Caves Circuit

Binna Burra

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.

Lookouts
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
800m
Maximum Elevation
150m
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

Maps

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/pdf/lamington-binna-burra-map.pdf

Route/Trail notes

I personally haven't seen a koala there in 15 years. Start this walk from the Binna Burra Lodge entrance. It saves having to walk up such a steep climb on the way back. The walk up along the road is an easier climb. I have walked both ways and coming back to the Lodge via the road is 7mins quicker and easier on your body rather than coming from the infomation centre along the track.

Permits/Costs

Permits required for back country camping, Costs involved at staying at Binna Burra Lodge, and the Binna Burra campsite as well. (I would personally try the campsite and get the full experience)

Other References

The Information Centre has many good titles on the area.

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/about.html#Caves_circuit 

 

Comments

So beautiful and worth the pain

Suzanne on 18 Aug, 2019

We saw 3 koalas today. Lucky us! Did this walk with my two kids and others. They loved it. It is not quite a circuit .

Natasha on 18 Aug, 2019

Good one

Olga on 11 Aug, 2019

Very stress free walk with some beautiful clear spots for taking pics of the valley and mountains. Part of the walk is on the road which is a bit sketchy in terms of traffic, but on the bright side, we saw a koala right next to the rd of all places lol

Deano on 26 Jul, 2019

Pleasant walking - either clockwise or anti-clockwise. In fact, a good option is to walk from the Information Centre to the lodge, have a coffee, then take the hike in reverse back down to the information centre.

Bruce on 13 Jul, 2019

Great views and some interesting trees along the way. Very easy walk, although can be quite muddy when wet.

Mkos on 10 Jul, 2019

Really beautiful rainforest walk and easy to navigate. There are some pretty breathtaking views around the middle of the walk where you can see right through the valley. The caves were fun too. :)

Jane Mousley on 21 Jun, 2019

Enjoyed this one, Cave was decent size. Started at the Binna Burra end and finished at the info center. Had to walk back to car about 1.5kms back up the road, which can hairy given the narrow road and volume of cars. Views from the top on the way out ( info center side) are wonderfull.

LP on 9 Jun, 2019

Great walk with spectacular views, interesting caves, and a well-maintained track.

Mark & Marina on 2 Jun, 2019

verry interesting the caves where visually exciting and the work done to creat a track throught the caves impressive

Jamie Johnston on 23 Feb, 2019

Nice easy walk. Started from the lower information centre car park and ended up at the lodge. You can either start from the top of the bottom but have to do the return leg via the load (which does give you a few views of egg rock). Overall a nice easy hike, good for beginners as well as people with kids. Caves are quite beautiful and view nice views of the valley below as well.

Ashwin on 13 Jan, 2019

We did this track with our 7 and 9 year olds, and it was a really enjoyable walk. Plenty of things to keep the kids interested along the way - so many beautiful views, such a variety of different vegetation (mind the Gympie Gympie), we heard a Green Cat Bird, saw a pademelon, spotted plenty of skinks and butterflies, AND of course, the caves. We walked from the Information Centre and finished at the Lodge, then walked down the road to the car. It took us 2 hours with plenty of stops along the way for the kids.

Sarah on 4 Jan, 2019

Nice walk, lots of wildlife, land mullets, python, gonna and a few wallabies and bush turkeys.

Allan on 1 Jan, 2019

The cave was amazing , best to had a family walking.

Penny on 22 Dec, 2018

Very cool caves! lots of land mullets and heard a bowerbird performance or possibly juvenile male practicing

Anonymous on 11 Jan, 2017

A lovely walk. I parked up the hill and walked down the road to the trail head. I started very early, so there wasn't a lot of cars on the road.

NOTE: This track was extensively damaged by Ex-TC Debbie and as at 25/07/17, the Department of National Parks, Sports and Racing are stating: "Caves circuit. Note: A long term closure will apply to the Caves circuit due to a significant landslide."
https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/15104.html

kerfuffle on 4 Dec, 2016

its a level 4 walk most kids will be able to walk it and has plenty of rest stops for them. Be aware that it is on a cliff face so strict guiding for small children is needed but all in all a beautiful, peaceful and pleasurable walk with lots to see as we seen a rock wallaby and a goanna plus wild raspberrys to pick on the way. Also there were alot bees and paper wasps so if allergic bee careful.

Ashe on 8 Oct, 2016

After completing Dave's Creek Circuit earlier in the morning, we walked down the main road to the bottom entrance of Caves Circuit and followed this great short walk to the top. There's a great diversity of views, vegetation and birds along this track, and we highly recommend it.

Russell on 2 Oct, 2016

If you are starting from Binna Burea Lodge, add the Gwongoorool pool track on to the end of this one. When you get to the Information Center, cross the road to the other side. Just behind the 40kph sign is a 300m short cut track that cuts out some of the road walking to return to the Lodge.

Riggergirl on 10 Aug, 2016

Beautiful walk, and nice and cool to escape the heat of the day

Alex van de Velde on 14 May, 2016

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