Lamington National Park Things to Do

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    Track Walking

    by stevemt Written Dec 31, 2012

    There are a number of tracks that have been laid out for walking.

    They range in length and consequently in duration.

    You can get an overview here as to what is available

    Please heed the safety suggestions

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    Tree Top Walk

    by stevemt Written Dec 30, 2012

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    This is one of the first tree top walks ever opened in Australia. Its brilliant, the views are amazing, there are ladders to climb even higher and view more views and the epiphitic plants such as ferns and orchids growing naturally

    PS- :) its FREE, there is a donation box at the end of the walk.

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    West Canungra Creek walk

    by iandsmith Written Aug 14, 2012

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    I did the walk detailed in earlier tips once again, this time I encountered near perfect weather with clear skies, cool temperature and excellent walking conditions.
    I had my new lady, Lorraine, with me for our first walk together. It turned out to be a 7 1/2 hour hike but it was such a good day and we timed everything to perfection; hope you enjoy the pictures.

    Classic Lamington rainforest Eastern Shrike tit Waterfall by the trail West Canungra Creek cascades Fungi
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    The Booyang Boardwalk

    by iandsmith Written Mar 26, 2012

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    Adjacent to O'Reilly's there is a short rainforest boardwalk called Booyong Walk. It's short but nice if you can't do the longer walks. Would ideally suit those in wheelchairs or those pushing a pram. At 800 metres it's not going to take too much energy and the boards are very well aligned and smooth.
    This patch of rainforest is thick and you can do it as part of other walks. The trees are so wonderful, and some have odd shapes, worth a stroll.
    The walk was called Booyong after one of the trees growing here, a huge water gum tree.
    There are some fig trees with impressive roots though not quite as dramatic as those on other walks. Unfortunately the pictures here are from slightly further down as it was pouring rain when I went on the Booyang as part of the Canungra circuit detailed elsewhere.

    Sort of thing you can expect to see
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    Canungra Creek Circuit

    by iandsmith Updated Mar 26, 2012

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    Lamington National Park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.
    Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. The West Canungra Creek Circuit track descends to ""Yerralahla"" (blue pool), passing by some large rainforest trees including red cedar, (Toona ciliata), and then follows the creek upstream for most of its length, crossing it several times. Here you may need to remove your shoes a couple of times, depending on river height.
    The track exits via the Box Forest circuit. Fossilised ancestors of this species from over 20 million years ago have been found in the World Heritage listed Australian Fossil Mammal Sites in Riversleigh in north Queensland.
    Distance: 13.9 kilometres at around 5.5 hours duration
    For a personal account of the track, see the General tips
    It's categorised as a full day walk of moderate difficulty

    Fungus is plentiful Verdant rainforest beside the river Shoes off crossing Canungra Creek Goondaree Falls
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    Canungra Creek

    by iandsmith Written Mar 26, 2012

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    This track continues on from the Elabana Falls track 2.7km from the entrance. After following along Canungra Creek turn right at the next junction.
    Highlights:
    The track follows Canungra Creek and there are many falls and crossings along the way. Daragumai Falls and Picnic Rock are considered good lunch spots, but there are no facilities. Box Log and Elabana Falls should not be missed on the way home.
    Predominant Vegetation:
    The track winds through stands of Brush Box and Piccabeen Palms, to the lush subtropical rainforest along Canungra Creek.
    Key Animal Species:
    Bird life is plentiful along this track and you may see the Log Runner or the Australian Ground Thrush.

    Diramboola Falls Elebana Falls One of the better trees
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    BOTANIC GARDENS AT O'REILLY'S

    by balhannah Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are small Botanic gardens at O'Reilly's......that to me, are nothing spectacular.

    However, in saying this, you may have a different view, as I live nearby and are very used to seeing the plants that are in this garden.

