Mt Mathieson Governors Chair Walk
Mt Mathieson Queensland - Sun 7th April 2024

Max Participants:
Mt Mathieson Queensland
Sun 7th April 2024
Start Time:
End Time:
12:00pm approx
4 hrs approx
Hike Rating:
Grade 4
9.00km approx.
Non-Member Cost:
$50.00 per person
Member Cost:
$40.00 per person
hike moderate scenic rim national park

Join us on this great moderate 9 Km return walk, featuring fantastic views to Mt Mitchell and Mt Cordeaux from the lookout as well as abundant bird life and a number of different vegetation types including Godwana rainforest.

We will start from the Pioneer Graves picnic area, heading up the trail through the changing country and on to the historic road to the incredible Governors Chair lookout. 

Some of the way can be a little challenging including a couple of small steep sections of scrambling but there are plenty of rocks and trees to assist you.

After we finish at the lookout we will head back downhill through country filled with the sound of bell birds and whip birds to Moss's Well (a slight deviation but well worth it ) before continuing back to our starting point to enjoy lunch in the picnic area.

After lunch we may stop in at the Aratula pub for a "shandy" to wet our whistle before heading home. wink 

Please Note:

ideaA section of the road is really only suitable for 4WD. If you wish to carpool, we will be leaving from Aratula on the Cunningham Highway (opposite the bakery) at 7:00am. 

There are non-flushing bush toilets only at the trailhead.


Gorgeous views
Local history
A few challenges but all smiles
Governors Seat Info Panel
Walls of green
Local butterfly


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Gondwana Rainforest

● Colonial relics / historical sites

● Bird Calls

● Views worthy of the Adventure


Tea & Coffee and a home-baked treat

Our knowledgeable Adventurous Women® Guides Caron and Kat

Photo's of your experience

National Park fees


Transport to/from

What To Bring/Wear

- Comfortable hiking boots/shoes

- A small day pack

- Min 2 litres of water

- Sun smart clothing and sunscreen

- Insect repellent

- Personal First Aid Kit (a snake bite bandage is highly recommended)

- Snacks

- Poles (if you normally use them)

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 14 days + prior to departure - Full Refund
  • 7 days - 13 days prior to departure - Full Refund less $3 admin fee
  • 6 days or less - Full Refund less $3 admin fee if replacement can be found
  • Within 24 hours - No Refund

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.

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