Caves circuit, Lamington National Park

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Heading off through dense eucalypt forest, keep your eyes aloft as you might just see a koala sitting sleepily in the branches.

Take in the brilliant views into the Coomera Valley, the Darlington Range and rhyolite cliff line. Stop at the seat commemorating the efforts of Robert Collins and quietly thank him for his role in protecting this beautiful landscape.

As you pass through the Kweebani Caves, think back to a time when they sheltered the original inhabitants of this area—the Yugambeh Aboriginal kinship group. From the caves you’ll climb to the summit of Mount Roberts through rainforests of immense red cedars and other trees.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Image credits:
Walkers—Nicholas Hill © Queensland Government
Cave—© Pamela Harmon-Price

Journey Details

Duration
1.5 Hours
Distance
5 Kilometres

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Caves circuit, Lamington National Park

Heading off through dense eucalypt forest, keep your eyes aloft as you might just see a koala sitting sleepily in the branches.

Take in the brilliant views into the Coomera Valley, the Darlington Range and rhyolite cliff line. Stop at the seat commemorating the efforts of Robert Collins and quietly thank him for his role in protecting this beautiful landscape.

As you pass through the Kweebani Caves, think back to a time when they sheltered the original inhabitants of this area—the Yugambeh Aboriginal kinship group. From the caves you’ll climb to the summit of Mount Roberts through rainforests of immense red cedars and other trees.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity.

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See www.npsr.qld.gov.au for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

Image credit: Nicholas Hill © Queensland Government

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 5 kms
Route Type Circuit
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

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Worendo Cottages

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 490
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.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 400
Pethers is a luxurious boutique retreat with just 10 secluded, individual and private Tree Houses all offering a magnificent sub-tropical rainforest vista. Pethers is exclusively designed for adults. Each Tree House offers a private spa for two, fireplace, king size bedroom, entertainment system, air-conditioning lounge and dining areas with five metre high glass windows leading to an outdoor balcony and overlooks spectacular surrounds.

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

O'Reilly, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$149 - 699
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, a true nature paradise, is situated in World Heritage Lamington National Park, two hours south of Brisbane or one and a half hours south-west of the Gold Coast. The O'Reilly family have been welcoming guests since 1926.

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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Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$190 - 220
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Tall Trees Motel Curtis Falls

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$140 - 330
Tall Trees Motel offers boutique accommodation for families, doubles and singles. Only 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, and around an hour from Brisbane. They offer the perfect location for overnight stays, weekend getaways and family holidays.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$455 - 795
Perched beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland's ancient Lamington National Park rainforests, nightfall's luxury tents epitomise the simple luxuries of life. The nightfall 'glamping' (luxury camping) experience steps away from the excess' and complications of the modern world.

Bed and Breakfast at Wallaby Ridge

Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135 - 240
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Amore Mt Tamborine

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$150 - 235
Central accommodation in a natural setting - Just a minute's stroll to Gallery Walk with its cluster of Cafes, Restaurants and Collectable Shops. When you stay at Amore you can walk to a Waterfall or stroll to three National Park Bush Walking Trails and much much more.

Hillside Villas "Lady Caroline"

Kooralbyn, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$250.00 - 300.00
The Hillside Villas were built around 1982. They were designed by the famous Australian architect Harry Seidler. The Villas are on two levels, each villa accommodates four adults making it the perfect spot for a golfing weekend with a group of friends or a family getaway.
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