Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Capture stunning sunsets from the lookout at the end of the track. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

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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Roll up, roll up! You’re about to meet the show-stopping performers of our Gondwana World Heritage Area rainforest! Photo credit: Lightcapturer © Queensland Government

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Be inspired: 8 family-friendly walks around the Gold Coast

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Be inspired: A magical history tour of Queensland’s earliest national parks

South-East Queensland is the cradle of Queensland National Parks. So let’s take a tour of 4 of our earliest parks to learn the fascinating stories behind their creation and find out how to best enjoy them today. Photo credit: Nick Hill © Queensland Government

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Python Rock track

Experience superb views of Morans Falls, Castle Crag and Mount Razorback along this track through lush forest.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
3.1km 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 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

Step from Lamington National Park Road through a green doorway into an impressive, closed rainforest community where curved buttress roots rise from the ground and booyong and fig trees tower overhead. As you walk, look at the colourful lichens and mosses that adorn the forest floor, tree trunks and rocks. Then pass into an open eucalypt forest where fire-adapted species such as grass trees, hakeas and various wildflowers grow.

Look for tree identification signs along the track to discover the unique features of each species.

The views from Python Rock lookout will take your breath way. Morans Falls, Castle Crag and Mount Razorback stretch out before you. See how millions of years of erosion have formed and widened the valley and created the intricate escarpments.

The guttural 'popping' of the masked mountain frog Kyarranus loveridgei can be heard on wet or moist days in late spring and summer. These ancient frogs are members of the Gondwanan family commonly known as southern frogs.

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 Python Rock track is in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.

  • The track starts at the Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead on Lamington National Park Road, 4.9km from the park entrance.

For more details on how to get to Lamington National Park, please see getting there and getting around.

Wheelchair accessibility

This track is not wheelchair accessible. Close by is the Centenary track , which is a 900m universal access track, that is accessed from the Morans Falls and Python Rock trailhead. Starting from the trailhead near the Green Mountains day-use area, the first 700m of the Border Track is accessible for wheelchairs with assistance. There are wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities available in this day-use area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Python Rock 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.