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Albert River circuit
Venture through ancient forests and lush gullies to views as far as the eye can see.
- Journey type
- 21.8km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow about 7hrs walking time.
- Grade 4 walking track
- View map
- Conventional vehicle
- Trail bike
- Lookout (natural)
- Photo credit: Nicholas Hill © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Lightcapturer © Queensland Government
We recommend walking this circuit anticlockwise.
Wind down from the Border Track, through forests of Antarctic beech to a lush rainforest gully featuring Echo Falls. Take a break and watch the crystal mountain water cascade gently down the lush rainforest gully.
It’s uphill from here, following a branch of the Albert River upstream to Echo Point lookout. Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Wupawn to Mount Durigan on the McPherson Range and south to the Tweed Range. These peaks are all part of the erosion caldera that surrounds Mount Warning, once a central volcanic plug. Traditional Owners of the Bundjalang language group call this mighty plug 'Wollumbin' (cloud-catcher).
Continue east along the Queensland–New South Wales border to Cominan lookout and then turn north-west to connect back up with the Border Track.
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 Albert River circuit is in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.
- The circuit starts 5km along the Border Track from the trailhead at the Green Mountains day-use area.
- The Green Mountains day-use area is at the end of Lamington National Park Road, 5.7km from the park entrance.
Getting to Lamington
The park has two sections—Green Mountains and Binna Burra. The Green Mountains section is on the western side of the Lamington Plateau in an area called O'Reilly. The Binna Burra section encompasses the rest of the park to the east. There is no public transport to the park and getting taxis and ride share operators to pick up from the park can be difficult.
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.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Albert River circuit is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.