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Mount Warning, New South Wales
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Mount Warning, a mountain in the Tweed Range in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, was formed from a volcanic plug of the now-gone Tweed Volcano. The mountain is located 14km west-south-west of Murwillumbah, near the border between New South Wales and Queensland. Due to Mount Warning's proximity to Cape Byron, the Australian continent's easternmost point, it is the first place on mainland Australia to receive the sun's rays each day.Lieutenant James Cook saw the mountain from the sea and named it Mount Warning. He also named a bit of land jutting out of the shoreline as Point Danger . Together they were named as a point of reference to warn other explorers that came afterward.Shield volcanoMount Warning is the central volcanic remnant of an ancient shield volcano, the Tweed Volcano, which would have been about 1900m above sea level or just under twice the height of the current mountain. This volcano erupted around 23 million years ago. As the mountain's central vent cooled it shrank, forming a depression at the top that has greatly eroded.Today the vast areas that were part of the volcano include many mountains and ranges at some distance from Mount Warning, and include the Border Ranges, Tamborine Mountain, the McPherson Range and both the Lamington Plateau and Springbrook Plateaus. The erosion caldera formed since this eruption is easily visible around the summit and forms the rim of the Tweed Valley.
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  • Although the hike only took 1 1/2 hours it it pretty hard going, uphill all the way with the last 400m requiring the use of a chain to haul yourself up. However the views from the top are amazing, I g...  more »
  • Both turning 70 this year and wanted to climb to summit. we're visiting Brisbane and area for first time. Stayed at mt Warning BnB Retreat night prior. No tour necessary. Suggest start on trail by 8:3...  more »
  • Have wanted to do this walk for years & finally got to do it a few weeks ago. My husband & I (late 40's) are fairly fit but this walk gives you a good cardio workout. We arrived around 10.30am on a Sa...  more »