Daves Creek Circuit

Lamington National Park

Starting near the Teahouse at the top car park at Binna Burra, the Dave's Creek Circuit track starts some two kilometres along the Border track and then branches off and follows the Ships Stern circuit track before branching off again. Well sign posted, good tracks and some good views from the Numinbah lookout. There is also a small cave side track that is sign posted - Molongolee Cave - detour right at the sign. On the way back don't miss "Surprise Rock".
There are no steep ascents or descents, a reasonably gentle, undulating track.

No Public Transport
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Follow the signs from Nerang to Binna Burra. The track starts from the carpark near the campsite and cafe.  To access the circuit you must walk down Border Track for 3km.


The information centre 1km before Binna Burra, The Binna Burra Lodge or Campsite have maps available.


Route/Trail notes

 Don't miss climbing Suprise Rock for a great view.  When you see the sign continue along the path about 200m when you see the fork take the path that heads towards the rock.  You will see a short path where you can scramble up the rock.

Other References



3rd time around this circuit. First hike in the rain. Very windy and a bit cold. Conditions just made it more adventurous especially climbing up surprise rock.

ian parker on 3 Sep, 2022

Rainy and wet but a lovely walk nonetheless

Kittykate76 on 6 Feb, 2022

A nice easy hike with plenty of views.

ian parker on 25 Sep, 2021

Really chilled walk. Will do again soon.

Rod Hewins on 22 Sep, 2021

Good walk to do with the kids.

samkramer on 7 Jul, 2021

A pleasant walk and not much elevation so the kids enjoyed it too. Thanks for the tip to join this website Sam

Ben Dyer on 7 Jul, 2021

This turned out to be one of my favourite hikes to date. Loved the change in landscape and variation of vegetation. Was a rainy day with some soft mist which was beautiful, and with very few others on the track, it felt like you were the only person on earth walking among the giant red cedars and lush rainforest as well as the more exposed spaces with stunning views to the surrounding mountains, cliffs and hillsides. No leeches!

Sunnygirl on 30 Jun, 2021

Enjoyed the diversity in different ecosystems and the open mountain areas, fantastic

Jordan Smith on 26 Apr, 2021

An awesome walk with a great range views, forests/vegetation and creeks.
Well worth a look!

Loopy on 18 Apr, 2021

Walked this in the rain today. Nice circuit but with low rain clouds we didn't see that much from the lookouts. Saw a couple of birds and two wallabies of some sort. 4.5 hours all up, with around an hours stop at the lookout for lunch.

If you're a first time visitor opt for the much grander Ship's Stern Circuit, or, as a second option, Coomera Falls Circuit instead.

Owie on 3 Apr, 2021

Loved the walk. It had a few trees down and the track was a small stream for a few parts due to al of the rain recently. The views were amazing and I enjoyed the change in the vegetation too.

Simon Mcdonald on 27 Mar, 2021

Very windy and rainy today! Added a lot of excitement!

Sasha Thiedeke on 15 Mar, 2021

A beautiful tranquil walk. The track is muddy so dont wear your best shoes, it can be a bit slippery in spots. This means the rainforest is lush and the creeks are flowing. There is so much diversity, caves, lookouts, creeks and the animals are out. Took me 2hrs 45 but that is with no stops. Enjoy

SandyAust on 8 Mar, 2021

Very nice morning walk. I loved the change in vegetation to the heathland towards molongolee cave. Could get quite warm on a summer afternoon for sure

Quentin Andrews on 21 Nov, 2020

Diverse vegetation - wonderful walk

Mackamcb on 15 Nov, 2020

The open heath area after leaving the rainforest looks fresh and green after good spring rains.

Wanderlust on 7 Nov, 2020

Diverse walk. Fairly flat walking track. Some beautiful flora about if you take the time to look.

Jimcar on 4 Nov, 2020

I loved this walk! A nice easy track, with some fabulous rewards in the form of caves and lookouts and big rocks. It was more exposed than I was expecting (totally expected just a rainforest walk) so I was really happy there was a cool breeze as it could get quite hot. Completed in 3hr 37 mins including a break for morning tea, a couple of rests for my sore knee and exploring Surprise Rock.

sarasvati on 18 Oct, 2020

Super easy and quick track, done in a few hours. Easy to squeeze in on a Sunday morning ☺️

The wildflowers are insane this time of year! Do yourself a favour and check em out if you enjoy nature's goodness 💐💐💐

Rasy B on 11 Oct, 2020

Easy going with great scenery

Mike Moore on 28 Sep, 2020


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