Mount Superbus Trail

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Mount Superbus Trail is a 8.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Killarney, Queensland, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
675 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

scramble

washed out

The first part of this hike is a difficult ascent to the top of the ridge line. From there head SSW along the ridge line (trail is marked very infrequently with bright orange plastic ribbon). Once the ridge line starts to descend, you will start seeing debris from the reckage culminating in well preserved, intact fuselage of the Arvo Lincoln Bomber A73-64 This is the more difficult route to this site. Less experiences hikers will want to choose the Emu Creek Trailhead instead. Check the weather before you go by calling 0402002337 or 0746648053. The weather here changes rapidly and it is dangerous to go without being informed of the weather.

hiking
3 months ago

This info is incorrect. Mt Superbus is in Queensland not NSW. White Swamp is in NSW . The Lincoln bomber is also much safer to be reached from Emu Creek Rd. There is a camping area and information centre at the end of Emu Creek road which starts near Emu Vale Qld. These are contact numbers if you wish to go this trail, this way you can know before you get there wether it is safe to travel. These areas are prone to sudden weather changes and bush fires. Park Rangers have removed this track from local maps because it is dangerous and have had to rescue people from this area. 0402002337 or 0746648053

hiking
11 months ago

I was living for 2 years in Brisbane Australia. My friend Matt took me on this hike...it was one of the best hikes I have ever done. The views were amazing and the hike was challening. Make sure you take plenty of water as there is no water source on the top. It was very rainy on the way up but cleared with an unbelievable rainbow. You can camp further back to the NNE but you must get an approval permit through the parks department. Finding the fuselage of the Arvo LIncoln Bomber was surreal. It was well intact and there was a memorial that described the event. I highly recommend reading about the crash before you head out...it will make it a more somber and appreciative experience. This is a pretty good site for information:
http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/superbus.htm

You can do this hike year round...MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEATHER!!! You don't want to get caught out on a bad day.