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Mount Warning, Northern NSW

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  • 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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  • Shaun J.

    Definitely keen on this as I have not done Warning at night before and would like to.

    Re: fitness requirement - while I don't often do walks, I have done Warning twice before and am regularly doing mountain hiking on the weekends (last weekend I was up Mt May, weekend before that The Cougals, and by 23 June will have done Mt May again, Mt Maroon twice, Mt Ernest, Mt Joyce, Mt Greville and Mt Tibrogargan) - I am confident I can do Warning with no trouble.

    Re: the 4am start - that would give us about 2.5 hours to be up for sunrise (6:38am on 23 June in Murwillumbah but a bit earlier at the peak of Warning). Given we'll be using headlamps over a bit of an uneven path, is 2.5 hours enough time?

    April 20, 2013

    • Shaun J.

      Great, thanks Graham!

      April 21, 2013

  • Gail M.

    Internet says it will be closed up to the next 6 months???

    April 20, 2013

  • Steve

    Last I heard was the track to the summit was closed due to damage caused be ex-cyclone Oswald. Perhaps it will reopen by June :)

    April 20, 2013


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