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West Canungra Creek Circuit
Canungra, Scenic Rim Area

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

Description

Lamington National Park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. The West Canungra Creek Circuit track descends to "Yerralahla" (blue pool), passing by some large rainforest trees including red cedar, (Toona ciliata), and then follows the creek for most of its length, crossing it several times.

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The track exits via the Box Forest circuit. Fossilised ancestors of this species from over 20 million years ago have been found in the World Heritage listed Australian Fossil Mammal Sites in Riversleigh.

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About the Walk

13.9 kilometres
5.5 hours
Full Day Walk
Moderate
Circuit
The track branches off the Border Track.

Walk Highlights

  • Subtropical rainforest
  • Creeks crossings

Walk Hints

This track requires a high degree of fitness and experience.

Creek crossings may be difficult to navigate and the trail might not be obvious in places. Take particular care at creek crossings, especially after rain.

Check track conditions with a Ranger before you leave.

Best Time To Go

The altitude of Lamington National Park provides a great escape from the Summer heat, although winter walkers are rewarded with clear views and a lesened chance of rain and leeches.

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

Further Details:
The West Canungra Creek circuit features a sub-tropical rainforest, creeks crossings and Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. This circuit track descends to "Yerralahla" (blue pool) and then follows the creek for most of its length, crossing it several times. The circuit track exits via the Box Forest circuit.
The circuit is 13.9 kilometres long with a moderate degree of difficulty and should take approximately five and a half hours to complete. This track requires a high degree of fitness and experience. Creek crossings may be difficult to navigate and the trail might not be obvious in places. Take particular care at creek crossings, especially after rain. Check track conditions with a Ranger or visit www.derm.qld.gov.au for park alerts. Eels inhabit the West Canungra Creek. They bite when threatened and injuries have occurred.

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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West Canungra Creek Circuit - Print Brochure
Map of West Canungra Creek Circuit
Green Mountains section, Lamington National Park
Canungra
Queensland 4275 Australia

Contact Details

13 7468

 

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