Booyong (Tree Top) Walk
Lamington National Park (Green Mountains)
The shortest, and therefore, most popular, walk in Lamington National Park, perfect for families or those with limited time – featuring suspension bridges that offer a unique perspective of the rainforest.
This heavily trafficked, short walk starts on the wooden boardwalk, slightly up the road from the main trailhead, in the Green Mountains Section of Lamington National Park (directly opposite the O’Reilly’s reception).
The track involves sealed paths and wooden boardwalks that wind through beautiful rainforest, as well as informative signs describing the surrounding flora and fauna.
You then arrive at the tree-top walk, consisting of nine suspension bridges, up to 16 metres above the rainforest floor.
You can also climb the enclosed ladder up a Red Carabeen to a deck 30 metres above the forest floor, with slightly obstructed, but nonetheless pleasant views out to the McPherson Range.
At the end of the suspension bridges, the short side-track to the right to the gardens is recommended. The gardens showcase the wide variety of flora prominent throughout the park.
The Wishing Tree Track makes a nice additional walk to do before or after this walk.
Track: Sealed and well-signed, making it easy to follow. There are hand railings in places, but no stairs, so the track is wheel-chair accessible, however access may be somewhat restricted at the suspension bridges.
Difficulty: The circuit is an easy walk suitable for all fitness types.
Direction: This is an out-and-back track which returns the way it came.
The walk is located in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, at the end of Lamington National Park Road in Canungra, at the location of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, 2 hours drive south of Brisbane.
The circuit starts from the boardwalk across from the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat reception (not to be confused with the main trailhead for the longer walks in the park). If you see the Lamington National Park arch, walk back to the road, turn left and look for the wooden boardwalk.
Parking is ample, however the car park can become extremely busy, especially on weekends.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to complete the walk if wishing to see wildlife (birds, reptiles and pademelons) and makes for great light for photos. The rainforest is also lusher after recent rain.
Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
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