|Mount Tinbeerwah Fire Tower|
Although signage still indicates that this area is a Forest Reserve it is now listed as National Park. No camping or pets are allowed but next to the car park there is a day use picnic area with pit toilets.
|Day Use Area|
Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout Track
The 1 km return, Class 4, track to the Fire Tower on top of Mount Tinbeerwah is an interesting walk through a volcanic landscape. The foundation of Mount Tinbeerwah was formed during volcanic activity 27 million years ago. Erosion has removed the soft outer sandstone and left behind the hard rhyolite core that we see exposed today. There is a lookout area about 130 m into the walk that can be accessed by pram or wheelchair.
|First Lookout Area|
|The view out to Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba|
Keep your eye out for hexagonal shaped cooling columns as you continue on to the Fire Tower.
|Abseiling platforms looking out to Mount Cooroy|
|Side view of the abseiling cliffs|
We have abseiled here in the past. We have also climbed down to the base of the abseiling cliffs; although we didn't do it this time as we were carrying a fair bit of camera gear. The photo below was taken in 2011 and doesn't do justice in showing how high the cliffs are.
|Looking back up the vertical cliff face after descending|
If abseiling or rock climbing is not your thing then continue up to the Fire Tower, which is open to the public. Here you will find great views in all directions.
On this trip, in March 2015, we went in the morning but Mount Tinbeerwah is also a beautiful place to watch the sun set.