Entrance to the trail network at Binna Burra. Pic:

Lamington National Park is located in the Gold Coast hinterland, close by the New South Wales border, and is a popular weekend getaway spot for many southeast Queensland residents.

The park’s situated around Lamington National Park is located in the Gold Coast hinterland 70km inland from the Goldie, and 115km from Brisbane, so is a great option for a weekend bush retreat if you’re short on time.

While the 4WDing is fairly sedate, there are a couple of beautiful campsites located within the park as well as some excellent walking tracks. The perfect spot for an overnight tree change!


4WDING: Most of the driving within the park consists of simple bush tracks you could take a commodore up in dry conditions.

Track surfaces are made up of gravel and clay and can become difficult after rain. Track closures do occur from time to time after heavy rain.

HIKING is probably the area’s most well known attraction, and with approximately 160km of walking tracks on offer there is sure to be something to suit your skill and fitness level.

For a gentle one-kilometre stroll, try the Rainforest Return walk, starting from Green Mountain.

For a more challenging full-day hike, have a go at the Box Forest Circuit, the West Canungra Creek Circuit or the Toolona Creek circuit, all starting from Green Mountain.


LOCATION: 114km south of Brisbane and 70km inland from the Gold Coast.

CAMPING: Camping permits must be acquired to camp in the Green Mountain Camping Area.

Permits cost $6.85 per person per night or $27.40 per family group per night. Hot showers, toilets, washing facilities and rubbish bins are provided.

Fires are not allowed and campers must carry in their own drinking water.

FUEL is available in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.


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