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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Springbrook, Gold Coast Area

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13 7468
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Description

Discover beauty, mystery and history along the 54 kilometre Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk linking the species-rich, Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area of Lamington and Springbrook plateaus via the scenic Numinbah Valley. Walk through the ancient volcanic landscape of the Tweed Volcano, which is still being eroded by rushing streams and plummeting waterfalls, through lush rainforest with relicts of Gondwana flora and fauna.

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Choose to stroll a short section over a few hours, join a guided tour or for the more adventurous you can hike the full trail. The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk links Green Mountains (Lamington National Park) to the Springbrook Plateau, via Binna Burra and the Numinbah Valley.

The walk offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences: where else in Queensland can you walk along the rim of an ancient volcano? As you meander through the ancient rainforests you'll view stunning vistas from numerous lookouts, unique wildlife and splashing waterfalls.

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About the Walk

55 kms
3 days
Multi-Day Walk
Moderate
One way
The walk can be walked in either direction. Most people start at O'Reilly's, in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, and commence along the well-known 'Border Track' towards Binna Burra.
After traversing the Numinbah Valley, passing Woonoongoora walkers camp and Apple Tree Park, the walk finishes at Purling Brook Falls and The Settlement campsite. Alternatively, commence your walk here and finish at O'Reilly's.

Walk Highlights

  • Discover beauty, mystery and history along the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk linking the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area of Lamington and Springbrook plateaus via the scenic Numinbah Valley.
  • Walk through the ancient volcanic landscape of the Tweed Volcano, which is still being eroded by rushing streams and plummeting waterfalls, through lush rainforest with relicts of Gondwana flora and fauna.
  • The walk offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences — where else in Queensland can you walk along the rim of an ancient volcano?
  • Numerous waterfalls and scenic vantage points provide spectacular views through the rainforests and over the valleys below.

Walk Hints

The walk can be walked in either direction. Choose to walk one section of the walk in a few hours or a whole day. Or you can walk the entire 54km over 3 days or more. Camping areas are provided along the track or you can stay in nearby guest houses and B&Bs. All accommodation should be booked prior to departure.

Best Time To Go

The best time to walk this Great Walk is between March and October. Both Lamington and Springbrook pleateaus are, on average, 5 degrees cooler than the coast - even in summer.

Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
Discover beauty, mystery and history along the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk linking the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area of Lamington and Springbrook plateaus via the scenic Numinbah Valley. Allow three days to complete the 54 kilometres Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. It is recommended that you walk west to east, commencing the walk from Lamington National Park — Green Mountains section (O'Reilly) and ending at The Settlement campground in Springbrook National Park.

The walk is 54 kilometres long, of moderate difficulty and takes approximately three days to complete. The walk can be walked in either direction. Choose to walk one section of the walk in a few hours or a whole day. Or you can walk the entire 54 kilometres over three days or more. Camping areas are provided at Green Mountains section, Lamington National Park, Woonoongoora walkers' camp and The Settlement campground in Springbrook National Park. Walkers need to book at private campgrounds at Binna Burra and along the track or you can stay in nearby guest houses and Bed and Breakfasts.

How To Get There:
Getting to Green Mountains (O'Reilly) — Lamington National Park. From Broadbeach - drive 40 kilometres to Canungra via Nerang and follow the Lamington National Park signs. The 36 kilometres narrow bitumen road is winding and takes at least 50 minutes. The road is unsuitable for caravans.
From Brisbane - drive south on the Pacific Motorway and take the Southport-Nerang exit. Turn right at the lights onto the Beaudesert-Nerang Road and follow this through Nerang. Turn right at a set of lights approximately 7.35 kilometres from Nerang. Follow the road signs to Canungra and the Lamington National Park signs. The 36 kilometres narrow bitumen road is winding and takes at least 50 minutes. The road is unsuitable for caravans. Getting to Binna Burra — Lamington National Park. From Broadbeach - allow 70 minutes. Drive 38 kilometres to Beechmont via Nerang. At Beechmont turn left at the roundabout and follow the road for 10 kilometres to the park. This final section of road is very narrow.

From Brisbane - drive south on the Pacific Motorway and take the Southport-Nerang exit. Turn right at the lights onto the Beaudesert-Nerang Road and follow this through Nerang. Turn right at a set of lights approximately 7.35 kilometres from Nerang and follow the road signs to Canungra. At the T-junction on the Beaudesert-Nerang Road, turn left and follow the signs to Beechmont, located 18 kilometres from Canungra. Turn right at the Beechmont roundabout and follow the road for 10 kilometres to the park. Getting to Springbrook plateau — Springbrook National Park. From Brisbane - drive south on the Pacific Motorway and exit at Mudgeeraba (exit 79), and follow the Gold Coast-Springbrook Road. Springbrook plateau is 29 kilometres from Mudgeeraba. Alternatively, exit the Pacific Motorway at Nerang (exit 69) and follow the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road for 42 kilometres then take the Springbrook turn-off at Pine Creek Road. Turn left off Springbrook Road into Carricks Road and look for the campground signs.
From the Gold Coast - drive north on the Pacific Motorway and exit at Mudgeeraba (exit 80), and follow the Gold Coast-Springbrook Road. Springbrook plateau is 29 kilometres from Mudgeeraba. Alternatively, exit the Pacific Motorway at Nerang (exit 69) and follow the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road for 42 kilometres then take the Springbrook turn-off at Pine Creek Road. This bitumen road is steep and narrow. Turn left off Springbrook Road into Carricks Road and look for the campground signs.


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Lamington National Park
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