Bellbird Lookout

Lamington National Park

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.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

From Nerang follow the signs to Binna Burra.  The walk starts at the carpark about 200m before Binna Burra Lodge and Lamington Teahouse Entrance.


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Route/Trail notes

See NPWS info centre 1km before Binna Burra



Other References

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Easy walk. Great for cracking the sunrise over the valley and egg rock. As the sun came into the valley the cockatoos started waking up. Saw a flock of sulphur crested at the bottom and a few big glossy black flying and calling over head. Pretty special.

Mkos on 10 Jul, 2019

Plenty of bird watching along the way

Kcdixon on 12 May, 2019

Plenty of bird watching along the way

Kcdixon on 12 May, 2019

Nice walk plenty of birds

Kcdixon on 12 May, 2019

A lovely walk. There’s been rain so it’s quite muddy in places especially the upper part of the track.

MacDiggity on 5 May, 2019

Short, easy walk to do in the dark with headlamps. Pre sunrise the valley below was misty and magical, then when the sun rose it just got better! We returned via a cliff track that ended down the road from the retreat and walked back up.

rainbowshlee on 29 Apr, 2019

Did this walk early in the morning before doing the ships stern circuit. The views were nice over the ships stern and I heard some bell birds chirping in the bush. It was a gentle, easy walk. Would recommend to anyone else

0zzyDave1234 on 5 Jan, 2019

Nice easy walk with the kids.

samkramer on 23 Jul, 2017

Walked this one this morning. Very gentle stroll with my partner. Sat in the rain at the lookout and hugged a tree. Enormous old knotted tree along the route - climbed a little and found it hollow inside. Wish I was young enough to play inside a tree :)

Bruce on 29 Oct, 2016

Very easy (but no, not wheelchair suitable). The view at the end is rewarding.

Riggergirl on 11 Aug, 2016

Nice walk for a fundraiser event.

ellisa parker on 8 May, 2015

Heard a Green Catbird at the entrance of the walk. Great view of Egg Rock.

rob.bushman on 25 Oct, 2014

Very easy walk, I heard green catbird at the beginning of this walk. Great lookout at the end.

Harry on 25 Oct, 2014

Great view, nice easy walk! Saw some wildlife including some Pademelons.

Roxy on 9 Apr, 2014

A stunning view down to Egg Rock and the Numinbah Valley.

Viking on 26 Nov, 2013

Amazing lookouts around this area

Alun on 7 Jan, 2012

This is a great walk for all ages, thought the lookout is not fenced, so be careful with the kids. The views were excellent today, as the skies were clear and we could see Straddie.

Troy Kasper on 6 Jun, 2010


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