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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.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?


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 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. 



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

Mark & Marina on 2 Jun, 2019

verry interesting the caves where visually exciting and the work done to creat a track throught the caves impressive

Jamie Johnston on 23 Feb, 2019

Nice easy walk. Started from the lower information centre car park and ended up at the lodge. You can either start from the top of the bottom but have to do the return leg via the load (which does give you a few views of egg rock). Overall a nice easy hike, good for beginners as well as people with kids. Caves are quite beautiful and view nice views of the valley below as well.

Ashwin on 13 Jan, 2019

We did this track with our 7 and 9 year olds, and it was a really enjoyable walk. Plenty of things to keep the kids interested along the way - so many beautiful views, such a variety of different vegetation (mind the Gympie Gympie), we heard a Green Cat Bird, saw a pademelon, spotted plenty of skinks and butterflies, AND of course, the caves. We walked from the Information Centre and finished at the Lodge, then walked down the road to the car. It took us 2 hours with plenty of stops along the way for the kids.

Sarah on 4 Jan, 2019

Nice walk, lots of wildlife, land mullets, python, gonna and a few wallabies and bush turkeys.

Allan on 1 Jan, 2019

The cave was amazing , best to had a family walking.

Penny on 22 Dec, 2018

Very cool caves! lots of land mullets and heard a bowerbird performance or possibly juvenile male practicing

Anonymous on 11 Jan, 2017

A lovely walk. I parked up the hill and walked down the road to the trail head. I started very early, so there wasn't a lot of cars on the road.

NOTE: This track was extensively damaged by Ex-TC Debbie and as at 25/07/17, the Department of National Parks, Sports and Racing are stating: "Caves circuit. Note: A long term closure will apply to the Caves circuit due to a significant landslide."

kerfuffle on 4 Dec, 2016

its a level 4 walk most kids will be able to walk it and has plenty of rest stops for them. Be aware that it is on a cliff face so strict guiding for small children is needed but all in all a beautiful, peaceful and pleasurable walk with lots to see as we seen a rock wallaby and a goanna plus wild raspberrys to pick on the way. Also there were alot bees and paper wasps so if allergic bee careful.

Ashe on 8 Oct, 2016

Reasonably easy and interesting walk.

ian parker on 3 Oct, 2016

After completing Dave's Creek Circuit earlier in the morning, we walked down the main road to the bottom entrance of Caves Circuit and followed this great short walk to the top. There's a great diversity of views, vegetation and birds along this track, and we highly recommend it.

Russell on 2 Oct, 2016

If you are starting from Binna Burea Lodge, add the Gwongoorool pool track on to the end of this one. When you get to the Information Center, cross the road to the other side. Just behind the 40kph sign is a 300m short cut track that cuts out some of the road walking to return to the Lodge.

Riggergirl on 10 Aug, 2016

Beautiful walk, and nice and cool to escape the heat of the day

Alex van de Velde on 14 May, 2016

As stated earlier, it's NOT a true circuit. Started at the information kiosk (which was closed). Walked all the way until we got to the road. Left turn and then walked along the road back to the car (there's a short cut through the bush near the end which is signposted). Saw a wallaby and a bush turkey.
The caves were great and the view was spectacular. The first two kilometres are best.

OzCrayfish on 18 Apr, 2016

Gorgeous walk

Jodie on 2 Apr, 2016

Nice short walk. Nothing too hard, some nice highlights are the caves and the path through the rock. Did the Gwongoorool pool after this then walked up the road back to the lodge to finish.

Zerpy on 21 Feb, 2016

Great walk- amazing views and caves were great. Beware of snakes.

Annie on 16 Feb, 2016

An easy walk to do if you just have a short time to visit the area.

Megs on 4 Feb, 2016

Great walk. Plan on taking my girls this weekend.

Rayna on 24 Aug, 2015

The caves in the middle of the trail are very impressive and well worth the walk. We did this walk twice while staying at the lodge and if you park there, would suggest that once you get to the caves and collins seat, turn back and return on the same path. It's a much nicer walk back to the lodge through the rainforest than up the road for a couple of km's back to the lodge.

scarby on 24 Aug, 2015


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