Location: Main Range National Park
The Steamers are iconic rock formations, said to be the remnants of a thick trachyte lava flow from the Main Range Volcano.
They are found in a rugged and remote section of Main Range National Park and are named for their resemblance to an old steamship with four high protruding peaks – the Stern, Prow, Funnel and Mast.
The Steamers present a challenging trail for experienced hikers and should only be attempted by well-prepared bush walkers equipped with a compass and topographical map of Mt Superbus.
Fit walkers can also find their way in with the help of an experienced guide, like local Teresa Cause from Horizon Guides.
The Steamers are situated within Main Range National Park, which was formed in August 1980 through the amalgamation of a number of national parks reserved along the Main Range dating back to July 1909.
Main Range National Park is in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, and forms part of the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world.
Access is via the Cunningham Highway, about 2.5 hours south-west of Brisbane, and The Steamers can be approached from Teviot Falls or Emu Creek Road in the Southern Downs.