Python Rock track
Experience superb views of Morans Falls, Castle Crag and Mount Razorback along this sealed track through lush forest.
- Journey type
- 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 3 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
- Lookout (constructed)
- Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland
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.
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.
he 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 tracks start at the Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead on Lamington National Park Road, 4.9km 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
Python Rock track is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
- Planned Maintenance works- Woonoongoora walkers' camp 20–22 April 2021
- Flood and Storm Damage - Lamington National Park partially open 8 March to 25 June 2021
- Binna Burra walking tracks partial closure 8 March to 25 June 2021
- Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk Partially Closed and Caves Circuit Detour 31 August 2020 to 6 August 2021