Pigeon House Mountain
Pigeon House Mountain is very popular with Australian and overseas visitors alike. It is situated within the Morton National Park about 40 minutes from Bawley Bush Cottages along good gravel roads that lead to a carpark at the base of the mountain.
The walking track, though rated as difficult, is climbed by many children. The climb is approximately 5km return and takes an average of 1+ hours to ascend to its 720m peak from the mountain from the car park and about 3/4 hour to descend . There is a very steep initial climb 800m long and then about 1.2km of flat walking before a stepped track to ladders that lead to the summit.
From the summit there are incredible panoramic views of rugged cliffs and gorges produced by the Clyde River over many centuries. The view stretches, on a good clear day, from the north coastline of Point Perpendicular to Mount Dromadery in the south. Absolutely breathtaking.
Some basic facts about Pigeon House Mountain
- The summit rises to 720 m above sea level.
- Estimated visitors each year - 8,000.
- Pigeon House Mountain's aboriginal name is Didhol or Dithol.
- Didhol or Dithol means Woman's Breast on account of the distinctive shape.
- Nearest town is Milton.
- Access Points; Monkey Mountain Road, 5kms north of Termiel; Wheelbarrow Road 3kms south of Burril Lake; Croobyar Road, Milton; Nelligen.
- 360 degree views from the summit.
- Barbeques, picnic tables and a toilet are in the carpark at the base of the mountain.
- Steep climbs and ladders involved in the climb.
- Named by Lieutenant James Cook, HMS Endeavour, April 21, 1770
- The first 800m is the most difficult!
Open: 7 days a week.
Directions from Bawley Bush Cottages:
We strongly recommend using the Bawley Coast Tourist map although signage is quite clear.Travel north from Termeil about 2km and turn left into Monkey Mountain Road and follow signs
Only 40 minutes from Bawley Bush Retreat