrop of considerable geologic significance, offering panoramic views over the gran­ite out­crops, nat­ur­al bush­land and surrounding flat farmland. The granite outcrops are surrounded by varied soil types that sup­port diverse bush­land vegetation, providing impor­tant habitat for a vari­ety of wildlife, birds and rep­tiles. In spring, there are beautiful displays of colour­ful native wildflowers, includ­ing orchids. This loop consists of wide and narrow walking trails, with uneven natural surfaces, compacted natural surfaces and short steep hills, suitable for average fitness levels. 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.
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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.
Getting There
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Start (-36.2012629,140.3212009)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom , Keith.
Track Notes
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Start heading along Gwen Ellis Nature Walk.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 170 m turn left, to head along Gwen Ellis Nature Walk.
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Gwen Ellis Nature Walk.
After another 95 m come to "Mount Monster".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 330 m to get back to the start.
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Mount Monster Summit Hike

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 660 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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