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Moss's Well

Scenic Rim

Main Range National Park (Spicers Gap)


Distance (kms):

0.1 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

4 m

Max. elevation (m):

725 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





4WD Required

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A short walk to an historical landmark – a spring-fed well used during the logging era for travellers and livestock.

This lightly trafficked, well-marked trail in the Spicers Peak section of Main Range National Park starts at a small car park off of Spicers Gap Road in Swansfel.

The walk is a short 60 metre stroll through open eucalypt forest to a well named after Edward Moss, the first road contractor.

The well was once the only water for travellers and their livestock as they made their way over the range. The well water is now unsuitable for drinking.

The bushland around the well is a great place for spotting birds and reptiles.

This walk is best completed when visiting the nearby spectacular Governor’s Chair Lookout. The Pioneer Graves walk is also located nearby.

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

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels.

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

getting there

The trail starts from a small car park off Spicers Gap Road in Swansfel, 1.5 hours drive south-west of Brisbane. A 4WD or high clearance vehicle is recommended for getting to this location.

The car park is small, but the walk is only lightly trafficked.

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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