Peak Range National Park is 1 hour and 15 minutes south of Moranbah – but this side trip is as much about the journey as the destination. The drive along Peak Downs Highway encompasses panoramic views of the range. Inside the park, sharp peaks split the flat country plains. The peaks are giant basalt flows, rhyolite and trachyte bodies erupted from the Peak Range Volcano up to 32 million years ago.
The dramatic scenery can be enjoyed via multiple bushwalking tracks that vein through three of the four different sections of the park: Wolfang Peak, Lords Table Mountain and the Gemini Mountains. Check the Isaac Region website to prepare for your walk.
Mt Pollux is one of the Gemini Mountains, twin volcanic formations rising out of an open eucalyptus woodland. It offers an unforgettable hike, especially at sunrise. From the peak you’ll find expansive views of the region including Wolfang Peak. Lords Table Mountain is 320 metres high and almost perfectly flat topped. Access the mountain via Huntley Road.