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Hiking TableTop Mountain

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published May 13th 2014
A shorting hiking adventure with great views
Anyone looking for a beautiful and moderately challenging hike it is hard to go past Toowoomba's Tabletop Mountain.

Toowoomba lies an hour an half drive west of Brisbane and worth visiting as a day trip or as a weekender. Table top mountain is just on the outskirts of Toowoomba along Tabletop Drive.

Getting to the top of the mountain is a combination of hiking, rock hopping, scrambling and a little bit of climbing. Overall it is not hard if you take it easy and don't rush, but you will want a reasonable level of fitness. Going up and back the hike takes about two and half hours.

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Scrambling up Tabletop Mountain

Also be prepared to be passed by Toowoomba locals who often do the hike every weekend. We were passed by a couple who were planning to do the hike twice that day.

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Hikers traversing Tabletop Mountain's plateau

The top of the mountain is a treeless plateau affording you beautiful 360 degree views and a great place to stop for a picnic if the weather is mild. The lack of trees might make it a little too hot in summer and in winter the wind might make it a little too cold. However on the sunny Autumn day that we did this hike it was perfect.

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Hikers enjoying the view from Tabletop Mountain

If you don't feel like carrying your lunch to the summit you can the hike in the morning and return to Toowoomba and enjoy the views of Tabletop mountain from Picnic Point Park. Toowoomba also has wonderful restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy country dining after hiking.
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Why? Great views and a short hiking adventure
Where: Tabletop Mountain, Toowoomba
Cost: Free
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