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Best trails in Lamington National Park, Australia

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Looking for a great trail in Lamington National Park, Queensland? AllTrails has 36 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 23 moderate trails in Lamington National Park ranging from 0.8 to 30 miles and from 1,049 to 3,887 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Lamington National Park is located on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range in Queensland. Its landscape consists of mountains with panoramic views, lush rainforests, creeks and waterfalls that are home to many animal including threatened bird species, making it a great place to hike, camp and watch wildlife.

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Map of trails in Lamington National Park, Australia
Park information
Acreage:
50,904 acres
Contact
13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Top trails (36)
#1 - Toolona Creek Circuit
Lamington National Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
This is a great route for the experienced hiker. You'll have a chance to see waterfalls, so going after a rain isn't a bad idea. That being said, the trail can get quite muddy! Allot for 5 - 6 hours for this trek.Show more
#2 - Elabana Falls and Picnic Rock Trail
Lamington National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#3 - Ships Stern, Daves Creek and Border Track Circuit
Lamington National Park
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 6 h 33 m
Please note that this trail and access to Binna Burna road are currently closed due to wildfire. Please see the park website here for more information: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/?id=17235 This route is a nice day trip from Gold Coast. Allot 5 hours for the full loop. Expect some great views. There are some great side trails leading to waterfalls. Park at the last car park and walk back down the road about 300m, the entrance is on your right. Show more
#4 - Coomera Circuit
Lamington National Park
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 6 h 25 m
Starts at Border Walk up the top near the Tea House. Great track with plenty of waterfalls. It is very well marked and the only technical sections are the river crossings, but there are well placed stones at each.Be wary that after rainfall the water may be too high to safely cross. After seeing the falls, you are met with waterfall after waterfall after waterfall, just amazing to see!Show more
#5 - Surprise Rock via Dave's Creek Circuit
Lamington National Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Great walk for the whole family. It offers changing scenery and excellent views. You may even see some wildlife. Be careful going after rain because the trail can get quite slippery.Show more
#6 - Border and Box Forest Circuit
Lamington National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
This is a great track not far from Gold Coast. You'll have a chance to see waterfalls so going after a good rain is ideal. Be prepared for some water crossings. Besides the water crossings, it's a relatively easy walk!Show more
#7 - West Canungra Creek Circuit: Yerralahla Falls and Picnic Rock
Lamington National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
This trail starts at the Green Mountains day-use area, and follows the Border Track for 600m before branching into the West Canungra Creek circuit trail. The circuit descends and meanders into the biodiverse Gondwana rainforest, passes Darraboola Fools and features the tranquil Yerralahla (Blue Pool). Eventually the route joins Box Forest Circuit leading back to the trailhead. It is recommended due to the gradient, to walk this trail in a clockwise direction only as indicated. Take care when crossing the creeks as these can be difficult to navigate after rain where the track may disappear - look for the orange directional arrows at these crossings. On West Canungra Creek eels inhabit the area and can also bite when threatened so be aware of your surroundings.Show more
#8 - Caves Circuit
Lamington National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Please note: This trail is partially closed due due to damage of a wildfire. For updates: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/about.html#Caves_circuit A nice circuit walk starting from Binna Burra lodge. Either way is good, though heading down the road first means it only gets better from there... Slowly makes it's way back up to the lodge which is not strenous. Passes lookouts over the coomera river, large overhangs (not caves as such) and a number of microclimates and geological features. There are spectacular ephephytes and examples of opportunistic plants after opened canopies.Show more
#9 - Green Mountains: Main Border Track and Albert River Circuit Loop
Lamington National Park
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 6 h 30 m
Albert River runs off the main border track. Very private hike with hardly any other hikers to be seen. Tracks run along the river with lots of waterfalls. Really enjoyed this one as a solo hike. Track is reasonably easy to spot.Show more
#10 - Morans Falls
Lamington National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
This is an excellent track not far from the city. On the easier side of moderate, this trail is great for the whole family. On a nice weekend day this track can get quite crowded, so arrive early! UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gondwana Rainforests in the South East region of Queensland, Australia.Show more
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