Mount Moon

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Mount Moon
Mount Moon.jpg
Elevation 786 m (2,579 ft)
Location
Mount Moon is located in Queensland
Mount Moon
Mount Moon
Queensland, Australia
Range Moogerah Peaks
Coordinates 28°06′59″S 152°33′00″E / 28.11639°S 152.55000°E / -28.11639; 152.55000Coordinates: 28°06′59″S 152°33′00″E / 28.11639°S 152.55000°E / -28.11639; 152.55000
Geology
Type Volcanic plug
Age of rock 23 million years

Mount Moon is a lightly timbered, dome-shaped mountain in South East Queensland, Australia. The mountain rises 786 m above sea level and is part of the Moogerah Peaks National Park. It lies approximately 100 km south west of Brisbane just outside the town of Boonah. Other prominent peaks in this Scenic Rim group of mountains includes Mount Edwards, Mount French and Mount Greville.

The name given to the peak by local Aboriginals was Wummun. The mountain was established as a national park in 1953.[1]

The peak is a rhyolite plug.[1] The rise features a craggy landscape dominated by a prominent fracture that has been enlarged by erosion. Access to the mountain is via private property only, for which permission must be obtained.

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  1. ^ a b "Moogerah Peaks National Park — Nature, culture and history". The State of Queensland. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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