The Rainforest Circuit is a very pretty 1.2 km short and easy walking trail in Binna Burra. There are loads of great long trails in the Gold Coast hinterland, but this trail is one of the best short easy walks in the Gold Coast hinterland.
It is a particularly great walk for those who haven’t got the time or fitness for a longer or more difficult tracks, but still want to experience a good slice of Binna Burra’s lovely subtropical rainforest. The entrance to the track is handily located near the picnic area bbq’s, toilets, parking area and cafe. There are gorgeous strangler figs on this hike which are just a treat to look at. I have also seen and heard green catbirds and paddymelons.
You will recognise a green catbird sound by its distinctive high pitched wail which sounds like a cat meowing in anguish for a few seconds at a time. A male and female will call to each other continually like long lost pals. At first you may be captivated and intrigued, but after another 10 minutes of it, you may be yelling at them to ‘get a room’, or ‘keep it down’. Either way, they are a most entertaining bird from that point of view.
The Rainforest Circuit is part of the Border Track initially, but veers off early to do a loop which makes it interesting. You simply need to follow the signage. Keep an eye out and read the signs, or you could unexpectedly find yourself walking to O’Reilly’s in the Green Mountains (requiring significantly more preparation, time, equipment and fitness).
Enjoy the beautiful Rainforest Circuit Track in Binna Burra!
Where is the start of the Rainforest Circuit at Binna Burra?
First, drive to Binna Burra in Lamington National Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It takes about an hour from Broadbeach when heading to Beechmont via Nerang. Keep a look out for signs to Lamington National Park and Binna Burra.
Once you get to the car park at Lamington Teahouse (cafe at Binna Burra), keep walking towards the rotunda. Just past the rotunda you will see track signs and one of them will point to the Rainforest Circuit, just follow that. The first part of the Rainforest Track is also the Border Track. The Rainforest track turns right part way through, and right again. It loops around to return to the same area.
Facilities at Binna Burra
Toilets, bbq area, picnic ground with a few picnic tables and benches, cafe (Lamington Teahouse), loads of walks, campsite, lodge style accommodation at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge.
All Photos in post: Copyright TravelChook.com