Latest COVID-19 impacts—Qld national parks, state forests and recreation areas. Check the latest information and updates.
Step or roll back in time along this historically significant track that winds through an aromatic forest filled with vibrant birdlife.
- Journey type
- 1.8km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow 1.5hrs walking time.
- Grade 1 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
- Photo credit: Lightcapturer © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Steve Browne © Queensland Government
There is no better way to start your Lamington National Park experience than with a short stroll, or roll, along this sealed track, opened in 2015 to celebrate the centenary of the park.
From the Python Rock and Moran Falls trailhead, slowly ascend through an aromatic subtropical rainforest and tall hoop pine forest to the northern end of the Green Mountains car park. This track is often scattered with the bright-red fruit of the southern satinash and yellow citrus-smelling lemon aspen fruit.
Bench seating spaced along the track offers excellent opportunities to sit and watch the vibrant birdlife. Look for eastern yellow robins, rufous fantails, regent and satin bowerbirds darting through the branches, logrunners foraging on fallen tree trunks and Albert’s lyrebirds scratching in the leaf litter.
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 Centenary track is in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.
- The Centenary track starts at the Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead, 125m back along the access road from 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
- Green Mountains section map
- Binna Burra section map
- Gold Coast and hinterland parks locality map
- View Google map
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.
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
Centenary track is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
- Storm damage - Lamington National Park partially open 16 December 2020 to 22 January 2021
- Annual seasonal closure period for all Lamington bush camping areas 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
- Binna Burra walking tracks partial closure 7 September 2019 to 1 February 2021
- Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk Partially Closed and Caves Circuit Detour 31 August 2020 to 6 August 2021