Mt Warning/Wollumbin

Elevation (feet): 3,802
Elevation (meters): 1,159
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Latitude: -28.4
Longitude: 153.26
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Most recent eruption: 22 million years ago
Year first climbed: 20,000 BCE
First successful climber(s): Indigenous Bundjalung peoples
Nearest major airport: Brisbane/Gold Coast (closer)
Convenient Center: Murwillumbah/Uki

Thanks to Patrick Norman for adding this peak.

Easy walking up the long trail but the last few hundred metres are a scramble to the top, pulling yourself up with a chain. It's worth it.


The mountain remains a place of cultural and traditional significance to the Bundjalung people and is the site of particular ceremonies and initiation rites. The Bundjalung observe cultural and traditional restrictions forbidding the uninitiated from climbing the mountain, and, as such, generally ask that others also do not attempt to climb the mountain.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service advertise this request and do not encourage climbers, but it is not expressly forbidden by park regulations.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 12 trip reports for Mt Warning/Wollumbin.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #20619 - by Matt Hillier on Jan 24, 2007
    Nice morning walk. up and back in about 3 and half hours. Great views and beautiful forest.
  • Log #18878 - by Andrew Fletcher on Feb 14, 2006
    Hard at beginning because of lots of stairs but after them the rest of the way is reasonably easy up to the chain climb at the end
  • Log #16964 - by Joshua holm on Aug 13, 2004
    Will I wanted to go to mount warning but my mum couldn't take me there. So then I rang my aunty up and she said "yep what about next week". So next week came. So there I was in the car...
  • Log #16966 - by Riley Vanderbyl on Aug 31, 2003
    My family and 3 others(Mine (Vanderbyls (Dad, Mum, me, Julia and Anastasia) the others (Marsdens (Dino, Gail, Alf, Grace and Joe) Esseries (Darryl, Pierce and Adin))). Me and Pierce were going ahead...
  • Log #16967 - by Steph Taylor on Aug 20, 2003
    To view some of the most beautiful land from this exquisite peak, is something worth doing. Well done to the gals that gave it a go on the 16th!
  • Log #16968 - by Sara on Aug 19, 2003
    A fabulous experience - I plan to do it again. Big cheerio to my QLD buddies also on the mountain this cold and rainy day.
  • Log #16969 - by Gerald McKenna on Aug 17, 2003
    Great View,enjoyed every minute and I'd highly recommend it. Go Prepared and enjoy!
  • Log #16970 - by warren on July 05, 2003
    mushroom tastic sunrise for sure....look east to cudgen lake and see my mates house ..watching him watching you watching us watching you.
  • Log #16971 - by Graham Penfold on June 21, 2003
    One of the most amazing things i did in australia was to climb this great peak. The weather was perfect and the sun even more so!
  • Log #16972 - by Jan Bauer on Mar 05, 2003
    I climbed Mt. Warning in February 1994 to be the first in Australia to see the sun :-)
  • Log #16973 - by Ralph Robinson on Dec 29, 2002
    An easy walk up a graded path with switchbacks most of the way. The last section is very steep but there's a chain to help you. Beautiful rainforest on the way up and magnificent views from the top.
  • Log #16974 - by Shaun Ferris on May 08, 2002
    A sunrise view is extraordinary. The summit of Mount Warning is the first place in Australia to receive sunlight in the morning, due to it's position near the coast. Start climbing 2-3 hours before...