Mt Mitchell - Cooyinnirra
Cunninghams Gap Queensland - Fri 25th August 2023

Max Participants:
Cunninghams Gap Queensland
Fri 25th August 2023
Start Time:
End Time:
11:30am approx
4-5 hrs appr
Hike Rating:
Grade 4
10.50km approx.
Non-Member Cost:
$50.00 per person
Member Cost:
$39.00 per person
intermediate mountains rainforest views

Come and explore Mt Mitchell at Cunningham's Gap. It is part of the Main Range National Park and is a twin-peak volcanic mountain.

We will start our adventure from The Crest Car Park, and our legs will get a good workout as we pass through rainforest, woodland and montane heath up to the west peak (1162m).

We then venture out onto the saddle between the two peaks and eventually end up on a knife-edge ridge above the sheer cliff of the east peak (1175m) known as "Cooyinnirra" to the local Aboriginal people.

The mountain is home to the Peregrine Falcon, the "Top Gun" bird of prey which can reach speeds of 180 kms per hour in near-vertical hunting dives which we might be lucky enough to see as we walk.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area and is famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history and diversity of rare, threatened and endemic species.

After we descend the mountain we will head to a nearby picnic area for a cuppa and a homemade treat.

ideaPlease note that there are toilet facilities at the beginning of this walk at the Crest Carpark.


walk trail
Views from Mt Mitchell
Grass trees & open forest
Rainforest sections


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Amazing views of Fassifern & Millar Vale Creek valleys, Mt Maroon, Mt Lindesay, Mt Ballow and Mt Barney

● Beautiful terrain

● Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area


Adventurous Women® hosts Kat and Caron

Photos of the day

National Park fees

Morning tea


Travel to/from the event

What To Bring/Wear

- Hat, Sunscreen

- Water to suit the day (Min 2L recommended)

- Walking Poles if you use them

- Sturdy footwear (ideally hiking boots)

- Personal first aid kit for blister prevention, snake bite bandage and personal medication

No Princess Policy

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This walk has quite a few "undulations" wink so please ensure you have a reasonable level of walk fitness and able to tackle mountainous terrain

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 minus $5 admin fee
  • 6 days or less prior to departure - No Refund

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

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