About this place
A short walk from the parking area through coastal heath takes you to a lookout on Mount Maxwell. Here you can find sweeping views stretching to the western boundary of the park, including the grey peaks in the south that are part of Barrens Range. Mount Maxwell was named after George Maxwell (1804 - 1880) who was a naturalist and professional plant and insect collector.
Maxwell discovered several local plants including the nodding banksia (Banksia nutans) and his collections are now preserved in the Australian Herbarium. Please clean footwear and equipment at the start and finish of any walks to prevent the spread of Phytopthora dieback.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Mount Maxwell.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Fitzgerald River National Park.