Starting from Tyalgum Ridge Road, Mount Warning, this walk takes you to the Brummies Lookout via a fire trail and steps, exploring the woodland of Wollumbin National Park along the way. You’ll start by possibly passing through some private property which is basically a shed and a few lovely cows. Kindly ask the owners for passage, then start heading along the muddy wide trail which is generally used by dirt bikes. Expect to get some nice views of the Border Ranges as you make your way through the dense forest. Later on you’ll leave the trail and head along some steep steps. They may be rugged but the views you’ll get afterwards are almost guaranteed to stun you. Wollumbin National and the surrounding peaks are all yours to take in, with the satisfactory feeling of conquering this challenge on the side. Keep in mind that the track may be overgrown closer to the end. Cover your legs and arms as there may be snakes along the track. A decent level of fitness and sturdy hiking boots recommended. 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.
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.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Clothiers Creek Road and drive for another 340 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Clothiers Creek Road and drive for another 10.8 km
Turn left onto Tweed Valley Way, 40 and drive for another 510 m
Turn right onto Cane Road and drive for another 5.1 km
Turn right onto Queensland Road, 34, 42 and drive for another 250 m
Turn left onto Numinbah Road, 34 and drive for another 13.8 km
Turn left onto Zara Road, 36 and drive for another 11.4 km
Turn left onto Wollumbin Street, 36 and drive for another 310 m
Turn right onto Swifts Road and drive for another 1.2 km
Keep right onto Tyalgum Ridge Road and drive for another 3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Tyalgum Ridge Road(210 metres northwest of merge with Brummies Road), head southeast along the dirt path. Kindly ask the owners for passage then head around/over the gate to join the wide dirt trail. Follow the said trail and keep right at the 3-way intersection 1.07 kilometres into the track to continue along the Brummies Lookout Track. Keep an eye out for pink ribbons/tape to find the steps.....
Directions & comments
After another 1.1 km (at the intersection of Brummies Road & North Wollumbin Road) continue straight, to head along Brummies Road.
After another 480 m (at the intersection of Condowie Road & Brummies Road) continue straight, to head along Brummies Road.
After another 1.9 km (at the intersection of Brummies Road & Ridge Line to Brummies Lookout) turn left, to head along Ridge Line to Brummies Lookout (a footpath).
After another 390 m come to "Brummies Lookout".
About 35 m past the end is "Brummies Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.8 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Brummies Lookout Track
3 h to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)