Mount Hobwee Circuit is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. This stunning 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.... more
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 Mount Hobwee circuit is reached by following the Border Track out through subtropical and temperate rainforest. A turn off to the left leads to any of Araucaria Lookout, Mount Hobwee or Wagawn.
The track winds up Mount Hobwee passing the Araucaria Lookout track on the left, through abundant stands of Helmholtzia lilies. After the departure of the Wagawn track the Mount Hobwee track winds back to the northern side of the mountain to a junction with the circuit track that joins with the Border Track.... less
Be aware of leeches in summer, particularly after rain. The weather can change quickly so bring wet-weather gear and warm clothing.
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.
The Mount Howbee circuit features magnificent views, sub-tropical rainforest, Antarctic Beech and the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. After leaving the Border Track 5.4 kilometres from Binna Burra, this circuit winds through rainforest to the summit of Mount Hobwee (1163 metres). Much of the forest near the summit was disturbed by a severe storm in 1983. The circuit rejoins the Border Track for the return to the Binna Burra carpark.
The circuit is 18.2 kilometres with an easy to moderate degree of difficulty and should take approximately eight hours to complete. Be aware of leeches in summer, particularly after rain. The weather can change quickly so bring wet-weather gear and warm clothing.
How To Get There
Binna Burra is via Beechmont, about 95 kilometres or a 90 minutes drive from Brisbane, or 70 minutes from Broadbeach, about 38 kilometres to Beechmont via Nerang. From the north, take Pacific Motorway exit 34 and route 92 to Tamborine, and route 90 to Canungra then 18 kilometres to Beechmont. From Broadbeach, take the Nerang turn off from the Pacific Highway (exit 71) and follow the signs to Beechmont and Binna Burra. The final section of the 10 kilometres drive is very narrow.
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