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Mount Bartle Frere Summit Walk

Mount Bartle Frere walk

  Mount Bartle Frere Summit Walk

  • The Mount Bartle Frere summit is the highest peak in Queensland (1622m). It is in the wilderness of the Bellenden Ker Range and the watershed of Russell River.
  • Climbing the summit offers the view of both the coastal lowlands and the tablelands.
  • Rain can reach up to ten metres annually.
  • Foothill to summit is covered by tropical rainforest.
  • The climb to the summit is 7.5 kilometres long and can be quite steep in places. Rock scrambling is often required.
  • Sudden weather changes have been known to occur in the area.
  • The summit of Mt Bartle Frere (when not covered in in cloud) offers the chance to view both the costal lowlands and the Atherton Tablelands.

How to get there:

  • Follow Lake Eacham Road to Topaz Road. Proceed along Topaz Road past Butchers Creek and turn left onto gravel road at Lamins Hill Lookout. Follow the signs on Gourka Road (also gravel) to the state forest boundary.
  • The walk is most comfortably done over two days, as the walk is fifteen kilometres return.
  • If you chose to camp, you must obtain a camping permit from the local forestry office.
  • Carry warm gear and tough tent material.
  • Wear protective clothing and footwear.
  • Carry enough food and at least one litre of water.
  • The Bartle Frere Summit walk is designed for experienced bushwalkers.

Track Details:

  • Distance: 15 km (return)
  • Time Required: 12 hours (return)
  • Grade: Difficult
  • Height Reached: 1,622 metres.
  • Please stick to the marked track as it is easy to get lost in the dense rainforest.
  • Bobbin Bobbin falls are two kilometres from the start and fifty metres off the main track. These offer a place of rest and a chance to refill water bottles.

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands
Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
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