Coomera Circuit (clockwise)

Lamington National Park
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This track is Binna Burra's best waterfall walk and includes the incredible Coomera Gorge and Falls. The waterfalls are at their best after rain, but the track does cross over the Coomera River several times and crossings can become tricky if water levels are high. Most people seem to do this walk in an anticlockwise direction, probably because of the track signage and Qld National Parks recommendations. I prefer walking it clockwise, as it gets a lengthy and not particularly interesting 7km section of the Border Track over and done with early, leaving the most scenic section for the second part of the walk.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest
970m
Maximum Elevation
400m
Total Climb

Getting there

From Nerang, follow the signs to Binna Burra.  The walk begins at the main trailhead near the tearooms.

Maps

Great Walk - Gold Coast Hinterland

Route/Trail notes

About 2km along the Border Track, several paths branch in different directions.  To the right is the track to Tullawallal, then straight ahead is a sign that says "Coomera Circuit".  Following this means you will do the circuit in an anticlockwise direction.  Instead, veer left, following the Border Track for another 5km, ignoring tracks to Ships Stern/Daves Creek and to Araucaria Lookout/Mt Hobwee, both of which branch off to your left.  About 7km from the start, just after crossing Dragoon Bird Creek, the Coomera Circuit track branches to your right.  The next few kilometres involves following a winding path, with creek and river crossings, passing beautiful small waterfalls (several with great swimming holes).  Eventually you find yourself following a path in a narrow gorge high above the Coomera River on its eastern side, before coming into the Coomera Gorge proper, with the Coomera Falls Lookout.  From the lookout it is about 3.5km up a moderately steep path through very attractive wet sclerophyl forest and rainforest to reach the Border Track again, then it's all downhill back to the carpark!  This track can become hazardous especially after rain. Some areas, especially where the path branches off the Border Track, have numerous exposed roots. The walk can be extended to include the Hobwee Circuit if you also want some more views.

Permits/Costs

No permits necessary

Other References

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GPS Tracks

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Comments

Very pretty creek walk with some interesting creek crossings. Quite long at around 18kms circuit starting at the car park.

Olwyn on 16 Oct, 2021

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