Binna Burra

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Walks in Binna Burra

Medium
18 km
7 hrs

Araucaria Lookout

Very Easy
2 km
1 hr

Bellbird Lookout

This track branches off the Ships Stern circuit and descends through rainforest and open forest before emerging suddenly at Bellbird lookout—a natural lookout (with no handrails) above a very high, sheer cliff. Please keep children under close supervision and keep well away from the cliff edge.

The land around this lookout and most of the track is not part of the national park—it belongs to Binna Burra Mountain Lodge. For enquiries, please contact Binna Burra Mountain Lodge on (07) 5533 3622.

From here you get an excellent view of Ships Stern, Turtle Rock, Egg Rock (Kurraragin) and Numinbah Valley—all remnants of what millions of years of erosion, landslides and weathering have created.

Hoop pines Araucaria cunninghamii can be seen from the lookout, growing on the exposed northern slopes. Harvesting of hoop pine and red cedar Toona ciliata led to the initial European settlement and ultimately the clearing of Numinbah Valley for agriculture.

Hard
22 km
7 hrs

Border Track

Medium
5.2 km
90 mins

Caves Circuit

From the information centre, this interesting track winds up through open forest and rainforest to emerge on the road opposite the ship's Stern track entrance. It provides excellent views into the Coomera Valley and passes a large red cedar and fine specimens of other rainforest tree species. A range of volcanic rock types and formations can be observed. Koalas are often seen in open forest area along the walk. Take care when walking down the bitumen road to return to the start of the circuit, especially on weeekends when traffic is heavy. A self guiding brochure for this circuit is available at the information centre, Lamington Teahouse and at Binna Burra Lodge.

Hard
18 km
8 hrs

Coomera Circuit

This track showsoff some of Binna Burras best assets and is one of the prettiest walks in this section of the park. The waterfalls are at their best after rain. The track does cross over the Coomera River several times and crossings can become tricky if water levels are high.

Very Hard
15 km
10 hrs

Coomera Gorge

A hard offtrack footslog up the Coomera river from Gwongoorool Pool.

Easy
12 km
4 hrs

Daves Creek Circuit

The track starts on the Border track and then branches off and follows the Ships Stern circuit track before branching off again. Well sign posted, good tracks and some good views from the Numinbah lookout. There is also a small cave side track that is sign posted. On the way back don't miss "Surprise Rock".

Medium
6 km
2.5 hrs

Gwongoorool Rock Pools

This track branches off the Illinbah circuit and descends through open forest and rainforest to Gwongoorool Pool on the Coomera River. Return via same track. (Illinbah circuit commences at the car park near the information centre).

Hard
17 km
6.5 hrs

Illinbah Circuit

This track explores the lower reaches of the Coomera River. And there are many river crossings. The track may change slightly after heavy rains.

Hard
22 km
8 hrs

Mt Merino

The 1160m summit of Mt Merino is halfway between Binna Burra and Green Mountains and can be visited on a day walk.