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Daves Creek Circuit, Lamington National Park
4 Hours  / 12 Kilometres


The Daves Creek circuit offers a fascinating variety of forest and heath. To access, branch off the Border Track 2.3 kilometres from the park entrance and descend through the head of Nixon Creek Valley out into Daves Creek country. The track passes through several distinctive vegetation types: warm and cool subtropical rainforest along the Border Track; warm temperate rainforest containing many examples of ancient angiosperms such as coachwood (Ceratopetalum apetalum) in Nixon Creek's headwaters; and wet sclerophyll forest with giant New England ash (Eucalyptus campanulata) around the track intersection to the Ships Stern circuit.

Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park

Journey Details

Duration4 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance12 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for experienced bushwalkers


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Walking
  • Self-Guided

Daves Creek Circuit, Lamington National Park Full Itinerary

Daves Creek circuit, Lamington National Park

The Daves Creek circuit is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS). Please see 'Park alerts' on the department's website for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Route Details

Duration: 4 Hrs 
Distance: 12 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Return

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

Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 4

Other Information

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