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Python Rock
Map of Python Rock
Lamington National Park
Green Mountains section
Canungra
Queensland 4275 Australia

Python Rock
Canungra, Scenic Rim Area

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

Description

This track in the Green Mountains section of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park passes through a closed rainforest community into an open eucalypt forest to the lookout over Morans Falls, Castle Crag, Mount Throakban and the Lost World.

The booyongs and figs near the West Cliff turn-off and the large New England Blackbutt are impressive.

About the Walk

3.2 kilometres
1 hour
Short Walk
Easy
Return
This track begins on the left hand side of the road, 800 metres down from the QPWS information centre.

Walk Highlights

Walk Hints

Be aware of leeches in summer, particularly after rain.

The track has even grades and is suitable to those confined to wheelchairs with assistance.

Best Time To Go

Visitors familiar with Lamington National Park tend to appreciate walking in winter as the fine weather makes views less hazy, rain is usually minimal and leeches uncommon.

Property Details

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

General Comments

Visitors familiar with Lamington National Park tend to appreciate walking in winter as the fine weather makes views less hazy, rain is usually minimal and leeches uncommon. Features of the Python Rock Track include: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area; Booyong Trees; views of waterfalls; tall open forest and sub-tropical rainforest. This track leaves the Lamington National Park Road 800 metres downhill from the information centre. Python Rock lookout provides views of Morans Falls, Castle Crag and Lost World.

The Python Rock Track is approximately 3.2 kilometres long and takes about one hour to traverse. The track has an easy classification. Be aware of leeches in summer, particularly after rain. The track has even grades and is suitable to those confined to wheelchairs with assistance. Some parking is available at the track entrance.

How To Get There

From Broadbeach, drive 40 kilometres to Canungra via Nerang and follow the signs to Green Mountains and O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. From the north, take Pacific Motorway Exit 34 to Beenleigh, route 92 to Tamborine, and route 90 to Canungra and follow the signs. The 36 kilometres winding and often narrow bitumen road from Canungra requires care and takes at least 50 minutes. This road is unsuitable for caravans.


Free Entry


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