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The Box Forest Track leaves the Picnic Rock track 2.7 km from the entrance and is a most rewarding circuit walk. The track winds down through stands of Brush Box and Piccabeen Palms, to the lush sub-tropical rainforest along Canungra Creek. Pepper Vines cling to tall trees that often support spectacular tree gardens.

Turn right at the next track junction. During wet times, you will have to wade through the water when crossing above Wajinya Falls. The track continues near the top of the falls on the other side. Darragumai Falls and Picnic Rock are considered good lunch spots. Don't miss Box Log and Elabana Falls on the way home.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Bird Watching
Rainforest
876m
Maximum Elevation
378m
Total Climb

Getting there

The Trail branches from the Border Track which starts from opposite O'Reilly's resort.

Maps

The National Parks Office above the car park on the left hands out some paper maps for free, the kiosk (right) sells Topos for $12.

Route/Trail notes

Well signed

Permits/Costs

No costs.

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

Comments

What a fabulous track. Certainly up there in my top 10. It's mostly flat, only very gentle grades. The Box Circuit part is simply amazing. We walked the circuit clockwise. The Box Brush trees are enormous. The walk up the creek has many beautiful waterfalls.

Vaughan on 22 Aug, 2021

Great walk!

Nic on 13 Feb, 2021

2nd time round this beautiful track.

Sally on 1 Jan, 2021

Walked this in the rain today-- suuper lush, really puts the rain in rainforest. Pretty quiet, only saw maybe 4 other people on the entire circuit. Some leeches here and there but nothing too major! Just don't pee in the bushes like me or you'll feel weird and squirmy for the rest of the walk 😬

🌼💐 Currently in bloom: Stream lillies were super cute, heapsssssssss of fungi friends, and an endangered dorrigo waratah!!

RB-98 on 12 Dec, 2020

Good easy walk that took about 3 hours to do (including short break for lunch). The receptionist at the gift store gave me some really great pointers about the trail and drew a little map for me to make sure not to get lost.

Tom Luxton on 15 Nov, 2020

Beautiful waterfalls and trees. Did the walk clockwise. Saw 2 snakes 😬 I think they were red bellied black snakes

Z on 26 Sep, 2020

I was part of a group doing the Toolana Creek CCT walk, however we took a shortcut at one of the switchbacks and ended up on this track by accident. We wandered for about 10km before we realised our mistake, eventually completing the Toolana Creek CCT as planned.

I have left a detailed review on the Toolana Creek CCT page

Remy on 3 Sep, 2020

Fantastic walk with my love, just a tick under 11kms and had amazing waterfalls/rock pools and even a ladder climb that put you up with the tops of trees. Would have to be our fave Hinterland walk so far!

maverick0208 on 19 Aug, 2020

4 hours. Nice walk, especially along the creek. O'Reilly's was absolutely, ridiculously crowded when we returned from our walk at 12.30ish. Getting back down the road was difficult with drivers being impatient and unsafe when trying to deal with the fact that an already narrow road was made more difficult by the number of cars parked in the pull over bays. I absolutely adore Lamington National Park but the crowds are starting to make it unmanageable.

Natalie Noon on 14 Aug, 2020

Lovely work

samkramer on 2 Aug, 2020

Enjoyed this circuit. Heavy rains in previous weeks made for good falls but one quite tricky creek crossing and a bit of muddiness.
An Albert's lyrebird happily went about his business just off the path as we watched for a good 5-10 mins.
Looking forward to returning.

Pi on 27 Jul, 2020

An absolutely misty, green, lush, and gorgeous gem in Lamington NP. A slightly wet day today, which really added to the ambience. Waterfalls were flowing well, but tracks were super muddy! No reports of leeches in our party :)

We thought 4 - 5.5 hours (according to Parks QLD) was a bit much for 10.9 km but you really don't want to rush this one! Especially with climbing over rocks to get to some of the falls, taking photos, etc. If you start after noon and want to take your time, forget it.

RB-98 on 28 Jun, 2020

did this one yesterday,,,i clocked 12.2 klm on my gps and completed it in 3 hours 20 mins with a couple of 10 min breaks...overall this is one of my favourite walks....not overly hard...the uphill is more slopes than stairs...id recommend wear shoes with some grip as the track was a little slippery in places....the walk starts near the toilet block (left hand side of the road opposite the cafe) at Reilly's and after that its well sign posted.

Greg Brady on 23 Jun, 2020

Completed walk clockwise. Amazing waterfalls all the way and lots of photo opportunities. A large fig was fallen over the track near the first falls and we had to scramble up the hill to get around it. Completed on a Friday starting at about 10am. Did not see many other people. We are hammered along and completed it in 3 hours. Very rewarding hike.

Jimcar on 12 Jun, 2020

It was such a beautiful day out today. 2 hours of super scenic drive one way. Started off a return walk of 8km from Box Forest Circuit, then Picnic Rock and then to Elabana falls.
Approximately 4 hours of walk, overly cold(7°C) but we finished the circuit. 👨‍👩‍👦🌴🚶
#nature #bushwalking #scenicdrive #mustdowalk

Menaka Manjesh on 23 May, 2020

We had so much fun on this walk. The waterfalls are still amazing. We were in and out of water, clambering over rocks, gazing in awe at the massive Brush Box Trees. We saw blue crays, a snake (enjoying the sun, luckily he moved off the path) , pademelons, a fairy wren, bush turkeys (ha ha always see bush turkey)

Just a fantastic walk, Even small children can go as far as picnic rock and play in the water.

RosieG on 14 Mar, 2020

Not a hard walk at all but I can imagine in wetter months its being g pretty slippery the waterfalls were amazing there where so many and loads of wildlife along the way

Korina Meagher on 13 Nov, 2019

NPWS rate this walk as a 4, but this really only true of a few kilometres around the creek crossings: the rest is an easy 3. We did this when it was relatively dry, and I can appreciate that it would be bit more challenging in the wet. Also, there are some narrow bits zigzagging up very steep slopes and my partner, who doesn’t cope well with goat tracks, found this a bit stressful. But overall a great walk: some truly breathtaking views and idyllic forest glades. The box trees in particular were magnificent. Absolutely do not miss Elabana Falls.

John G on 22 Aug, 2019

Great half day walk. Packed the lunch and took our time. Did the walk in a clock wise direction setting off shortly after 0930 which got us to Picnic Rock for lunch in the middle of the creek which was great. Lots of waterfalls and despite not having rain for a while there was still plenty of water.

ozsailor on 6 Aug, 2019

2 days after rain. Was still very boggy in some sections. Other than that it was a beautiful walk.

Louisa on 4 Aug, 2019

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