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Rainforest Return - Green Mountains
30 Minutes / 1.4 Kilometres


This short walk in Lamington National Park (part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area) follows the Border Track from Green Mountains (O'Reilly's) through rainforest for 700 metres. The large boulders just past the track entrance are a good example of how exposed basalt eventually decomposes by a weathering process (exfoliation) into spherical boulder shapes. This walk offers excellent bird watching opportunities - watch for yellow-throated scrub wrens and log runners among the leaf litter.

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Return the same way to the Green Mountains picnic area. The Border Track continues on towards Binna Burra.

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Boulder held in by roots, Border track, Green Mountains
Boulder held in by roots, Border track, Green Mountains

Journey Details

Duration30 MinutesItinerary TypeLand
Distance1.4 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Suitable for families with young children


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Walking
  • Self-Guided

Rainforest Return - Green Mountains Full Itinerary

Rainforest return walk - Green Mountains

The Rainforest Return track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Visit the web site for track details and closure information.

Route Details

Duration: 30 Mins
Distance: 1.4 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Return

  • Flora/Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife

Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2
Other Information
Children: Children are welcome. Keep to the track.

Other Information

Yes. Children are welcome. Keep to the track.

Visit our Driving Safety and Advice page for more information or the RACQ website for the latest road conditions.