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Mt Borumba Firetower, Imbil State Forest, Queensland

Mount Borumba Fire Tower (commonly referred to as No 8 Tower) has been decommissioned and is fenced off preventing access. It was built in 1958, its platform being 15.5M above ground. It had a commanding view over the Imbil State Forest and Yabba State Forest, the summit altitude being 624M.

When built, this tower had an external deck surrounding the cabin. This innovation allowed for easier maintenance as well as more safety, and was a boon to those children of the families of foresters and millers who were allowed to climb the tower and then walk around the cabin verandah enjoying the view and demonstrating that they weren't afraid of height!

Access into the cabin was through a trapdoor in the floor of the cabin.

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  • Uploaded on January 19, 2013
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    by Ian Stehbens