Coomera Gorge

Binna Burra

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

Getting there

Start from the information centre at Binna Burra use the Gwongoorool Pool Walk.

Maps

Hema Lamington National Park map

Route/Trail notes

Follow the path for Gwongoorool Pool and after about 100m from the junction with Illinbah Circuit, look for an old footpath on your left through a small gully. Keep following this gully in a south easterly direction, the path fades and comes back depending on its usage. after about 1km  you reach a remarkable strangler fig, you can either bash through the scunge or follow a trail high on the bank. Long pants and gloves are a pretty good idea! Cross over a dry gully and follow down a steep bank to the river. I marked this point and the strangler fig which I then removed on the way out, this been the only navigational difficulty I faced. I then rock hopped crossing the river at frequent intervals heading upstream to the Gorge. After passing a landslip and a narrowing of the gorge there was a 3-4m cascade that was easiest climbed on the right. After this the falls were about 30min ahead. The return trip simply retraces your steps. I found that it took 4 and half hrs there and 3 and half back. he hike up from Gwongoorool pool was very tiring.  

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

Take A Wallk in South-East Queensland. John and Lyn Daly

Comments

Great conditions at the moment. Less slippery but falls pumping!!. Very happy with the pictures,

mitchell foye on 15 Jul, 2019

Great...via mystery track, that gets steep...

drewmac on 17 Dec, 2017

Did this via the Mystery Trail rather than via Gwongoorool Pool. Adds an extra dimension. to be sure.

Shaun Johnston on 1 Nov, 2015

Lots of rock hopping, 8 hours car to car. you're feet are going to get wet at some stage, just walk through the water rather than attempt to fret out drier crossings. The submerged rocks are less slippery , and so a bit safer.

B_T on Mar, 2014

Poles may be useful, I broke my hand falling in the creek. The falls at the end are spectacular

B_T on 2013

Walked the gorge after alot of rain, while the creek was down the rocks are super slippery which made hopping EXTREMELY difficult and added another 1.5 hours to the track notes by J&L Daly. Beware snakes are very prevalent and if rock hopping could be easily stood on. The Strangler Fig mentioned by Daly I found hard to distinguish and almost missed the Gwongoolrool Pool track. Very worthwhile hike.

Curt Lee on 4 Jan, 2011

A hard footslog, I would not recommend this walk after rain or even if there is a hint of rain in the offering! But well worth the effort.

Laurence Hallam on 27 Jun, 2010

Been meaning to return to this hike for years...beautiful hike - take your camera!

klettersteig on Nov, 2001

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