Australia: The Land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent 

Mt Colosseum National Park

What's special?

From the highway near Miriam Vale, Mt Colosseum is a prominent feature on the skyline. This volcanic dome is dotted with hoop pines towering over the dry rainforest below. Open forests with bloodwoods and ironbarks also grow in the park.

Exploring Mt Colosseum

Enjoy nature in this undeveloped park. Take food and water. Camping is not allowed. Visit in the cooler months.


There are no walking tracks in the park. Experienced climbers are rewarded with views of the offshore islands from the summit.

Getting there

Turn off the Bruce Highway at Miriam Vale and drive 6km east on the Town of 1770 Road before turning right at the T-junction signposted “Mt Colosseum 5km”. Follow this road for 5km to a Y-junction. Continue right and across the railway line. The gravel road takes you to the signposted park boundary.

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