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.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?


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 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. 



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

As stated earlier, it's NOT a true circuit. Started at the information kiosk (which was closed). Walked all the way until we got to the road. Left turn and then walked along the road back to the car (there's a short cut through the bush near the end which is signposted). Saw a wallaby and a bush turkey.
The caves were great and the view was spectacular. The first two kilometres are best.

OzCrayfish on 18 Apr, 2016

Gorgeous walk

Jodie on 2 Apr, 2016

Nice short walk. Nothing too hard, some nice highlights are the caves and the path through the rock. Did the Gwongoorool pool after this then walked up the road back to the lodge to finish.

Zerpy on 21 Feb, 2016

Great walk- amazing views and caves were great. Beware of snakes.

Annie on 16 Feb, 2016

An easy walk to do if you just have a short time to visit the area.

Megs on 4 Feb, 2016

Great walk. Plan on taking my girls this weekend.

Rayna on 24 Aug, 2015

The caves in the middle of the trail are very impressive and well worth the walk. We did this walk twice while staying at the lodge and if you park there, would suggest that once you get to the caves and collins seat, turn back and return on the same path. It's a much nicer walk back to the lodge through the rainforest than up the road for a couple of km's back to the lodge.

scarby on 24 Aug, 2015

was a beautiful afternoon walk

Nadiya on 21 Jun, 2015

Impressive overhang. Really huge! Good track. We used this track to return to our car after walking the Lower Belbird circuit rather than walking all the way on the road. It had been raining so some parts of the track were a bit muddy.

Ian and Sue on 26 Mar, 2015

Awesome short walk! The caves are fantastic, and we were lucky enough to meet a koala hanging out on the track. :D The little guy promptly scaled a tree when we approached, but stayed within sight until we wandered off. As another commenter mentioned, the circuit starts and ends at different points - one end is at the Information Centre, the other a little higher up at the same carpark that Bellbird comes out at.

Anonymous on Feb, 2015

Nice walk, we started at the Ranger Station and thought we'd end up where we started as it is a 'circuit' however we ended up near the campground and luckily had a downhill jog to our car. Nice set of overhanging caves, beautiful lookout on the way.
Saw a baby goanna and a red bellied black snake which got the adrenalin going. Stomped our feet the rest of the way :)
Fun short walk!

Alice on 16 Nov, 2014

One of the rare examples of a throughflow erosion cave at the transition boundary of two rock types in SEQ. Utterly spectacular. The views into the Coomera valley and the engineered path are both worth the steps and the zig-zagging.

Viking on 8 Jun, 2014

Was a very neat walk underneath the "caves" which to me were more of an overhang. Was lovely to walk through the rainforest as always. Saw some wildlife including some Pademelons. Nice and easy for the family.

Roxy on 9 Apr, 2014

Nice Walk through very picturesque Rain Forest. The walking hole bored through the mountain is a highlight, and reveal's a great photo opportunity once passed through.

DrummerJeff on 16 Mar, 2014

A very easy walk - pretty scenery.

Catherine on 17 Aug, 2013

Surprisingly interesting, this circuit is not difficult. The caves are quite unusual and not at all what I expected.

Grumps on Jul, 2013

Really cool caves... more like overhangs. nice day though.

mkemp28 on 8 Mar, 2013


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