Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

There are excellent views into the Coomera Valley. Photo credit: Nicholas Hill © Queensland Government

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

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Caves track

Don’t miss the chance to see excellent views across the Darlington Range and down into Coomera Valley.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
3.5km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow about 1hr walking time.
Grade
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

We recommend returning via the same track.

From the Binna Burra lower day-use area wind up through open eucalypt forest. Keep your eyes aloft as you might just see a koala sitting sleepily in the branches. Also watch for white-throated treecreepers along the track. These birds are members of one of the oldest groups of songbirds.

Stop at the seat commemorating the efforts of Robert Collins to protect this beautiful landscape and take in the brilliant views into the Coomera Valley, the Darlington Range and rhyolite cliff line. Possibly the largest intact stand of hoop pine Araucaria cunninghamii in Australia can be seen along the Darlington Range.

Pass Kweebani Cave the forest changes to rainforest and the track ascends the slope with a series of steps.

Warning: this track contains unstable surfaces. Rockfalls may occur on the track and in Kweebani Cave. For your safety, avoid lingering near the cave—move along the track and view the cave from a safe distance.

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 Caves track is in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park 110km south of Brisbane.

  • The track can be walked from either the Binna Burra lower day-use area or the track entry opposite the Saddle trailhead not far from the road entrance to Binna Burra Lodge.
  • The Binna Burra lower day-use area is on Binna Burra Road, 1.7km from the park entrance and the Saddle trailhead is 2km from the park entrance.

Return to your starting point via the same track. Returning via the bitumen road is not recommended. For more details on how to get to Lamington National Park, please see getting there and getting around.

Wheelchair accessibility

This track is not suitable for wheelchair access. There are wheelchair-accessible toilets at the national park’s Information Centre and picnic tables at the Binna Burra lower day-use area. The Binna Burra upper day-use area has wheelchair-accessible picnic tables and toilets.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Caves track 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 and Walk with care.