Mt Hobwee Circuit

Lamington National Park

A moderate difficulty walk in Lamington National Park from Binna Burra to Mt Hobwee summit with a length of 18.2 km return. After leaving the Border Track 5.4km from Binna Burra, this circuit winds through rainforest to the summit of Mount Hobwee (1180m). The circuit rejoins the Border Track for the return to the Binna Burra car park.

Bird Watching
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Binna Burra. 


Lamington National Park 1:35,000

Route/Trail notes

Walk along the Border Track from Binna Burra for 5.4km, then branch off on the Mt Hobwee curcuit. The track is well sign-posted. The Mt Hobwee section passes through picturesque rainforest, and the mist-shrouded summit section winds through a remnant Antarctic Beech forest that was damaged during a cyclone in 1983. Descend the summit to rejoin the Border track for the return to Binna Burra. Track is well formed, but can be muddy and overgrown in sections. 


No permit required. Free.

Other References

Notes for Coomera Circuit + Hobwee Circuit:

GPS Tracks


One of the "not as busy" walks. Not spectacular, but certainly worthy. Easily combined with the Coomera Circuit.

Wanderlust on 26 Aug, 2022

Kind of spooky! Very overgrown with lots of fallen trees to contend with. Don't expect views on the summit of Hobwee, but it is a very pretty spot for lunch. If you need some forest bathing this circuit is very good for the soul.

sarasvati on 15 Aug, 2021

Nice walk, I went via the Coomera Falls.

Was about 24km and took about 5h.

samkramer on 20 Jun, 2021

I stopped by after climbing Mt Wagawn from the Bushrangers Cave. The walk is pleasant enough, apart from a few trees that have collapsed on top of the track. The stretch from Wagawn to Hobwee is a very gentle incline, sort of similar to Mt Mitchell. Fair bit of water up there after all the rain, so if you are a leech enthusiast you will be in for a treat. The view from the top is fairly average but I still enjoyed the detour.

Vonsnrub on 12 Jan, 2021

A special treat for anyone who loves nature. The Mt Hobwee trail begins just over 5km along the Border Track & quickly it feels remote, seldom walked by others. At its best after Spring rain, flowers blooming in the trees, green with lichen & fungi & mist adding to the atmosphere. The Jurassic feel as you negotiate around the Antarctic Beech is memorable & the prettiest summit. A complete white out so we took advantage of the Caldso lookout trail, the low cloud had cleared & the view was breathtaking. Back on the Border Track & plenty of people passing by. I highly trecommend this trail but keep it a secret 😉

TinaWin on 19 Sep, 2020

Not a great hike, pretty overgrown in areas, there are far better circuits in lamington. On a positive note, it was very quite! I didn’t pass another hiker on the Hobwee route but did see a gorgeous dingo walking along the trail!

Mon86 on 19 Sep, 2020


Olga on 10 Aug, 2019

Set out with my walking friend at 9am. Walked along the Border track until we found the Mt Hobwee Circuit. We kept a good pace and reached the summit at noon. Every time we wanted to stop for a sip of water and then carried on about 20-30 meters ahead there was a way better spot. We had lots of laughs about this along the way. We had a nice break and look at the view at the summit while having a snack and a sip of water. We decided to go back down to the round rock & view to have lunch. After lunch headed back down the switchbacks and on the second half of the circuit. Ran into some very overgrown, but still recognisable trail until we got to the Coomera Circuit. We looked at the sign, and then the time 3pm and decided to go back via this way to finish off our hike. The fauna started changing almost immediately and the air got a bit more damp, we crossed over the water many times and saw many beautiful waterfalls along the way. The view from the Coomera Lookout was absolutely amazing. But, by this time it was 3:30 - I started to think we may not make it back to the car before dark. We continued on our walk and made it back to the main track with 2.1 miles to go. The sun was down and it was starting to get dark, but we picked up the pace a little and made it back to the car. All in all, we walked 8.5 hours and a total of 25 km. I definitely remember this walk, such a good day out.

Roxy on 20 May, 2018


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