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Mt Greville: A Gorges Walk

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published June 2nd 2014
Tough but gorgeous hike
Sorry for the bad pun in the title, but Mt Greville's gorges are simple gorgeous. One of the toughest hikes I have been on but also one of the most amazing. The are two beautiful palm tree filled gorges that you can follow up and down the mountain and 360 degree views on the summit.

View from the Mt Greville Summit
View from the Mt Greville Summit

Note: This is a very tough hike that involves rock hoping up and down gorges and following unmarked tracks. We have had people's legs lock up from the abuse of rock hopping while I personally had to strap my bad knee and was still in pain at the end of the hike. A friend once became completely lost on the mountain and came down the wrong way. He had to hike an extra three hours before they found a farm house at around dusk where someone could help him.

Tough but beautiful gorge hiking
Tough but beautiful gorge hiking

However said all that, this is an amazing hike and I fully recommend it. If you are going to do this hike be certain of your level of fitness, take your time and carry with you topographic maps of Mt Greville (the maps on the National Parks website are wholly inadequate).

Walking around the summit of Mt Greville for more great views
Walking around the summit of Mt Greville for more great views

The start of the hike is along Mt Greville Road. You should see a small car park area near the base of the mountain. There are 3 ways up and down the mountain. Most people recommend going up Waterfall Gorge, which is the gorge on the right and down palm gorge, the one on the left. An alternative way down is to follow the ridge track between the gorges as this is much gentler on your knees.

Palm tree filled gorge at Mt Greville
Palm tree filled gorge at Mt Greville

Both gorges are stunning and filled with palm trees. Waterfall gorge gets its name from a tiny little water fall at the end of the gorge which is rarely flowing.

Overall the hike should take about 5 hours after which it is time to head back to the Aratula for coffee, cake or beer.
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Why? Beautiful gorges to hike and 360 degree views from the summit
Where: Mt Greville
Cost: Free
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Absolutely amazing love this hike best ever. ..have been lost but just added to the amazingness of graville.... so many interesting tracks...will do this track until the end of time. .or until my body says otherwise. ..
by Barbi (score: 0|4) 1354 days ago
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