Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Experience the most accessible cool temperate rainforest in Lamington. Photo credit: © Gareth McGuigan

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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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time, not hundreds of years but millions? Photo credit: Lightcapturer © 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

Be inspired: Refresh in the ‘green behind the gold’—5 bushwalks on the Gold Coast

Queensland National Parks in the Gold Coast hinterland offer bushwalks where you can refresh in cool mountain air, immerse your senses in lush green forests and feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Tullawallal circuit

Visit the most accessible cool temperate rainforest in the park and the northernmost patch of Antarctic beech forest.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
5km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow about 1.5hr walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

We recommend walking this circuit clockwise.

From the Binna Burra trailhead follow the Border Track for 1.9km, then branch right at the track junction onto Tullawallal circuit and follow a short sidetrack to Tullawallal. The rainforest along the track gradually changes from warm, subtropical rainforest dotted with strangler figs, plank buttresses, vines and epiphytes, to cool temperate rainforest with fewer buttresses and vines, and more mosses and ferns. Look for these transformations in the rainforest as you reach the vastly different beech forest.

The pocket of Antarctic beech Nothofagus moorei on the summit is the northernmost patch of this species in Australia and is one of our remaining links with the ancient forests of Gondwana. Nothofagus forests that were once widespread across Australia and provided a habitat for many animals that have long since disappeared from our landscape.

Pay your respects at the small plaque remembering Gus Kouskos—one of the park’s most well-liked and respected overseers.

From Tullawallal, return to the track junction, turn right and continue along the Loop track back to Binna Burra trailhead to complete the circuit

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

  • The circuit starts 1.9km 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, 3.5m 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 circuit is not suitable for wheelchair access. There are wheelchair-accessible picnic tables and toilets at the Binna Burra upper day-use area. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located at the national park’s Information Centre and picnic tables at the Binna Burra lower day-use area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Tullawallal 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.