Bellbird Circuit

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The World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park is home to Australia's largest subtropical rainforest nestled 800-metres above sea level.

Make tracks on foot from the nearby Binna Burra mountain lodge using the Ship's Stern trail and allow around two hours to complete the two kilometre Bellbird Circuit. Descend into ancient Gondwana rainforest past the Horse Track junction and further into eucalypt woodlands, before hoop pines and northern slopes reveal themselves at Bellbird Lookout.

The natural sheer cliff unveils jaw-dropping vistas of Ships Stern, Egg Rock, Turtle Rock and the nearby Numinbah Valley - Gorges resulting from millions of years of natural erosion.

Return options include the Possum Track or Windy Corner, or continue on to the Bellbird Clearing and ride the 165-metre flying-fox through the rainforest canopy.

Please keep children under close supervision at Bellbird Lookout and away from the cliff edge as there are no handrails.

Please see the Queensland National Parks website for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you're in the park, refer to signs at the start of the track.

Journey Details

Duration
2 Hours
Distance
2 Kilometres

Activities

  • Hiking/Trekking

Full Itinerary

This track branches off the Ships Stern circuit and descends through rainforest and open forest before emerging suddenly at Bellbird lookout-a natural lookout (with no handrails) above a very high, sheer cliff. Please keep children under close supervision and keep well away from the cliff edge.

The land around this lookout and most of the track is not part of the national park-it belongs to Binna Burra Mountain Lodge. For enquiries, please contact Binna Burra Mountain Lodge.

From here you get an excellent view of Ships Stern, Turtle Rock, Egg Rock (Kurraragin) and Numinbah Valley-all remnants of what millions of years of erosion, landslides and weathering have created.

Hoop pines Araucaria cunninghamii can be seen from the lookout, growing on the exposed northern slopes. Harvesting of hoop pine and red cedar Toona ciliata led to the initial European settlement and ultimately the clearing of Numinbah Valley for agriculture.

LINESTRING (150.92686 -24.37075)
Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 2: Suitable for families with young children

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