Summary: A guide to all the accessible waterfalls in Lamington National Park - and the best waterfalls you can visit via the many bushwalking tracks.

Lamington National Park, which is on the border of NSW and Queensland, is renowned for it’s many waterfalls. The park contains more than 500 waterfalls, with many of them accessible by marked bushwalking tracks. The park was declared one of the “Q150 Icons” of Queensland for its role as a natural attraction.

When to visit Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park receives an average rain of just over 1.5m per annum, with the highest average rainfall in the summer months of January and February (and the driest months being August and September). So late winter and early spring is the best time for bushwalking, with cooler and dryer days. But if you’re chasing waterfalls, so to speak, autumn might give you the best best chance of a sunny day and a decent flow of water.

image Finding the best waterfalls in Lamington National Park

Best waterfall bushwalks in Lamington National Park

Just about every bushwalks in Lamington National Park will base a waterfall or too.. but some offer a series of stunning cascades and falls…

  1. The Coomera Circuit in the north (from Binna Burra)
  2. Tooloona Circuit
  3. West Canungra Creek Circuit
  4. Albert River Circuit

Binna Burra

In the Binna Burra section, the most accessible waterfalls are along the Coomera Circuit Track, which follows the Coomera River and passes a number of impressive waterfalls. From north to south they include:

A less-frequented track off the Lower Bellbird Circuit (10.5km return) takes you past the Ngarigoon Falls and Booboora Falls, before reaching the Ballanjui Falls, where you can access the bottom and top of the waterfall.

The Ship Stern Circuit passes the Chiminya Falls.

Green Mountains

In the Green Mountains section near O’Reillys Guesthouse, the West Canungra Creek Circuit (13.9km loop) passes a number of waterfalls:

  • Darraboola Falls
  • Karrinbano Falls
  • Millerigong Falls
  • Karrilya Falls
  • Kalgamahla Falls
  • Goondaree Falls
  • Wangaree Falls
  • Yanbacoochie Falls
  • Bunyip Falls
  • Nugurun Falls
  • Wajinya Falls
  • Caboolya Falls
  • Darragumai Falls
  • Tulleriguam Falls (Box Log Falls)
  • Elabana Falls
  • West Canungra Falls

The Toolona Creek Circuit (16.3km loop) passes:

  • Triple Falls
  • Dwandarra Falls
  • Burraboomba Falls
  • Bijungwing Cascades
  • Gwongurai Falls
  • Konumboola Falls
  • Chalahn Falls
  • Yilgahn Falls
  • Toolona Falls (and Toolona Cascades)
  • Eerigingboola Falls
  • Wingboola Falls
  • Kadjagong Falls
  • Emerald Falls
  • Poojabinya Falls

At the southern end of the park, the Albert River circuit (22km) accesses a number of waterfalls along the the Albert River (Left Branch):

A short walk (3.2km return) off National Park Road takes you to Morans Falls.

Swimming in Lamington National Park

Some of the waterfalls drop into deep pools, which often make great swimming spots… but as all of the creeks and rivers in the park support pristine aquatic ecosystems (and are the habitat for several endangered and vulnerable frog species) it’s recommended you don’t swim in any of the waterways.

Getting to Lamington National Park

Located in southeast Queensland in the part of the Scenic Rim, the park is about an hour’s drive from the Gold Coast. Almost all the trails start from either Binna Burra (accessed via Beechmont) or O’Reilly’s Guesthouse which is in the Green Mountains section (accessed via Canungra).

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