Mount Cooroora, located in Pomona, Queensland, is a prominent escarpment that juts out of the surrounding landscape and dominates all that surrounds it.
With its striking vertical inclines rising to 439 m above sea level, one has to question how it came to be ? . . .
In fact, Mt Cooroora was once within a volcano vent – some 20-30 million years ago . . .
It is, an ancient volcanic ‘plug’, also referred to as a volcanic neck or lava neck, that is formed when the lava within a vent of an active volcano cools and hardens. During this process, a plug can cause an extreme pressure build-up. Should the pressure of the magma beneath it become too great, it can lead to an explosive eruption, however, if the plug is preserved, and following some 20 million years of erosion, a Mount Cooroora is formed, as the solidified lava plug is extremely durable and erosion resistant . . .
Today, for those fit enough, and game enough, to climb the steep, rocky incline – the views from the summit are enthralling. It is interesting to note the transformation in the vegetation – from the lush fertile valleys below, to the dry, arid vegetation, such as the grass tree, that clutch the rocks at the summit – surviving on dust, high winds and little water.
As one wanders around the township of Pomona, the beautiful, fertile, red soil is evident everywhere – a reminder of the volcanic origins of the region . . .
– Mount Cooroora Hiking Trail stretches from Cooroora Mountain Park (at the base) to the Mountain’s Summit
– Located within close Proximity to the Pomona Town Centre – obtain Directions here
– Some Car Parking available at Cooroora Mountain Park
– Points Of Interest nearby
– Things to Do nearby
– Facilities available at Pomona include:
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