Australia: The Land Where Time Began
Moogerah Peaks National Park
What's special?Craggy volcanic peaks rise above the scenic, cultivated Fassifern Valley around Boonah. Four peaks are protected in Moogerah Peaks National Park.
Open forest, dry rainforest and montane heath remnants are preserved in the Mt Moon, Mt Greville, Mt Edwards and Mt French sections of the park. The park contains most of the remaining rainforest in the once-extensive Fassifern Scrub. Dry rainforest with emergent hoop pines and low montane heath grow towards the summits of the peaks.
Frog Buttress at Mt French is regarded as one of Queensland’s best rockclimbing sites with more than 300 climbs for experienced climbers. Mt Moon is home to the brush-tailed rock-wallaby which is threatened with extinction.
Exploring Moogerah PeaksHave a picnic at Mt French or beside Lake Moogerah near Mt Edwards. Enjoy views over the Fassifern Valley, Cunningham’s Gap and Mt Barney from lookouts at Mt French.
With its mixture of open forest and vine forest, Moogerah Peaks is a great place for birdwatching. See pale-headed rosellas and brush-turkeys at Mt French and colourful finches at Mt Edwards.
Enjoy the wildflowers at Mt French. In spring and summer, yellow dogwoods and creamy Leptospermum transform the park while the rich ruby-red pea flowers of Bossiaea rupicola brighten the picnic area in July and December.
Go spotlighting at night at Mt French. Please do not feed the brushtail possums and secure your food if camping here.
Tent and vehicle camping are allowed at Mt French. Only 14 sites are provided, so book your campsite, especially in the winter climbing season. You can also camp at private campgrounds around Lake Moogerah.
WalkingMoogerah Peaks has a walk to suit everyone, from wheelchair-accessible tracks with lookouts over the Fassifern Valley on the top of Mt French to rough trails to the summits of Mts Edwards and Greville with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Only fit walkers should attempt the tracks up Mt Edwards and Mt Greville.
AccessibilityThe North Cliff track at Mt French is wheelchair-accessible.
Getting thereThis park is about 100km or 80 minutes’ south-west of Brisbane via the Cunningham Highway and Ipswich-Boonah Roads. Mt French is 10km west of Boonah. Mt Edwards is 17km south-west of Boonah or 9km south of Aratula via the Cunningham Highway. Mt Greville is 25km south-west of Boonah via Mt Alford or about 11km south of Lake Moogerah.
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