Mt. Clunie Suggested Walks

    Mt Clunie Bush Walks
  1. Mountain Rainforest Walk:
  2. Bangalow Walk (or Walk of the 4 Rivers):
  3. Condamine View Walk:
  4. Walk-in fig Tree and Barney's Crossing Walk:
  5. Termite Mound Walk:
  6. Rainforest Creek Walk:
  7. Island Dam and Forest Walk:
  8. Emu Wren Walk:
  9. The Knoll Walk:

Mountain Rainforest Walk:

ABA 3.2 kilometres:

A great walk - somehow we get high up the mountain with very little effort and the next best thing is that it is downhill almost all the way back. When you reach the sign " Cabins 1.6km", you are in the middle of a pristine rainforest. Check out the massive Brush Box on the way and what about the one being taken over by Strangler Fig, a 200 to 300 year process. Damage to some of these ancient trees (you can crawl through one) was caused by a 1954 fire.

Bangalow Walk (or Walk of the 4 Rivers):

ACDEFGHIJKLMA. 8.4 kilometres:

A constant change of vegetation types. The name of the walk is taken from the large stand of Bangalow (Piccabeen) Palms that can be glimpsed below the road along the Condamine View section. From here, we look beyond the bangalows and over a low section of the Great Dividing Range into Queensland and the headwaters of the CONDAMINE RIVER, the waters of which flow to the ocean in South Australia. The northern watersheds of Wilsons Peak, Mt. Clunie and Mt. Lindesay (all part of the McPherson Range aria the NSW/Queensland border) are the headwaters of the LOGAN RIVER entering the ocean below Brisbane. From points I and A, and while standing in the catchment of the CLARENCE RIVER, view beyond the middle distant Richmond Range to the headwaters of the RICHMOND RIVER - these rivers flow to the ocean in NSW. WOW! That takes in the headwaters of tour of Australia's great river systems. From the gate below I on the I - J route, view the Feeder Dam which feeds 13 water troughs through 2 kilometres of 50mm poly pipe, which is designed to keep the cattle from destroying the creeks' riparian zones.

Condamine View Walk:

ACDEFCondamine ViewFEDCA 5 kilometres:

For those that feel the 8.4km Bangalow walk is too far, but would like to get a "feel" of where they are for a minimal effort, then this is the walk for you.

Walk-in fig Tree and Barney's Crossing Walk:

ACDEVRQPONA 4.7 kilometres

Walking beyond point V is like going through a door into a giant understory world. If you are not a keen birdwatcher, still pause here and let not only the birds go about revealing themselves but also take in enormity of the rainforest. Cheek out the GIANT STINGING TREES and, remember even DEAD stinging leaves on the ground can STING. At the Fig Tree, walk down to the bottom side of the tree from where you can walk inside the tree, which is entirely hollow, to see how it spent the past 200 years host by strangulation (it started life at the top).

Termite Mound Walk:

ANOPQTermite MoundSKLMA 4.6 kilometres:

How could these termites be so precise in selecting the top of the rise? In a good season, the falls are waterfalls, but in drier and drought periods, they are not - but still be careful, it is quite a drop.

Rainforest Creek Walk:

AMLTPONA 3.6 kilometres:

This is the walk that Fran, always the keen birdwatcher, wanted. At point T and at Barney's Crossing, the birding can be excellent, now there is a cool rainforest to join them.

Island Dam and Forest Walk:


Island Dam is the largest body of water on the property and was conceived as a bird habitat. The sclerophyll forest between U and H is first class habitat for many of species of birds and animals.

Emu Wren Walk:

ACDFEDCA 4.2 kilometres:

For the keen birdwatcher looking for that that elusive bird and many others.

The Knoll Walk:

ACDEFGThe KnollVEDCA 5 kilometres:

Well worth the effort. You can even see over to Bald Rock and Mt. Norman in the adjoining Bald Rock and Girraween National Parks, between Tenterfield and Stanthorpe.

The following notes apply to all walks:
  1. The suggested direction of the walk generally makes the best use of the topography.
  2. Keep your eyes peeled! 172 species of birds have been recorded and there are at least 18 species of marsupial. (That "mouse" may well have been a yellow-footed antechinuses.)
  3. From the spiky blooms of the Matrush (Lomandra longifolia) growing naturally around the cabins, to the lily-like Cunjevol and Sweet Pittosporum trees of the rainforest and a from a host of other plants, a breath of delicate perfumes await you.