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

Python Rock track

Experience superb views of Morans Falls, Castle Crag and Mount Razorback along this sealed 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
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

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.

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

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.

Wheelchair accessibility

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

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.