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Explore a wonderfully complex and diverse rainforest that will leave a deep and long-lasting impression.
- Journey type
- 1.2km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow about 30mins walking time.
- Grade 2 walking track
- View map
- Conventional vehicle
Stroll along this gentle circuit for a brief but interesting introduction to the rainforest typical of this park. Sharpen your plant identification skills along the way as you wander under strangler figs and other lush trees. Search the canopy for epiphytes and see if you can follow a vine from its base to the canopy. Listen for the calls and chatter of bowerbirds and catbirds as you walk. These are members of the oldest lineage of songbirds.
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 Rainforest circuit is in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.
- The circuit starts 500m along the Border Track from the Binna Burra trailhead at the Binna Burra upper day-use area.
- The Binna Burra Upper day-use area is at the end of Binna Burra Road, 3.5km from the park entrance.
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.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Rainforest circuit is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.