The highest point close to Bundaberg is the Hummock. From the top of the hummock look south west and you will see Mount Walsh. You can drive to the top of the Hummock but you have to walk to the summit of Mount Walsh and the fantastic views make it worthwhile.
Moira Thompson of Biggenden will take you on a walk/climb of Mount Walsh. Moira says that no ropes are needed but hand over hand climbing is required for the last part. Spectacular exposed granite outcrops and cliffs rise to 703 metres above sea level in this rugged park. The exposed granite outcrops, rugged ridges and steep forested slopes support a range of vegetation—from vine forests in sheltered pockets to scrubland and heath on rock pavements and open eucalypt and woodlands. Look for peregrine falcons soaring overhead, lace monitors sunning on rocks and saw-shelled turtles in the creeks.
Moira conducts off track bushwalks in Mount Walsh, Woowoonga and Coalstoun Lakes National Parks. Moira’s father Harry Frauca wrote 35 books on Australan wildlife and has had three insects named after him. They are a fly, wasp and cockaroach and all live at Mount Walsh. Who knows you may see one!
Phone Moira at 0458 365 051 for bushwalking details.
The summit of Mount Walsh and a group of Bundy lads heading off on their climb.