Moonrise on Mt Maroon guided walk

Date: 12-Mar-2017

Sunday 12th March 2017.

Our Facebook post suggested the full moon was on Saturday 11th March … actually it is 100% full at moonrise on Sunday 12th March and rises at 6pm. Still perfect for a hike up Mt Maroon as the walk up will be in daylight, and down bathed in the light of the full moon.

The view from Mt Maroon summit on a clear full-moon night reveals expansive scenery bathed in silver light. See nearby Lake Maroon glinting, mountains glowing and the lights of Brisbane in the far distance.

Our "Moonrise on Mt Maroon" guided walk is even more special as there are very few full moons falling on Saturday or Sunday night, when we depart mid afternoon and return to the Lodge at 9pm or later.

Take advantage of the bright light of the full moon to explore the best moon view in SE Qld.
Mt Maroon is achievable by a fit and determined hiker and takes 5-7hrs return from Mt Barney Lodge.
This expedition may take a little longer as we slow down to negotiate the gully and summit areas in moon light.

Email or call us for more information or to request booking forms.

Places are strictly limited.

See below for terms & conditions.


Cost: $125

Includes: guiding and interpretation, first aid equipment, public liability insurance, plant identification reference books, snacks, warm meal plus hot tea/coffee at the summit

Meet: Mt Barney Lodge office at 2pm for a 2.30pm sharp departure.

Duration of Activity: approx. 5-7 hours

Requirement for group numbers: 4 - 10 people

Age Recommendation: 15yo +

What to bring: 2-3 litres of water, headtorch (preferable) or torch, hat, sunscreen, any medication, warm clothes/raincoat, small day pack and wear comfortable closed-in shoes.

Fitness Requirement: This is a full expedition which requires a solid fitness level and excellent balance (due to night hiking) and the ability to carry a daypack with own personal gear.

Additional Terms & Conditions
  • A minimum of 5 people are required to make this walk confirmed. If the walk is cancelled due to lack of interest, the participant will be offered the next available walk date, or refunded with no penalty.
  • The Outdoor Leader will make a decision on the weather forecast at 9am on the day of the activity. If cloudy or inclement weather is predicted, then the walk will be cancelled and the participant will be offered the next available walk date, or refunded with no penalty.
  • If the participant cancels the walk within 40 days, there will be no transfers or refunds.

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  • Date of activity
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