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“Binna Burra choices”

Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Brisbane, Australia
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146 reviews
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“Binna Burra choices”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

While building fitness levels to do the big tracks, we have started with smaller easier tracks in the Binna Burra area. The Tullawallel circuit is a relatively easy incline up to a fantastic patch of Antarctic beech trees. Not for scenic lookouts. 3hr return taking it easy. Bellbird lookout is short downhill to spectacular view down Numinbah and Egg rock. Don't let kids get too far ahead if they are likely to run off the escarpment edge. 1hr return same way.
The tracks here are mostly well maintained. We went out the Border track as far as Joalah lookout and all was on the easy side. 3hr return. There are plenty of choices here for half day walks as well as the full and two day walks. Binna Burra lodge has an adequate track guide with track ratings and distances. Enough room to spread out here!

Visited July 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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“Binna Burra walks”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Daves Creek circuit - 12 km - moderate difficulty - (3 hrs) with side trips and snack stops. Spectacular views to sth east and sthrn border. Walk through rainforest then out onto path which leads along the escarpment. Feels like on the edge of the world with mist and clouds racing up from valleys below.
Caves circuit - 5 km - easy trail especially if you tackle from binna burra end at top of mountain and walk down track. Pleasantly surprising with large caves. Walk back up to the resort the most challenging part of the walk
Coomera waterfall circuit - 18 km - a bit trickier with multiple creek crossings ( maybe 15?) but good views of waterfalls that cascade down into comera valley. Took side track to lookout on border track which added about an extra 45 mins with great views to sth ranges and escarpment. Solid walk, not difficult but slow due to creek hopping. Took 6 hours with lunch stop. Some leeches and it was quite dry at the time.
Will return to do ship's stern - looks a beauty too!

Visited April 2014
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Alstonville, Australia
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“O'Reillys to Binna Burra - Beautiful walk but mind the leeches”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Walked from O'Reillys to Binna Burra and return (22km each way) as part of the O'Reillys Great Walk package. Changed the suggested itinerary as I had achilles tendonitis and wanted to avoid the 800 step climb to Springbrook's Apple Tree park. Beautiful walk through lush rainforest. Track was well maintained from either end but a little rough in the middle section with tree roots and rocky sections with were pretty slippery in the wet. My walking poles were terrific and would highly recommend for anyone with knee or foot problems as they take a lot of the load and keep you steady over rough terrain.

It rained the night before and during the walk which meant there were hundreds of leeches. We sprayed boots and socks with high strenth Bushmans but it hardly deterred them so I ended up with about 26 bites on the first day. Bought an 80% DEET cream at Binna Burra Retreat and it worked wonderfully on the return walk. Leeches all over our boots but not one bite.

Would suggest National Parks install more bench seats along the track. Only spotted two over the 22km and neither of these was in a spot where you might have lunch. Very difficult to take a break on the ground, even though we had plastic ground sheets as they were inundated with leeches in minutes.

Meals and accommodation at each end were lovely and particularly enjoyed the hot spa at O'Reillys after day two. Great birdwatching from the Tree Tops walk and as part of the morning guided bird walk. Great value package which I would highly recommend.

Visited March 2014
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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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“A tree-top walk along the trail within the Lamington National Park”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

It was so exciting to be within the national forest with the chance to view in first hand different flora and fauna. We came across birds of many kinds and most common of all was the crimson rosella. The hanging bridge is good to people to do the tree-top walk and in the middle of a big tree you can have a chance to climb up to the tree-top to take a view of the surrounding.

Visited February 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“amazing”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

this is so relaxing you must at least travel there once the oreillys is fantastic and tamborine mount gallery walk really good the cheese and beer factory at the top of gallery walk really good

Visited January 2013
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