What Mountain is that? Mt Greville

Mt Greville

Height: 767-metres

Location: Moogerah Peaks National Park

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Mt Greville is one of four distinct volcanic peaks, located in the Moogerah Peaks National Park.

The four peaks stand like sentinels in the rural landscape.

Mt Greville, at 767m high, is recognisable due to its cone-shape and deeps fissures.

 

Mt Greville was the first of the four peaks to be gazetted as a national park in 1948.

Mt Greville and the Moogerah Peaks National Park are located in what was once beneath the belly of the ancient Main Range volcano, which erupted more than 24million years ago.

The distinctive peaks of the Moogerah Peaks National Park had their origins deep below the volcano.


Moogerah Peaks National Park is located near Lake Moogerah and is accessible via the Cunningham Highway, about 100km south-west of Brisbane.

Mt Greville is located just outside Boonah, via the Mt Alford Rd.

Mt Greville is a rhyolite plug and was named after Scottish botanist Robert Kaye Greville by explorer Allan Cunningham. The peak is mostly covered in open eucalypt forest with montane heath on the exposed rock faces and rainforest in some sheltered areas.


Palm Gorge is situated on the mountain and contains a nearly pure stand of Piccabeen Palms.

For those keen to climb Mt Greville, be aware it is a Class 5 walk and suitable only for experienced walkers. There are no tracks, signs or facilities available here. There are sheer cliffs and rocks are slippery, particularly after rain.