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Tooloona Creek circuit
Map of Tooloona Creek circuit
Green Mountains section, Lamington National Park
Canungra
Queensland 4275 Australia

Tooloona Creek circuit
Canungra, Scenic Rim Area

Free Entry

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

Description

The Tooloona Creek circuit combines the very best that Lamington National Park has to offer - scenic waterfalls, boulder-strewn creeks, tall rainforests, gnarled Antarctic beech trees and views over Byron Bay and the World-Heritage listed rainforests of Queensland and New South Wales.

The track branches from the Box Forest circuit near Elabana Falls. From here, walk up beside Toolona Creek to a gorge and past its headwaters to emerge on the Border Track near Wanungara Lookout. See Chalahn and Tooloona Falls and a myriad of cascades along the way. Enjoy cameo views through the trees over the coast and border ranges before returning along the Border Track to Green Mountains.

About the Walk

17.4 kilometres
6 hours
Full Day Walk
Moderate
Circuit
This circuit leads off the main Border track. Starting from the top end of the Green Mountains car park, follow the border track for 1.7 kilometres to reach the beginning of this circuit.

Walk Highlights

Walk Hints

Moss-covered rocks can be very slippery when wet, so avoid this walk in wet weather as the track can become very boggy and creek crossings can be hazardous after rain.

Be aware of leeches in summer, particularly after rain.

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

The Tooloona Creek circuit features the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, fern-filled gullies, creek crossing, shady gorges and spectacular waterfalls. The Toolona Creek circuit branches from the Box Forest circuit near Elabana Falls, then continues beside Toolona Creek, up through a gorge, and past its headwaters to emerge on the Border Track near Wanungara lookout. The return trip via the Border Track passes Mount Bithongabel.

The circuit is 17.4 kilometres long with a moderate degree of difficulty and should take approximately six hours to complete. Moss-covered rocks can be very slippery when wet, so avoid this walk in wet weather as the track can become very boggy and creek crossings can be hazardous after rain. Be aware of leeches in summer, particularly after rain.

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.


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