    In Spring time [ Sept - Nov], I imagine they would be very nice, as there are lots of Azalea's and Rhododendron's planted in this garden.
    There are also Orchids and different Tropical plants, windy tracks to follow, and some more unusual plants.
    I guess, each visit, I manage to find something I haven't seen before.

    It is free, so when here, go for a wander!

    Unusual plant in the Botanic gardens Another nice plant in the Botanic gardens
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    Feeding the Wild Parrots @ O'Reillys

    by balhannah Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    DO NOT MISS DOING THIS!

    This is a pleasure enjoyed by all!

    Bird feeding area open daily from 11:00am - 3:00pm

    When you are here, head to the Giftshop to purchase your ticket for access to the bird feeding area.
    Tickets cost $4.00 per tray, which are suitable for up to 2 people.

    Head out to where the Parrots are, and these beautifuly coloured King and Rosella Parrots will land on you hand, arm or even on your head.

    Not only are there Parrots, but Bush Turkeys, and other small Birds.

    It is great fun for everybody!

    HOW IT BEGAN

    In the 1930’s, Bernard O’Reilly rehabilitated an injured Crimson Rosella. When it was better, he released the Bird, only to find it returned daily for supplementary feeding. As Bird's do, they then invite all their friends, and since then, have stayed in these surrounds.

    Check the website for Birds you may see here.

    Crimson Rosella Parrot Tourists enjoying themselves Children love the Parrots
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    Tree Top Walk (1)

    by Gentleman75 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This short walk is a definite activity for any visitor to Green Mountains. It is comprised of 9 suspension bridges up to 15 metres off the ground. This walk is best completed early or late in the day.

    Return distance from entrance: 800m

    Estimated return time: 20 minutes or more

    Tree Top Walk
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    Tree Top Walk (2)

    by Gentleman75 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This walk gives a bird's eye perspective of the forest canopy. For those who would like to go higher still, a deck 30m off the ground in a tall fig tree is accessible by ladder.

    Return distance from entrance: 800m

    Estimated return time: 20 minutes or more

    From the top of a fig tree
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    Bird feeding

    by Gentleman75 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There is a possibility to feed King Parrots at the O'reillys Guesthouse, top of the Green Mountains. The parrots wait for the tourists and if they appoint any special food for bird the tourists will be "under attack".

    Don't eat them food for human!

    Me & my new King Parrot hat
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    Walking tracks

    by Gentleman75 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There is a huge network of walking tracks in the Lamington National Park. There are shorter, longer, easier and harder ones. You can choose the best one that fits for Your conditions.

    Tables and maps help You to keep on the right way.

    Some walking tracks
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    After rain - cross the brooks

    by Gentleman75 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After a heavy rain or some rainy days the falls become waterfalls, the dry water-courses become brooks.

    There are spots where the tracks cross the brooks, so You need to go across the water - sometimes without shoes, if the water level is high enough.

    A brook
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    Wildlife

    by Gentleman75 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In the Lamington National Park You can meet the wildlife of Queensland.
    In the rain forests You can hear the birds singing, You can see wallabies jumping across the tracks and lace monitors climbing up the trees.

    Whiptail wallabies
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    Walk some Rainforest trails

    by onedaysomewhere Updated Feb 1, 2011

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    I really enjoy walking in Rainforest anywhere. Here, in Lamington National Park, there are lots of different trails, of different degree's of dificulty.
    I like to take my time, and enjoy the "feel" of the forest, to listen for Birds, and to try and find them. This is the best way, not to be in a hurry.
    Lots of the trails have taken me to nice waterfalls, and others to good lookouts.

    Lamington is known as an area of natural beauty, and I agree with this.
    In winter, it will be cold, and may be in fog, so be careful if you are walking, as the leaf litter and rocks become slippery.
    Summer, is a very nice time, as it is so cool in the forest.
    If you can't walk far, there still will be trail for you, and if you like to hike for hours, there would be one for you too.

    Fern growing up a Rainforest tree Strangler fig in the rainforest
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