Mount Wagawn and Garragoolba Lookout

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Springbrook National Park

Mount Wagawn and Garragoolba Lookout is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Natural Bridge, Queensland, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Length5.3 miElevation gain2290 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingWalkingCaveForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyNo dogs
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Mike Rasmussen
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownScramble

This was 9.97k and took me 2hr 16m. Parked car at Hayters Road which is 4 km south of Natural Arch and the turn off is directly before the NSW boarder from QLD. It’s a dead end road so I parked at the end. Spoke to a resident of one of the properties who gave me great advice. It was a cloudy day which made it cool and to keep the ticks and snakes away however little did I know I would be up in the clouds leaving me with very little to see. The walk to the caves was easy crossing the boarder fence about 3 times but very long grass which kept me alert.The caves are beautiful which leads to the most difficult climb, it was very rainy, rocky but most of all steep and slippery, if it was not for the tape on the trees i would not have found my way, after 20 minutes of scaling steep rainforest terrain it was a fairly worn track along the ridge to the lookouts, sadly I could not see anything due to the cloud.it was so hot I was lucky to bring a new shirt to change for the summit. I took 2 lr of water and some snacks. #hobwee https://youtu.be/mKHQYbRNwqs

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Yvette Russell
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A very beautiful hike, quite hard at times, make sure you follow the pink tape that someone else has put on branches. Pay it forward by marking the trail yourself too it took me 5 hours to do it solo because I was by myself, and the pink tape must have been there for years because it was hard to spot. Lots of rock scrambling, make sure you have good gripping trail hiking shoes. Don't go after rain as it's quite slippery even when dry. Take food (nuts, jerky etc) and make sure you have plenty of water (I had a 2ltr camelback). It's very easy to get lost on this trail, so if you're relying solely on all trails maps, make sure to bring a power pack and let the authorities ( covid border cops) know where you're going and how long you intend to be, because you'll be going over the QLD/NSW border at times. It is very overgrown and there isn't a clear path for about half of it, so leaving breadcrumbs (bright tape) is a very good idea

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Mallory Hay
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HikingOver grownWashed out
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Went today (June 20, 2020) very overgrown ... I thought I’d read a review elsewhere it had been cut down recently, may have been mistaken. With the recent rain didnt make for an enjoyable hike. Will return on a dry winter day.

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Chelle P
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Amir Zahedi
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Yvette Russell
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Yvette Russell
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Alexei Kouleshov
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Rock Wallaby
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Mihaela Bizjak
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Natasja Karsten
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