Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

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The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk covers the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, including Lamington and Springbrook plateaus and the scenic Numinbah Valley. This World Heritage area protects nearly all of Australia's remaining Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest.

Challenge yourself over three days and 54 kilometres from west to east starting at the Green Mountains section and ending at The Settlement. Purchase a topographic map and pack your camping gear in preparation to overnight at three walkers' camp sites at Green Mountains, Woonoongoora and The Settlement camping area (all requiring permits).

Pass through ancient volcanic landscape of the Tweed Volcano, rushing streams, plummeting waterfalls, lush rainforest with relicts of Gondwana flora and fauna at Woonoongoora - the place known to the Yugambeh people as 'Queen of the Mountains'.

Refer to the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing for further details.

Journey Details

Duration
72 Hours
Distance
54 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Follow footsteps from the past and discover the magic of walking on an ancient volcano, behind a spectacular waterfall and through the Gondwana Rainforest of Australia World Heritage Area's rainforests, and feel the landscapes' spirit.

Please Note: The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

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