Rainforest Return - Green Mountains

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area

This short walk in Lamington National Park (part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area) follows the Border Track from Green Mountains (O'Reilly's) through rainforest for 700 metres. The large boulders just past the track entrance are a good example of how exposed basalt eventually decomposes by a weathering process (exfoliation) into spherical boulder shapes. This walk offers excellent bird watching opportunities - watch for yellow-throated scrub wrens and log runners among the leaf litter.

Return the same way to the Green Mountains picnic area. The Border Track continues on towards Binna Burra.

Journey Details

Duration
0.5 Hours
Distance
1.4 Kilometres

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Lamington National Park - Green Mountains section
Lamington National Park Road
Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
Queensland
Australia

Full Itinerary

The Rainforest Return track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Visit the web site for track details and closure information.

LINESTRING (153.13636779785156 -28.230732255749768, 153.1365180015564 -28.230732255749768)

Route Details

Route Type
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children
Mode of Travel
Walk

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Greenlee Cottages

Sarabah, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$175 - 300
Greenlee Cottages are four contemporary cottages with rustic charm set in the Scenic Rim, with a backdrop of Greenlee Farm macadamia orchard. Soak up the great views of the Canungra Valley from the deck.
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Cedar Glen Farmstay

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 495
Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen's family since 1882, and they've been hosting visitors to the farm for over 30 years. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the beautiful Lost World Valley, this spectacular 1050 acre property is home to beef cattle, Arabian horses, milking cows, sheep, pigs, kangaroos and poultry.

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Tommerups Dairy Farmstay

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Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$278 - 398
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat provides guests with not only luxury accommodation in magnificent rainforest surrounds but a completely unique dining experience. Enjoy an overnight escape in the boutique villas hidden away among 51-acres of pristine rainforest on Mount Tamborine.

Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins

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Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins offer seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook.

Worendo Cottages

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$250 - 800
Worendo Cottages offers a peaceful setting in the Lost World Valley overlooked by the rugged mountains of Lamington National Park. On offer is an invigorating escape from the mundane in a stunning and peaceful wilderness setting.

Hillside Bed and Breakfast and Gumnut Cottage

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
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Set high on a plateau on the edge of the escarpment of Tamborine Mountain, Hillside Bed and Breakfast and Gumnut Cottage's unique location offers beautiful views across the Hinterland to the Gold Coast and Pacific Ocean.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park™

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$179 - 329
Cedar Creek Lodges shares a magnificent rainforest property with Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain which is less than an hour from Brisbane and Gold Coast. Stay in a stylish two bedroom Creek Lodge or a family holiday home with self-catering facilities or choose a contemporary room.
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