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Governor's Chair Lookout

Scenic Rim

Main Range National Park (Spicers Gap)


Distance (kms):

0.3 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

9 m

Max. elevation (m):

778 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 3)

Route type:





4WD Required

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A short walk to an incredible lookout with views over Lake Moogerah and the surrounding peaks.

This moderately trafficked, well-marked trail in the Spicers Gap Section of Main Range National Park starts at the end of Spicers Gap Road.

The short walk along a graded trail and up a few steps takes you to a large rocky slab, perched high on a sheer cliff face.

The reward is panoramic views towards Lake Moogerah and the Fassifern Valley, as well as many of the peaks in the area, including Mount Greville, Mount Edwards, Mount Moon, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney and more.

The location is reportedly a popular resting spot for early Queensland governors who travelled over the range at Spicers Gap. 

It is recommended to pair this walk with the nearby Pioneer Graves and Moss’s Well walks, which are also located on Spicers Gap Road.

Track: Graded and well-signed, the track is easy to follow.

Difficulty: Short and suitable for all fitness levels, however the steps make it unsuitable for wheelchairs. Care should be taken at the lookout as it is a sheer cliff with no safety barrier.  

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came. 

getting there

The trail starts from the end of Spicers Gap Road in Clumber, 1.5 hours drive south-west of Brisbane. 

The car park is relatively small and can get busy on weekends and public holidays.

Spicers Gap Road is a steep gravel road and is not recommended for 2WD vehicles in wet conditions. Even in dry conditions, 2WD vehicles with low clearance should go slow and be careful.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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