Mount Cordeaux

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Mount Cordeaux
Cunninghams Gap 3.jpg
Mount Cordeaux is to the right of gap in the range
Elevation 1,135 m (3,724 ft)
Location
Mount Cordeaux is located in Queensland
Mount Cordeaux
Mount Cordeaux
Queensland, Australia
Range Main Range
Coordinates 28°03′00″S 152°24′00″E / 28.05000°S 152.40000°E / -28.05000; 152.40000Coordinates: 28°03′00″S 152°24′00″E / 28.05000°S 152.40000°E / -28.05000; 152.40000
Geology
Type Volcanic
Climbing
Easiest route Walking track

Mount Cordeaux is a mountain near Brisbane, Australia. It lies to the immediate north of Cunninghams Gap in the Main Range National Park. It is known to the Aboriginal People as Niamboyoo and rises 1,135 m.[1]

A series of graded trails leads to a lookout just below the summit. From the summit other Scenic Rim peaks can be seen, as can the Fassifern Valley below and the Mistake Range to the north east. Walkers should be aware that there are hazardous, sheer cliffs along the tracks.[1]

The first European to discover and name the mountain was Allan Cunningham in 1828. It was named after William Cordeaux who was the assistant to Sir Thomas Mitchell, the Surveyor-General.[2]

Vegetation on the lower parts in mostly rainforest. In higher areas montane heath and grasstrees are found. The giant rock lily grows well on the slopes of Mount Cordeaux.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Main Range, Goomburra, Queen Mary Falls". Department of Environment and Resource Management. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Main Range National Park: Nature, culture and history". Department of Environment and Resource Management. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Seeing South-East Queensland (2nd ed.). RACQ. 1980. p 72. ISBN 0-909518-07-6