Mitha Boongulla (Charlevue Lookout)
Blackdown Tableland National Park
Allow 15 mins
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Max. elevation (m):
Easy (Grade 2)
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A short stroll to a spectacular lookout, with incredible views of the escarpment, plainlands and distant ranges.
This lightly trafficked walk starts at a sign-posted car park off of the 4WD Loop Road, which is located along Charlevue Road.
The short and relatively flat walk along a graded path through eucalypt forest to a lookout with a protective fence.
The views are incredible, sprawling past the nearby escarpments and across Arthur’s Bluff, which sits prominently in front of the lookout, to the plainlands and distant ranges.
The lookout is particularly spectacular at sunrise and sunset.
The track can only be reached via the 4WD Loop Road, which obviously requires a 4WD vehicle.
Track: The track is a well-maintained graded path and is well-signed and easy to follow.
Difficulty: The track is short and flat and is suitable for all fitness levels. While there is a protective barrier at the lookout, the cliff edges are sheer, so care is required, particularly with children.
Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.
The trailhead is located at a sign-posted car park off of the 4WD Loop Road, which is located along Charlevue Road, 9 hours drive north-west of Brisbane and 5 hours drive north-west of Bundaberg.
It is recommended to break up the drive to the park and consider the impact of fatigue on driving safety. Many of the roads leading to the park are rural roads prone to wildlife, especially at dawn and dusk.
Parking at the day-use area is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round. The 4WD Loop Road is subject to closures, as the track can turn into bull dust in dry weather and a bog in wet weather.
Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.
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.
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