About Mt Cannibal
Take the 2.5km circuit walk to the summit of Mt Cannibal, enjoy the lookouts and appreciate a thriving flora and fauna reserve. Just a stone throw from the Garfield section of the Princes Freeway this hidden gem is relatively unknown to the hundreds of commuters passing by.
At the Northern lookout point, you are rewarded with 180 degrees of Gippsland’s signature rolling hills. Large granite rock protrudes from the mountain-side like it was deliberately put there for a wicked photo. The short circuit consists of a steep ascent and descent, with a flat link joining the North and South lookouts.
My Mt Cannibal Adventure: Matt Charlesworth
“Rosie Bartle and I braved an early rise to make it up to the Mt Cannibal summit for sunrise. We hiked the circuit anti-clockwise and headed straight for the North lookout.
The track was short but not exactly easy going; we broke a sweat tackling the big steps. Not to mention we hiked the most part in the dark… first light just couldn’t make its way through the trees. Fortunately, it was well worth it at the top. We took a seat right on the edge of the rock for some breaky (Bananas of course) to watch the day break. We snapped a few shots as the sun lit up the valley beneath us”
Getting To Mt Cannibal
- Travel towards 260 Garfield North Road, Garfield North.
- Once off the Monash, travel 2.6km down Garfield North Road.
- Look for Mt Cannibal Flora & Fauna Reserve sign on the left .
- Enter car park on the right.
Sunset or sunrise. All year round.
Moderate. 2.5 km circuit walk with steep ascent and descent on stairs.
Camping? No. Dogs? Not Permitted. Toilets? Yes, at carpark.