Lamington National Park (Binna Burra)
Allow 7 hrs
Elevation gain (m):
Max. elevation (m):
Moderate (Grade 4)
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A walk with classic Binna Burra scenery, trekking along the top of the Coomera Gorge and alongside the Coomera river, with multiple creek crossings, countless amazing waterfalls and a number of lookouts.
This moderately trafficked walk starts from the upper carpark trailhead of the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, at the very end of Binna Burra Road.
The well-marked trail begins along the Border Track, before branching off and following signs for Coomera Circuit.
The walk features numerous waterfalls, including the 64m Coomera Falls and the 150m Yarrabilgong Falls, which are viewed from above from a constructed lookout.
There is also Bahnamboola Falls, Nahnangboola Falls, Kagoonya Falls, Gwongarragong Falls, Chigigunya Falls, Neerigomindalala Falls and Goorawa Falls, as well as Moolgoolong Cascades.
There are also numerous unnamed falls that trickle into the gorge on the opposite side to the path shortly after the main lookout platform.
The walk starts in typical Border Track rainforest, before skirting along the top of the gorge where the flora undergoes a number of changes.
There is a rocky outcrop to the right with views into the gorge, shortly before arriving at the lookout over Coomera and Yarrabilgong Falls.
The track then hugs Coomera Creek for much of the middle section, with several creek crossings to be navigated, including numerous creeks that intersect with Coomera Creek.
All of the side-tracks to the waterfalls are short, well-signed and very much worth the extra little effort – this track is a waterfall lover’s dream.
The circuit returns along a longer section of the Border Track, with a number of typically drier creek crossings and the Joalah Lookout, which offers stunning views into the Woggunba Valley.
Track: Graded and relatively well-signed, making it easy to follow. The descent and ascent into and out of the forest is via a number of gradual switchbacks.
Difficulty: The length and elevation gain of this track earn it hard rating. The ascent is gradual, and the numerous waterfalls and lookouts allow plenty of breaks. Care should be taken at creek crossings as they involve large boulders which can be slippery, especially after rain.
Direction: While the track can be completed in either direction, it is recommended to do the track anti-clockwise in order to get to the waterfalls sooner.
The walk is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, at the very end of Binna Burra Road in Binna Burra, 1.5 hours drive south of Brisbane.
The walk starts from the upper car park trailhead, at the very end of the car park, near the Binna Burra Tea House.
Parking is ample.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
Given the time required to complete the walk it is advised to start early.
Like all walks involving waterfalls, they are best done after recent rain, however, be sure to check the Queensland Parks website for updates regarding flooding and track closures, especially given the numerous creek crossings on this track.
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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