Moogerah Peaks National Park

The ancient, volcanic peaks of Mounts French, Greville, Moon and Edwards are recognised not only for their unique shapes and as favourite bushwalking destinations, but also as remnant habitats of key conservation value within southeast Queensland.

 

The peaks are mostly covered in open eucalypt forest with montane heath on the exposed rock faces and rainforest in some sheltered areas. Before land clearing, much of the Fassifern Valley was covered by brigalow and vine forest, known as the Fassifern scrub. Now only a very small remnant of this vegetation type remains, and is protected within the Mount French section of the park.

 

These peaks are special places to Aboriginal people, bushwalkers and naturalists alike. If you come to Moogerah Peaks National Park be well prepared and to treat the bush with care and respect. Together we can keep it a wild and beautiful place.

 

Things to do: There are two short walking tracks in Mount French section and one in Mount Edwards section. The other sections of the park have a number of rough bush tracks of varying difficulty, which are best suited to experienced bushwalkers only. Less experienced walkers should walk with an experienced person and take food and water. Leave a copy of your bushwalking plans with a friend, relative or other reliable person. For your own comfort and safety, be aware of weather conditions. Suitable footwear and clothing are essential. Be aware that mobile phones work intermittently in these areas.

 

Moogerah Peaks National Park provides the only significant refuge for some of the area's threatened and vulnerable wildlife. Fire, clearing, logging and farming has meant that some habitats only survive on the peaks, gorges, cliff lines and rocky ridges of the national park. The last remnant stand of the once widespread "Fassifern scrub", dominated by the dry rainforest tree Acacia harpophylla (brigalow), is now confined to Mount French.

 

Getting there: These peaks are all near Moogerah Dam and accessible from the Cunningham Highway about 100km from Brisbane.

 

Mount French is 9km west of the signposted turnoff just south of Boonah. Mount Edwards is east of the Cunningham Highway 9km south of Aratula. Mount Greville is 25km southwest of Boonah via the Mt Alford Road or 11km south of Lake Moogerah. Mount Moon is surrounded by private property and access must be arranged with the respective landholders.

 

Wheelchair access is possible only at Mount French section. The North cliff track (720m return), which provides panoramic views over the Fassifern Valley, is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.

 

Further information

 

 

QPWS Gladstone Office

 

Centrepoint Building

 

Level 3, 136 Goondoon Street, Gladstone

 

PO Box 5065, Gladstone QLD 4680

 

ph (07) 4971 6500

 

fax (07) 4972 1993

 

 

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