The track is currently closed but as this walk is still 2 months away there is still a chance the event will go ahead. I will continue to monitor the situation and make a final decision closer to the date.
Winding upwards from the Breakfast Creek parking area is the Mount Warning Summit Track, which passes through a variety of vegetation communities. Subtropical and temperate rainforest, wet sclerophyll forest and heath shrubland are all encountered on your journey upward. After a final rock scramble the track emerges to 360 degree views reaching every distant horizon. Evident from this vantage point is the enormous eroded bowl of the caldera landform.
Duration: 4-5 hr return.
Degree of difficulty: Strenuous.
Track condition: Steep and rocky in parts. This is a very strenuous climb so only people who are fit enough will be allowed in the group. No first timers will be allowed. You are responsible to ensure your fitness level is appropriate for this climb.
I am told that the only time to be on the summit is to watch the sunrise. The winter solstice would have been perfect but as that occurs midweek, not very practical. There are two options, you can stay in the area overnight Saturday, which is a 'make your own arrangements'. Or you can drive down in the early hours of Sunday morning, ensuring that you are ready to start the walk at 4am. The walk/climb is timed so we are on the peak for sunrise. Bring a thermos and your favourite beverage to enjoy while you watch the sun rise. Afterwards we will stop at a local cafe for breakfast before returning to Brisbane.
What to bring: yourself, warm gear as it will be cold, a camera and a torch, preferably a head mounted torch so you have both hands free for the climb, water and energy snacks. Bananas are good.
If you are carpooling, make sure you offer your driver at least $20 to cover their expenses. I will nominate a carpooling point closer to the event, as required.
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