Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Garragoolba lookout has uninterrupted views of Springbrook, the Tweed Valley and Mount Warning. Photo credit: © Lesley Hutley

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Wagawn track

This high-altitude walk, often through mist-cloaked mountains, has amazing views and fascinating volcanic features.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
18km return return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow about 8hr walking time.
Grade
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

The most dramatic feature of this walk are the views from Garragoolba lookout. Pause for a while and take in the uninterrupted vistas of Springbrook, the Tweed Valley and Mount Warning … if the clouds aren’t too low!

Hints of the turmoil of this area’s volcanic origin can be seen under the spreading greenery. Tamborine, Springbrook, Beechmont and Lamington are remnants of the Tweed shield volcano’s northern flank. Mount Warning is all that remains of the volcano’s core and the Tweed Valley is a large erosion caldera carved from the eastern flank.

Please note that only after naturally occurring events such as severe wildfires or storms are there uninterrupted views from Wagawn. In the interim years the view may be interrupted by natural regrowth.

Once you’ve taken it all in, it’s time to return to Binna Burra via the same track.

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

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

Wheelchair accessibility

This track is not suitable for wheelchair access. There are wheelchair-accessible toilets at the national park’s Information Centre and picnic tables at the Binna Burra lower day-use area. The Binna Burra upper day-use area has wheelchair-accessible picnic tables and toilets.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Wagawn 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.