Northbrook Mountain via Lawton Road

4 h, 6 h 30 min to 2 days
2 h 30 min to 3 h 45 min

11.5 km
return

↑ 751 m
↓ -751 m

Hard track
Starting from Mt. Glorious Road, Mount Glorious, this return walk takes you to the summit of Northbrook mountain via the Lawton Road(fire trail), visiting Northbrook Mt. Bush Camp along the way. You may huff and puff along the track and maybe think that this was a waste of time and energy, but those thoughts will leave their place to pure satisfaction as you reach the lookout at the top. Expect to see literally hundreds of kilometres over the gorgeous set of mountains covered with dense forests. As you might’ve guessed, this spot makes for some incredible sunsets as well. The campsite near the summit is also a delight, a place where you can peacefully spend the night. You’ll be able to see plenty of wildlife including some interesting bird species such as the eastern whipbird and pitch-black drongos. The birdsong throughout the track only implies there are much more species out there for you to see. If you choose to stay at the campsite, make sure you prepare accordingly as the site doesn’t have toilets or water. Keep an eye out for snakes. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Lawton Road & Mount Glorious Road (-27.3200823,152.7504414)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Pine Road, 5
  • Turn on to South Pine Road, 29 then drive for 1.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto South Pine Road, 40 and drive for another 1.8 km
  • Turn right onto Patricks Road and drive for another 3 km
  • Turn right onto Samford Road, 22, 9 and drive for another 6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Glorious Road, 9 and drive for another 15.7 km
  • Turn right onto Mount Glorious Road, 31, 9 and drive for another 5.4 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Mount Glorious Road(1.45km northwest of Mount Glorious Biological Centre), head towards the signposted metal gate, moving perpendicularly away from the road. Pass through the gap next to the gate and join the fire trail. Pass by the green “Lawton Road”(the trail you’re on) sign to your right and follow the track as it veers right. Stay on the track as it meanders into the woodland to continue along Northbrook Mountain via Lawton Road Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Lawton Road & Mount Glorious Road Start heading along Lawton Road (a highway|bridleway).
After 40 m head through/around the gate.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Lawton Road.
After another 30 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 1.9 km continue straight, to head along Lawton Road.
After another 1.3 km veer left, to head along Lawton Road.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Lawton Road & England Creek Road) turn left, to head along England Creek Road.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along England Creek Road.
After another 245 m continue straight.
After another 110 m come to the "Northbrook Mountain Bush Camp" (6 m on your right).
There is a fee to use this campsite. Open fires are not allowed.
(Northbrook Mountain) Continue another 470 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 5.8 km to get back to the start.
"Northbrook Mountain".
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Terrain
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Northbrook Mountain via Lawton Road


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 11.5 km
Time 4 h, 6 h 30 min to 2 days
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 5.3 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
5.3 kmNorthbrook Mountain Bush Camp
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