Mt Hobwee Circuit

Binna Burra

A moderate difficulty walk in Lamington National Park from Binna Burra to Mt Hobwee summit with a length of 18.2 km return. After leaving the Border Track 5.4km from Binna Burra, this circuit winds through rainforest to the summit of Mount Hobwee (1163m). The circuit rejoins the Border Track for the return to the Binna Burra car park.

Lookouts
Bird Watching
Rainforest
1163m
Maximum Elevation
600m
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Binna Burra. 

Maps

Lamington National Park 1:35,000

Route/Trail notes

Walk along the Border Track from Binna Burra for 5.4km, then branch off on the Mt Hobwee curcuit. The track is well sign-posted. The Mt Hobwee section passes through picturesque rainforest, and the mist-shrouded summit section winds through a remnant Antarctic Beech forest that was damaged during a cyclone in 1983. Descend the summit to rejoin the Border track for the return to Binna Burra. Track is well formed, but can be muddy and overgrown in sections. 

Permits/Costs

No permit required. Free.

Other References

https://findapark.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/mount-hobwee-circuit-track

Notes for Coomera Circuit + Hobwee Circuit: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2016/09/05/binna-burra-lamington/

Comments

boring

Olga on 10 Aug, 2019

Set out with my walking friend at 9am. Walked along the Border track until we found the Mt Hobwee Circuit. We kept a good pace and reached the summit at noon. Every time we wanted to stop for a sip of water and then carried on about 20-30 meters ahead there was a way better spot. We had lots of laughs about this along the way. We had a nice break and look at the view at the summit while having a snack and a sip of water. We decided to go back down to the round rock & view to have lunch. After lunch headed back down the switchbacks and on the second half of the circuit. Ran into some very overgrown, but still recognisable trail until we got to the Coomera Circuit. We looked at the sign, and then the time 3pm and decided to go back via this way to finish off our hike. The fauna started changing almost immediately and the air got a bit more damp, we crossed over the water many times and saw many beautiful waterfalls along the way. The view from the Coomera Lookout was absolutely amazing. But, by this time it was 3:30 - I started to think we may not make it back to the car before dark. We continued on our walk and made it back to the main track with 2.1 miles to go. The sun was down and it was starting to get dark, but we picked up the pace a little and made it back to the car. All in all, we walked 8.5 hours and a total of 25 km. I definitely remember this walk, such a good day out.

Roxy on 20 May, 2018

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