Rangeville - Table Top Mountain Bushland Reserve
Address: Table Top Drive, Rangeville QLD
Table Top Mountain is a park of volcanic origin and located at the eastern-most end of South Street in Toowoomba. Its prominent outline and naturally treeless summit, with its blanket of kangaroo grass and other native grasses, has made Table Top the source of inspiration for generations.
Table Top is an area of high significance to traditional owners, recognised in the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Register and protected under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003. The route to the summit is not maintained and could result in potential safety concerns. You are respectfully requested to consider your decision to climb this mountain.
Views range from Prince Henry Heights to the north, the Lockyer Valley to the east and the rugged folds of Main Range in the south and the city of Toowoomba in the west. Please leave your pets at home.
Alternatively you can have the best views of Table Top Mountain from the Bob Dodds Lookout at the end of Tobruk Memorial Drive, from the Lockyers Lookout at the north end of Duggan Park and from Katoomba Point Lookout on Prince Henry Drive.
How to get there: Drive along South Street, which turns into Table Top Drive. Follow the bitumen road until it turns into dirt and park at the bottom of the mountain.
Table Top Mountain Walk
Best for: Bushwalking
Classification: Grade 5 - unformed track, very steep and unmarked. For experienced bushwalkers.
Distance: 1960m return
Walking time: Approximately 130-140 minutes
Description: The walk starts at the base of the first hill which is comprised of a lot of large stone steps. This section is quite steep for about 150m. The down section of the first hill is less demanding but you have to climb over medium sized rocks. The face of Tabletop is mostly large lose gravel and exposed rocks towards the summit. There is a circuit at the summit of the mountain circuit that takes you all the way around the mountain top showing off an exceptional view.
Table Top Mountain rises 700m above sea level. The mountain is renowned for its flat peak on which, for some unknown reason, no trees grow. Table Top Park is one of the smaller escarpment parks, but it’s definitely one of the best.