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Updated by Tiroy Benjamin on Feb 01, 2016
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Top Places to Visit on The Peak Downs Highway

If you’re tired of the same of shopping holidays, then Peak Downs Highway is the place for you. nations. If you belong to this category, take a while to book a ticket to the Peak Downs Highway and explore the hidden intricacies of Mother Earth. But, remember, the Peak Downs Highway expeditions are easier said than done.


Wolfang Peak

Most travellers find Wolfang Peak fascinating despite its 172 hectares. Plainly speaking, the whole climb will keep you going for about an hour. But that hour is fully worth with the significant scenic and geological values in the surrounding. More surprises await you with the bats residing in the peak in colonies. These bats dwell in a small cave. A word of caution, if you are arachnophobic: this very same cave is also home to giant spiders. Once you are on the peak, you will get to see a 360 view of the location down there. It is surrounded by farmland and National Park that treats you with a panoramic view of Queensland.

And you will come away with a full appreciation of its volcanic peak. You cannot reach the peak by vehicle. The only transportation is your feet alone. You can enter the park through fire control lines. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services in Clermont will readily offer you any consultation regarding the access to peak and walking trails. You need to know your walking trails better, as there are no signposts.


Lord's Table Mountain

Now that you are familiar with Clemont, Lords Table Mountain is 35 km east of there. The mountain is located in the middle of the Peak Range National Park. A lively climb will take you 320 metres high towards a flat plateau. The whole mountain is about 761 hectares, and you will find a dry rainforest in the same region. The specialty of the mountain is that you come across open eucalypt woodland, dry vine scrubs and mallee eucalypt at its peak. If you are on a trip or a picnic, Lord’s Table Mountain is the best place to try out.

You need to take the Huntley Road to reach the mountain. You can also use the picnic table and the rest located at the foot of the mountain. It is always better to check the situation of the Huntley Road before you set off in case weather gets inclement. Getting information from any Moranbah Hotel such as Oaks Moranbah is very much easier.


Gemini Peaks

Another fascinating couple-peak located about 45 km east of Clermont, Gemini peaks are so named because of its two volcanic formations. Here you can come across daisy Belyando Cobbler's Peg Tiocinica retroflexa, an endangered species, in the park. You can go for a vehicle to reach the foot of the Gemini Peaks


Eastern Peak

Eastern peak is located about 50 km east of Clermont. If you are passionate about gluey lava, Eastern Peak is the best place to try out. But you can see it only from far, as the peak is not allowed for public.