Hikers spend cold, wet night on Mt Superbus

A GROUP of hikers have shivered their way through a cold, wet night after becoming lost on Mt Superbus, near Killarney overnight.

The five hikers, who were visiting from outside the region, lost their way late yesterday.

They stayed the night, before emerging cold and wet from the forest at 7.30am this morning.

Killarney police Sergeant Brad Doyle said the hikers did the right thing by staying put the night.

"They managed to get phone contact and stayed in one spot," he said.

"They had adequate stores to keep them - they did the right thing in being prepared."

Sgt Doyle is urging people to let police know if they are going to hike on Mt Superbus.

"We ask that if people are planning on going out there they let us know first," he sad.

"That way we can find out who is there, when they intend to come back and how we can get in touch with them."

Mt Superbus is a popular attraction for hikers, with many trekking the third-highest mountain in Queensland to find the wreckage of a Royal Australian Air Force plane that crashed 60 years.

Six crew and passengers were killed in the crash.

The wreckage remains preserved at the site.



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