Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

From the lookout watch Coomera and Yarrabilgong falls cascade into the gorge below. 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

Coomera circuit

Dense forests, creek crossings, waterfalls, gorges and cliffs are just a few of the stunning features on this spectacular walk.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
17.4km 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
Grade 4 walking track
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

We recommend walking this circuit anticlockwise.

The scenic Coomera circuit leaves the Border Track1.9km from the Binna Burra trailhead and passes through subtropical and warm temperate rainforest communities, and giant brush box Lophostemon confertus forest. Walk up to the spectacular cantilevered Coomera Falls lookout (5.5km from the trailhead) and witness the power of the Coomera River as it cascades over the magnificent Coomera and Yarrabilgong falls down into the 160m deep gorge.

From the lookout, continue to ascend along the edge of Coomera Gorge, following the Coomera River  past a series of other lovely cascades and waterfalls. See if you can spot bright blue and white Lamington spiny crayfish along the way. Cross the river several times before rejoining the Border Track and returning to the Binna Burra trailhead.

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).

Warning: this circuit has several river crossings which involve stepping from rock to rock. This can be hazardous after heavy rain and should not be attempted when the river is in flood—you may get caught between creek crossings.

Getting there and getting around

The Coomera circuit is in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park 110km south of Brisbane.

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.

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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Coomera circuit 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.