Mount Cooroora, Pomona

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Mount Cooroora is located in the town of Pomona in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. The peak is a 439 metres high intrusive volcanic plug. The Electoral district of Cooroora is named after the mountain.
Mount Cooroora plays host to the King of the Mountain Festival. The main event at the festival is a footrace straight up the mountain drawing participants from all over the world. Winners of the race complete the run to the summit in a little over 20 minutes. The first run by a local footballer to the top of the mountain occurred in 1958. The Mountain Challenge race began in 1979 and has been run every year since.
A maintained path helps guide hikers to the mountain's peak, where good views of the surrounding area are available. The walk takes about two hours and is graded moderate to hard. One section of the climb includes steep metal ladders.
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  • The reviews we read prior to our climb were spot on. Very challenging yet so rewarding!! Be warned tho this climb is definitely not for the faint hearted. It is an uphill climb all the way with some m...  more »
  • The reviews are spot on, it’s a vertical scramble but amazing views. I likened it to climbing up the face of a dry waterfall in places. Definitely need good gripping footwear. Don’t even attempt in we...  more »
  • Visited Mt Cooroora for a sunset afternoon climb with my sister. Use Mt Cooroora car park in google maps to get to the actual start point. Easy climb to navigate with stairs and chains to help ascend. Saw people enjoying a gentle climb and others really into fitness. Highly recommend.
  • Great climb, but make sure your fit enough before attempting this mountain as it requires some upper body strength to pull yourself up the chains in sections...

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