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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.

Lookouts
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
800m
Maximum Elevation
150m
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

Maps

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/pdf/lamington-binna-burra-map.pdf

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/Costs

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.

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/about.html#Caves_circuit 

 

Comments

Wow! Wow! Wow! What an adventure. Make sure you park at the info centre and start the walk there. It's a bit of a brutal 1.5km UP on the side of the road at the end... scenery was SPECTACULAR! I LOVED IT ALL! Even the hills!!

Naomi Bradley on 22 Aug, 2021

A lovely walk. We started at the top carpark then walked down the road to the lower carpark to start the walk. There were no signs saying that you can't walk down the road. It is an easy stroll through the forest to the caves. Exposed in places and a few stinging trees quite close to the track.

Vaughan on 20 Aug, 2021

Lovely walk, park car in Binna Burra and walk downhill to the beginning of the walk 1km away , that way when you are done ,circuit complete, you finish where car is parked.
Very enjoyable walk with stunning views.

Aidan Rice on 29 May, 2021

Lovely cool walk after several days of rain. Some water dripping over the cave overhangs and coursing down parts of the path. We saw a 30cm land mullet, a red bellied black snake and not very many people at all. I was a bit nervous walking down the road but otherwise enjoyed the walk, especially the fine views.

Elaine P. on 7 Apr, 2021

Beautiful. The caves are amazing. Not really a circuit though. You walk back along the main road.

Pony on 5 Jan, 2021

The Route/Trail notes up above are a little confusing.

Search for 'Binna Burra Lodge' on Google Maps. You can start the trail at the Information Centre about 1.5 km before the Lodge. The caves are all at this end of the track. They were impressive, and the rest of the walk was nice, but it was a bit generic for a walk called "the Caves Circuit". It has a fair amount of sun exposure, so take plenty of water in summer.

The road from the Lodge back to the Information Centre is all downhill, I'm not sure why the Route Notes say to finish at the centre and walk back up. In summer at 35 C, I wouldn't want to be walking up that hill after a bushwalk.

Tammy H on 2 Dec, 2020

A nice walk from behind the Information Centre, through the bush and caves (rock tunnel and rock overhang) to the Binna Burra lower carpark (and then back again the same way as you cannot currently walk along the road). The fires have had a real impact on the bush and allow more light in, so the weeds are growing quickly. It was an enjoyable walk but we preferred the nearby Gwongoorool track

Shazlex on 25 Oct, 2020

This walk is amazing, the cave has a large bee hive in it (well out of harm's way) and the views as the track snakes around the head are stunning

Peter Hill on 16 Oct, 2020

Half of this walk is still closed from 2019 fires. Enter from just down the hill of the Tea house. All down hill to the caves which is 1 cave but much bigger than we imagined. Really spectacular and worth the trip. Gorgeous rainforest to enjoy through and a soft path underfoot from all they leaf litter. You currently return the same way you enter. Saw a number of black cockatoos and heard lots of birds. There is a definite line of fire affected bush and then suddenly, no affect at all, quite incredible to see it. Will post a pic but it won't do it justice.

Curry Bunch on 25 Sep, 2020

Beautiful scenery

Kwee Yum Lee on 18 Sep, 2020

Should do. Drive up to the lo action is beautiful as well.

Andy Patel on 25 Aug, 2019

So beautiful and worth the pain

Suzanne on 18 Aug, 2019

We saw 3 koalas today. Lucky us! Did this walk with my two kids and others. They loved it. It is not quite a circuit .

Natasha on 18 Aug, 2019

Good one

Olga on 11 Aug, 2019

Very stress free walk with some beautiful clear spots for taking pics of the valley and mountains. Part of the walk is on the road which is a bit sketchy in terms of traffic, but on the bright side, we saw a koala right next to the rd of all places lol

Deano on 26 Jul, 2019

Pleasant walking - either clockwise or anti-clockwise. In fact, a good option is to walk from the Information Centre to the lodge, have a coffee, then take the hike in reverse back down to the information centre.

Bruce on 13 Jul, 2019

Great views and some interesting trees along the way. Very easy walk, although can be quite muddy when wet.

Mkos on 10 Jul, 2019

Really beautiful rainforest walk and easy to navigate. There are some pretty breathtaking views around the middle of the walk where you can see right through the valley. The caves were fun too. :)

Jane Mousley on 21 Jun, 2019

Enjoyed this one, Cave was decent size. Started at the Binna Burra end and finished at the info center. Had to walk back to car about 1.5kms back up the road, which can hairy given the narrow road and volume of cars. Views from the top on the way out ( info center side) are wonderfull.

LP on 9 Jun, 2019

Great walk with spectacular views, interesting caves, and a well-maintained track.

Mark & Marina on 2 Jun, 2019

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