Starting from the car park at the end of Binna Burra Road, QLD, this circuit walk takes you through the dense subtropical rainforests of Lamington National Park, visiting Tullawallal Lookout midway through the track. If you’re looking for a nice walk through the forest that’s not too demanding and offers peace, this walk is definitely for you. With interchanging habitats and some ancient tree species, it can make for a great family education trip as well. There’s a memorial plaque on the track erected in honor of Gus Kouskos, a beloved overseer that had an exceptional talent for making friends with wild animals. Keep in mind that you can run into snakes sunning themselves or wandering about, so it’s good to keep children in control. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn left onto Gilston Road and drive for another 1.7 km
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto McLaren Road and drive for another 670 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto McLaren Road and drive for another 530 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto McLaren Road and drive for another 820 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto McLaren Road and drive for another 185 m
Continue onto McLaren Road and drive for another 370 m
Keep right onto Beaudesert - Nerang Road, 90, 8 and drive for another 175 m
Continue onto Nerang - Murwillumbah Road, 97 and drive for another 2.9 km
Turn right onto Beechmont Road, 84 and drive for another 18.5 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Binna Burra Road, 84 and drive for another 10.8 km
Turn left onto Binna Burra Road and drive for another 20 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Binna Burra Road(near the same-titled Teahouse), head towards the green directional signpost along the concrete track, passing by picnic tables to your left and a sheltered informative signpost to your right. Follow the track(Border Track) gently uphill as it leads you into the woodland, moving directly away from the car park. After about 1.85km from the start, veer right at the 4-way intersection and join the Tullawallal Circuit Track(counterclockwise). This is the recommended direction of travel.....
Directions & comments
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Rainforest Circuit & Border Track) continue straight, to head along Border Track.
Binna Burra Teahouse (about 55 m back from the start).
Mo-Fr 09:30-15:30 Sa 07:30-20:00 Su 07:30-16:00
After 55 m pass the sign.
After another 6 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 460 m (at the intersection of Rainforest Circuit & Border Track) continue straight, to head along Border Track.
After another 970 m cross the ford.
After another 380 m (at the intersection of Coomera Circuit & Tullawallal Circuit) veer right, to head along Tullawallal Circuit.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. The side trip circling up to the summit of the hill. Keep an eye out for the Antarctic Beech Trees which are also mentioned in the description. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Tullawallal Circuit & Tullawallal Trail) continue straight, to head along Tullawallal Circuit.
After another 6 m pass a seat (8 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Rainforest Circuit & Tullawallal Circuit) continue straight, to head along Rainforest Circuit.
After another 380 m (at the intersection of Border Track & Rainforest Circuit) veer left.
After another 35 m come to the end.
The side trip circling up to the summit of the hill. Keep an eye out for the Antarctic Beech Trees which are also mentioned in the description.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Tullawallal Circuit & Tullawallal Trail Start heading along Tullawallal Trail (a walking track).
After another 730 m come to the end.
About 45 m past the end is "Tullawallal Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 730 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Tullawallal Lookout Circuit
1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)