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.
Please note that there are toilet facilities at the beginning of this walk at the Crest Carpark.
● 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
Travel to/from the event
- 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
This walk has quite a few "undulations" so please ensure you have a reasonable level of walk fitness and able to tackle mountainous terrain
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