Location - Peak Range National Park, Isaac Region, Central Queensland, Australia
Distance - 4 km return, depending on starting point
Duration - Allow 4-6 hours return
Grade - 5, steep and off-track
Access - Access via private property
Located between the townships of Clermont and Dysart (85km north-east of Emerald), Eastern Peak raises 610 metres and Brown's Peak 805 metres above sea level and is the prominent feature in the southern section of Peak Range National Park. Eastern Peak is a great example of a thrust dome resulting from successive intrusions and upheavals of viscous lava.
From the Eastern Peak summit, you are rewarded with views across the landscape including those of Brown's Peak (805 m) and Charley's Peak (610 m) to the northwest and the volcanic formations such as Calvert Peak (634 m), Mount Macarthur (746 m), Scott's Peak (854 m), Roper's Peak (804 m), and Malvern Hill (679 m) to the southwest.
Eastern Peak is located within Peak Range National Park and is surrounded by private property. Whereas, Brown's Peak is entirely on private property. Prior permission is required to access this part of the national park and the surrounding private properties.
Brown's Peak is named after Harry Brown, an Aboriginal guide from Newcastle who was one of the initial explorers on the Ludwig Leichhardt expedition in 1844-45.
The summit of Brown's Peak is low dense scrub and surrounded by impressive sandstone cliffs and concave formations. The area is covered with several invasive species the invasive Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia sp.), however, the numerous rocky outcrops that provide views across the surrounding landscape make summiting worthwhile, especially if you're peak bagging.
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