This track also branches off the Mount Hobwee circuit, 2km from the Border Track junction. Garragoolba lookout features uninterrupted views of Springbrook, the Tweed Valley and Mount Warning.

If you approach from the bushrangers caves it is approximately 8km to Mt Wagawn.

Only after naturally occurring events such as severe wildfires or storms are there uninterrupted views of Springbrook, the Tweed Valley and Mount Warning from Wagawn. In the interim years the view may be interrupted by natural regrowth. Please do not damage or remove vegetation as many of these plants are significant species in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Remember, all plants are protected by legislation.

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No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation

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I walked up from the bushrangers cave end and did both the Warumblebah and Garragoolba lookouts.

Was a bit hard to keep the pink ribbons in view at all times after the bushrangers caves, so sometimes had to look round to keep the track in view because it is not a well worn path.

Was very steep on this section and slippery in places. Well worth the effort, the views are fantastic from all the lookouts.

samkramer on 15 May, 2021

The directions others have given in the comments are accurate. I started from Hayters Road and climbed up via the Bushrangers Cave. Was very very similar to Mt Cougal. Similar quality of track, similar terrain, similar intensity - only the views aren't quite as good. I mostly had no issues with the track, someone has gone to town with the pink ribbons which made it a lot easier. There is one nice view right before the Wagawn sign where you can see all the way out to Mt Warning. I continued on after that and went and checked out Mt Hobwee (took about 45 minutes each way from the sign). I quite enjoyed the day, even if it was a little ... leechy. Saw a friendly Echidna on the way up in the long grass, thankful it was an echnida and not a danger noodle.

Vonsnrub on 12 Jan, 2021

This was 9.97k and took me 2hr 16m. Parked car at Hayters Road which is 4 km south of Natural Arch and the turn off is directly before the NSW boarder from QLD. It’s a dead end road so I parked at the end. Spoke to a resident of one of the properties who gave me great advice. It was a cloudy day which made it cool and to keep the ticks and snakes away however little did I know I would be up in the clouds leaving me with very little to see. The walk to the caves was easy crossing the boarder fence about 3 times but very long grass which kept me alert.The caves are beautiful which leads to the most difficult climb, it was very rainy, rocky but most of all steep and slippery, if it was not for the tape on the trees i would not have found my way, after 20 minutes of scaling steep rainforest terrain it was a fairly worn track along the ridge to the lookouts, sadly I could not see anything due to the was so hot I was lucky to bring a new shirt to change for the summit. I took 2 lr of water and some snacks. #hobwee

miike2000 on 25 Nov, 2020


Olga on 10 Aug, 2019

Really good walk, although we got lost on the way there following google map (again). So just be careful to go to Bina Bura and not just the location of the hike!

Pia Monnier on 23 Jul, 2019

Completed this today. I came through from the numinbah border and up past the bushrangers cave. The track was pretty overgrown but everything is at the moment. Its a tough ascent, one of the tougher ones in the Tweed Basin for sure. Well worth it though. Nice view back to surfers from the summit. Theres a reasonable amount of pick ribbons but you'll find sections with nothing and you'll have to figure it out. All in all a great day, I'll do this one again for sure.

Jesse on 9 May, 2019

Some really amazing lookouts along the way. I'd probably skip Mt Wagawn in favor of more impressive lookouts nearby. I highly recommend checking out Garragoolba Lookout, you'll see the signed sidetrack roughly 1km before Wagawn.

rob.bushman on 6 May, 2018

Completed Hobwee and Wagawn in 5.5 hours with half hour break at Dacelo lookout. Very easy track overall as its flat most of the way, especially the border track sections. Would come back and do it again!

Chris on 22 May, 2016

We did Wagawn and Hobwee in 6 hours in the rain. A complete white out which meant it was just walking around the rainforest for a while with no views. Still a fun day out and we heard a few Lyrebirds which was lovely :)
Well graded track, despite it being a mountain it seems pretty flat for the whole distance.

Alice on 19 Jul, 2015

A great walk added Mt Merino to it and Hobwee. A real long day!

Laurence Hallam on 24 Jul, 2009


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