Mount Greville

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Mount Greville
Mount Greville.jpg
Mount Greville viewed from Lake Moogerah
Highest point
Elevation 720 m (2,360 ft)
Coordinates 28°04′26″S 152°30′07″E / 28.074°S 152.502°E / -28.074; 152.502Coordinates: 28°04′26″S 152°30′07″E / 28.074°S 152.502°E / -28.074; 152.502
Mount Greville is located in Queensland
Mount Greville
Mount Greville
Parent range Moogerah Peaks
Age of rock 23 million years
Mountain type Volcanic plug
Easiest route South-east track

Mount Greville is a cone-shaped and deeply fissured mountain in South East Queensland, Australia. The mountain rises 720 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 Moon and Mount French.

The local Uragapul people call this mountain, Meebatboogan, meaning place where the eagles rest.[1] In 1828, the mountain was named after the Scottish botanist Robert Kaye Greville by the European explorer Allan Cunningham.[2]

Palm Gorge is situated on Mount Greville. This narrow gorge contains a nearly pure stand of Piccabeen Palms.[3]

The easiest path to the summit is via the south-eastern track which passes through stands of Eucalyptus dura at higher altitudes. After rain, climbing the mountain can be dangerous due to slippery rocks and the path's proximity to sheer cliffs.

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  1. ^ "West Moreton's Wonderland", The Queensland Times, 13th December, 1930, p.15
  2. ^ "Moogerah Peaks National Park — Nature, culture and history". The State of Queensland. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ Rankin, Robert. (1992) Secrets of the Scenic Rim. Rankin Publishers. pp. 50 ISBN 0-9592418-3-3

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