Flood and Storm Damage - Lamington National Park partially open

Closure status: A facility or feature within the park is closed

Category:
Park or facility closure
Applies:
8 March to 25 June 2021
Published:
8 March 2021 9:48am
Updated:
1 April 2021 9:57am
ID:
20659

This alert applies to the following parks:

As a result of flood and storm damage, some walking tracks within Lamington National Park have reopened, while others are temporarily closed until declared safe. Flood waters, damaging winds and heavy rainfall have caused flash flooding, fallen trees, rock falls, washouts, track scouring and other hazards.

QPWS rangers are currently working on repairs.  Observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and do not enter closed areas.

OPEN walking tracks in Binna Burra section:

  • Caves circuit
  • Coomera circuit with CAUTION due to fast flowing and rising creek crossings
  • Daves Creek circuit
  • Rainforest circuit
  • Tullawallal circuit
  • Border Track
  • Upper section of Lower Bellbird circuit (i.e. Upper Ballunjui) with CAUTION due to fast flowing and rising creek crossings
  • Arucaria lookout track with CAUTION due to fallen trees
  • Mount Hobwee circuit with CAUTION due to fallen trees
  • Wagawn track with CAUTION due to fallen trees
  • The Ship Stern circuit with CAUTION due to fallen trees and fast flowing and rising creek crossings

OPEN walking tracks in Green Mountains section:

  • Centenary track
  • Forestry camp track
  • Morans Falls track
  • Python Rock track
  • Rainforest return
  • Border Track
  • Box Forest circuit with CAUTION due to fast flowing and rising creek crossings
  • West Canungra Creek circuit with CAUTION due to fast flowing and rising creek crossings and risk of landslides/rockfalls
  • Toolona Creek circuit with CAUTION due to fast flowing and rising creek crossings
  • Albert River circuit is partially open to Echo Point only - access is via Southern entrance (i.e. the second entrance from the Border track when walking in a clockwise direction - refer to the Lamington track guide). 

OPEN - Gold Coast Hinterland Great walk:

  •  The Gold Coast Hinterland Great walk with detour along the Caves circuit at Binna Burra (as displayed in separate Park Alert)

CLOSED walking tracks in Binna Burra section:

  • Gwongoorool track - DANGEROUS landslides and rockfalls
  • Illinbah circuit - fire damaged (as displayed in separate Park Alert)
  • Lower Bellbird circuit - fire damaged (as displayed in separate Park Alert)

CLOSED walking tracks in Green Mountains section:

  • Albert River circuit from the Northern entrance to Echo Point is closed(i.e. first entrance from the Border track when walking in a anti-clockwise direction - refer to the Lamington track guide)

OPEN remote and bush camping sites:

  •  Mount Bithongabel, Echo Point, Rat-a-tat, Lost World Creek and Saddle, Stinson, Point Lookout, Running Creek, 

CLOSED remote and bush camping sites:

  • Illinbah and Darlington.

For your safety please use caution whilst visiting the park—while some walking tracks remain open, bushwalkers may still encounter falling trees or recently fallen trees due to the soft, saturated ground, and rising or fast flowing creeks. Remember—if it's flooded, forget it, even on our walking tracks!

Commercial tour operators and other permit or agreement holders are not permitted to enter closed areas.

Park Alerts will be regularly updated regarding conditions on park, paricularly following severe weather events or natural disasters.

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