Mount Nebo Lookout via Morelia

2 h to 3 h

5.4 km

↑ 288 m
↓ -288 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park off Mount Nebo Road, Lake Manchester, this walk takes you to Mount Nebo Lookout and back via the Morelia Walking Track. Listen to the sounds of whipbirds and bellbirds as you make your way through the lush rainforest of D'Aguilar. After the tranquil hike up to the lookout, enjoy the hypnotic views over Samford Valley and Brisbane in the distance, including the scenic Moreton Bay. You may run into some kangaroos and bush turkeys whilst admiring the soaring gum trees and cabbage-palm trees. The car park can fill up quite quickly, so come early. Keep in mind that the track can be a little slippery and muddy at times. Remember to take plenty of water to avoid dehydration. 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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Safer Bushwalks
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.381724,152.7774268)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Jubilee Terrace, 5
  • Turn on to Coopers Camp Road then drive for 26.6 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 10 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 700 m
  • Keep right onto Darcy Kelly Road and drive for another 650 m
  • Turn left onto Mount Nebo Road, 31, 8 and drive for another 540 m
  • Turn right onto Morelia entry and drive for another 30 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off Mount Nebo Road(435 metres north of intersection with Darcy Kelly Road), pass through the bollard and head towards the white informational signpost next to a green directional signpost along the dirt path. Pass between the said signposts and join the dirt walking track(Morelia) as it leads you into the woodland. In about 215 metres, keep right and stay on the same track to continue along Mount Nebo Lookout via Morelia Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Morelia Walking Track.
D'Aguilar National Park Manorina (about 25 m back from the start).
After 35 m pass the sign (9 m on your right).
After another 190 m (at the intersection of Morelia Walking Track & Atrax Circuit) continue straight, to head along Morelia Walking Track.
Then pass the sign (on your left).
After another 1.7 km veer right, to head along Morelia Walking Track.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Morelia Walking Track.
After another 550 m (at the intersection of Mount Nebo Break Track & Morelia Walking Track) veer right, to head along Mount Nebo Break Track (a vehicle track).
Then pass the sign (on your right).
(Mount Nebo Lookout) Continue another 125 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.7 km to get back to the start.
"Mount Nebo Lookout".
"Mount Nebo".
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Mount Nebo Lookout via Morelia

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 5.4 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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