Explore the most popular hiking trails near Beechmont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This track is now opened as of 13 Oct 2018

We walked it with the kids. It was a little slippery in places post recent rain. We loved the way the vegetation changed so suddenly, so many times. We even spotted a Lyrebird! A nice, easy Sunday walk.

This track has many beautiful features. Down in the valley you have rainforest and waterfalls. Then you climb to the top of the enscarpment that has fantastic views of the whole Valley

Nice, there are a lot of walking distances to choose from!

Great track loved the amazing changes in the vegetation but we went around the wrong way but still a good hike

2 months ago

The hike is long but not hard. Pretty well marked throughout.

Excellent views. Make sure you do the side trips if you can for views as they're worth it. Waterfall and cascades less so.

We did the whole thing plus most sides in 6.5hrs including leisurely lunch and short breaks. We are reasonably fit.

Good walk and not very strenuous.

3 months ago

Nice easy walk with changing scenery and stunning views. Slippery when wet but no steep inclines or descents. A good circuit.

3 months ago

This trail has beautiful views but it is not 16.6km as indicated here. The official sign at Lamington National Park states Ships Stern as 19km but my GPS said it was more than 20km. Lots of big fallen trees so be prepared to climb and pull yourself up over them. Scary bits up high on the trail but worth it for the views.

sensational walk

Hiked this track with my son... took us 5hrs and 45 mins. Its one of the most amazing tracks ... it takes you past a waterfall and the climb is just as amazing as walking the bottom. When you get to the ships stern it is the most amazing sight yet!!

Loved every minute of it!!


I did this walk unexpected,
It was an amazing walk.
Absolutely beautiful when you reach the bottom. Would be a great little spot in summer.
Allow your self and hour up and down.

Awesome walk, beautiful weather, perfect day

6 months ago

A beautiful hike, not for those with fear of heights as cliff edges are a bit hair raising. Took us 9 hours, although we took our time and had two breaks and detoured to view both lower and upper Ballunjui Falls. Beautiful. Was a couple of leeches and tics. Do watch out for snakes. But highly recommend!

Nice hike, Heath is beautiful! Can be hot in summer!

Wow! Absolutely beautiful heathlands plus spectacular views! Check weather though because you wouldn’t want to be caught out there in a storm!

This track has been closed for some time due to extensive damage from tropical cyclone Debbie. It’s advised to check with Qld Parks and Wildlife first. (8/1/18)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

This is a wonderful walk through the classic Gold Coast hinterland. Great caves on the cliff face. When we were there the waterfall was creating an incredible rainbow across the whole valley. Never seen anything like it !!! Try the home made pies at the binna burra tea house afterwards!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

My most fav trail. I recommend if your doing in summer take lots of water. The top end can get very warm and the long grass makes it very dry and a snake haven. So be cautious when walking this area. I wouldn't say it's a difficult trek but does take 4-5 hours with a good stop for lunch. Starting early morning is recommended to be able to enjoy all the gorgeous views along the way. Take a camera. Not recommend for kids as there are some dangerous cliff edges and I wouldn't want mine there. But most of the trail is easy to walk. Only a few km of up hill. He rest is reasonably moderate.

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