Spicers Peak

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Spicers Peak
Binkinjoora
Spicers Peak.jpg
Main Range with Spicers Peak indicated
Highest point
Elevation 1,205 m (3,953 ft)
Coordinates 28°04′59″S 152°19′44″E / 28.08306°S 152.32889°E / -28.08306; 152.32889Coordinates: 28°04′59″S 152°19′44″E / 28.08306°S 152.32889°E / -28.08306; 152.32889
Geography
Spicers Peak is located in Queensland
Spicers Peak
Spicers Peak
South East Queensland
Parent range Main Range National Park

Spicers Peak (Aboriginal: Binkinjoora[1]) is a mountain in Australia. It lies roughly 120 km west of Brisbane in the middle of the Main Range National Park. It is just south of Cunninghams Gap and Mount Mitchell. Its summit height is approximately 1,205 metres (3953 ft).[citation needed]

The only known track to the summit is through private land, although there is easy access across country through the national park from Spicers Gap Road. You can gain access with The Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers that provides a guided walk to the summit . The upper section of the Peak displays views as far back as Brisbane and encompasses a world heritage listed rainforest.

The local Uragapul people call this mountain, Binkinjoora, meaning a turtle with its head sticking up.[2] The name, Spicer's Gap, was given to the mountain by Allan Cunningham after Peter Spicer who was the Superintendent of convicts.[3] Spicer had noted the peak while searching for escaped convicts.

The peak is located just to the south of Spicers Gap which was once the main route between Brisbane and the Darling Downs.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Steele, John Gladstone; Tylee Memorial Collection (1983), Aboriginal Pathways in South East Queensland and the Richmond River, St. Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland, ISBN 978-0-7022-1943-6 
  2. ^ Steele, John Gladstone; Tylee Memorial Collection (1983), Aboriginal Pathways in South East Queensland and the Richmond River, St. Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland, ISBN 978-0-7022-1943-6 
  3. ^ "Main Range National Park: Nature, culture and history". Department of Environment and Resource Management. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.