Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Get your bearings at the scenic lookout. Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

Lush rainforest, ancient trees and stunning waterfalls make Lamington National Park an outstanding place to visit! Photo credit: Nick Hill © Queensland Government

Kamarun lookout

Have a picnic encircled by spectacular vistas at this historic site that recognises the significant contribution of Romeo Lahey.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Stop in at the lookout for a picnic and enjoy the impressive, 200-degree views of undulating hills, craggy peaks and patchwork valleys. Search the sky for soaring wedge-tailed eagles and other birds. Sunset here is particularly dramatic and photos are fantastic at any time, and in any weather.

Don't miss the historic Romeo Lahey memorial lookout shelter where you can get your bearings from the directional plate. The shelter was opened in 1970 and recognises the energy and drive Lahey put into having Lamington recognised as a national park.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Getting there and getting around

The Kamarun lookout is in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.

  • From the entrance travel 2.7km along Lamington National Park Road.
  • Turn left into Kamarun Lookout Road and follow it for 850m to the lookout.

Getting to Lamington

Lamington National Park is made up of two sections—Green Mountains and Binna Burra. Green Mountains section is located on the western side of the Lamington Plateau. The Binna Burra section encompasses the rest of the park to the east.

Getting to Green Mountains section

From Broadbeach, drive 40km to Canungra via Nerang. From the north, take Pacific Motorway exit 34 to Beenleigh, route 92 to Tamborine, and route 90 to Canungra. The 36km winding and often narrow bitumen road from Canungra requires care and takes at least 50min. This road is unsuitable for recreational vehicles (RVs) longer than 4m and vehicles towing caravans and camper trailers.

Getting to Binna Burra section

Allow 70min from Broadbeach. Drive 38km to Beechmont via Nerang. From the north, take Pacific Motorway exit 69 and follow the signs west to Lamington National Park—Binna Burra section. The final 1.8km of the drive is very narrow and winding.

There are many commercial tour operators that conduct tours to Lamington National Park. See the tourism information links for further details.

There is no public transport to the park and getting taxis and ride share operators to pick up from the park can be difficult.

Wheelchair accessibility

There are wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities at the day-use area in both the Green Mountains and Binna Burra sections of Lamington National Park. Binna Burra section also has wheelchair-accessible picnic tables.

At Green Mountains section there are two wheelchair-accessible walking tracks. The Centenary track is a 900m universal access track, and the first 700m of the Border Track is accessible for wheelchairs with assistance.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Kamarun lookout is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Lamington safely.