Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Lush rainforest, ancient trees and stunning waterfalls make Lamington National Park an outstanding place to visit! Photo credit: Nick Hill © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Long hikes in Lamington take you back through time

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

Be inspired: Meet Lamington’s iconic and elusive wildlife—let the show begin!

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

Be inspired: 7 accessible (wheelchair and stroller-friendly) parks close to Brisbane

There’s no need to feel like you’re stuck in the city with nowhere to go this weekend! Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Be inspired: 8 family-friendly walks around the Gold Coast

Calling nature enthusiasts of all ages! If you’re looking for nature therapy the whole family can enjoy, there’s no better place than Queensland’s biggest playground—Queensland National Parks! Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

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

Walking tracks summary

    Before walking in Lamington National Park we recommend you please have a copy of the Lamington National Park Discovery Guide (PDF, 5.3MB) from the either of the park's information centre.

    Key to track standards

    Tracks are classified according to the Australian Walking Track Grading System which is based on Australian Standards. Please note that while each track is classified according to its most difficult section, other sections may be of an easier level.

    Class 1 walking trackGrade 1 walking track

    • Flat, even surface with no steps. Clearly sign-posted.
    • Suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.

    Class 2 walking trackGrade 2 walking track

    • Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps.
    • All junctions sign-posted and may include interpretive signs.
    • No previous bushwalking experience required.

    Class 3 walking trackGrade 3 walking track

    • Formed track. May have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.
    • Reasonable level of fitness required and some bushwalking experience recommended.

    Class 4 walking trackGrade 4 walking track

    • Rough track. May be long and very steep with few directional signs.
    • May be overgrown, expect hazards such as fallen trees and slippery rocks.
    • Moderate fitness level with previous experience and ankle-supporting footwear is strongly recommended.

    Class 5 walking trackGrade 5 walking track

    • Unformed track. Very rough and steep.
    • No signs or markers provided, except where necessary to reduce environmental damage.
    • High level of fitness, extensive bushwalking experience, first-aid skills, good navigational skills, ankle-supporting footwear, relevant topographic maps and compass are essential.

    Where necessary additional advice regarding any track classification variations will be provided on this webpage.

    Walking tracks at a glance

    Choose from the many short walks or full day walks available, ensure you pick the walk that best suits the fitness and experience of your group—it will make the world of difference.

    Allow 15 to 20min to walk 1km. This time is calculated for people of average fitness and bushwalking experience and who are wearing correct footwear. Walking times are calculated on the time it takes to walk to the destination and return. Please allow longer when walking with children or those less fit. Allow extra time to rest and soak in the landscape and spectacular views.

    • Platform lookout: this indicates a lookout with a built platform and handrails.
    • Natural lookout: this indicates a lookout with no built structure or handrails. Please keep away from the edge and supervise children at all times. Take extra care when using binoculars or cameras at these sites!

    Short walks from Green Mountains at a glance

    Accessed from Track nameClassification Distance return (time) Platform
    lookout
    Natural
    lookout
    Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead Centenary trackClass 1 walking track
    Grade 1
    1.8km (30min) - -
    Green Mountains trailhead Rainforest returnClass 2 walking track
    Grade 2
    1.4km (30min) - -
    Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead Python Rock trackClass 3 walking track
    Grade 3
    3.1km (1hr) Yes -
    Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead Morans Falls trackClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    4.4km (1.5hr) Yes -

    Full-day walks from Green Mountains at a glance

    Accessed from Track nameClassification Distance return (time) Platform lookout Natural lookout

    Green Mountains trailhead

    Box Forest circuitClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    10.9km (4hr) - -
    Green Mountains trailhead West Canungra Creek circuitClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    13.9km (5.5hr) - -
    Green Mountains trailhead Toolona Creek circuitClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    17.4km (6hr) - -
    Green Mountains trailhead Albert River circuitClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    21.8km (7hr) - Yes
    Green Mountains trailhead to
    Binna Burra trailhead
    Border TrackClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    21.4km one way (add 600m for the Mount Merino track) (7hr) - Yes

    Short walks from Binna Burra at a glance

    Accessed from Track nameClassification Distance return (time) Platform
    lookout
    Natural
    lookout
    Binna Burra trailhead Rainforest circuitClass 2 walking track
    Grade 2
    1.2km (30min) - -
    Binna Burra trailhead Tullawallal circuitClass 3 walking track
    Grade 3
    5km (1.5hr) - -
    Binna Burra trailhead Caves trackClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    3.5km (1hr) - Yes
    Lower picnic area trailhead Gwongoorool trackClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    6km (2hr) - -

    Full-day walks from Binna Burra at a glance

    Accessed from Track nameClassification Distance return (time) Platform lookout Natural lookout

    Binna Burra trailhead

    Daves Creek circuitClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    12km (4hr) - Yes
    Saddle trailhead Bellbird trackClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    10km (3.5hr) - Yes
    Binna Burra trailhead Coomera circuitClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    17.4km (7hr) Yes -
    Binna Burra trailhead Araucaria lookout trackClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    17.8km (7hr) - Yes
    Binna Burra trailhead Wagawn trackClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    18km (8hr) - Yes
    Binna Burra trailhead Mount Hobwee circuitClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    18.2km (8hr) - Yes
    Saddle trailhead Ships Stern circuitClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    21km (8hr) - Yes
    Lower picnic area trailhead Illinbah circuitClass 5 walking track
    Grade 5
    16.6km (8hr) - -
    Binna Burra trailhead to
    Green Mountains trailhead
    Border TrackClass 4 walking track
    Grade 4
    21.4km one way
    (add 600m for the Mount Merino track) (7hr)
    - Yes

    Remote bushwalking

    Lamington National Park offers some of the most spectacular remote area bushwalking opportunities in the Gold Coast hinterland. The extremely rugged mountain terrain can be hazardous for inexperienced or poorly prepared walkers. A high level of physical fitness and navigational skills are essential.

    Walkers should familiarise themselves with the area before attempting an extended or remote walk.

    Contact us for assistance with route advice and other detailed information. Established bushwalking clubs with experienced off-track walkers regularly organise trips to Lamington National Park. Guidebooks covering most walks are available from specialist camping stores and some bookshops.

    Remote area walking is only advised in the cooler weather, usually April to September. Walking during summer can be very hazardous due to high temperatures and lack of surface water.

    All remote bushwalkers are expected to follow the minimal impact bushwalking and bush camping practices, such as observing proper sanitation and hygiene methods and avoiding polluting water in any way.