Starting across the car park on Lamington National Park Road, O’Reilly, this walk takes you to the Python Rock Lookout and back via the same-titled singular track, exploring the woodland of Lamington National Park along the way. Expect a peaceful and undemanding walk opening up to a lookout which provides you stunning views over southern Lamington, including Mount Razorback in the distance. The path up to the lookout is clear, shaded and quite suitable for kids. Allow time to take in the exceptional views, and maybe bring some snacks to have a scenic picnic in nature. 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 on to Price Street, 90, 8 then drive for 3.9 km
Keep right onto Beaudesert - Nerang Road, 90, 8 and drive for another 175 m
Continue onto Nerang - Murwillumbah Road, 97 and drive for another 1.2 km
Turn right onto Clagiraba Road and drive for another 5.7 km
Turn left onto Beaudesert - Nerang Road, 90, 8 and drive for another 10.7 km
Turn left onto Kidston Street and drive for another 35.1 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park on Lamington National Park Road(900 metres northwest of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat), cross the road and head down the steps. Head towards the green sign then turn right following the “Python Rock Lookout” signage. Follow the dirt track as it meanders deeper into the woodland to continue towards Python Rock Lookout.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Lamington National Park Road & Python Rock Track Start heading along Python Rock Track (a walking track).
There is a car park (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Python Rock Track & Centenary Track) turn right, to head along Python Rock Track.
After another 20 m pass the sign.
After another 160 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 400 m pass a seat (15 m on your right).
After another 520 m pass a seat (8 m on your right)., has no backrest.
Turn left, to head along Python Rock Track.
After another 430 m come to a seat., has a backrest.
Then come to "Python Rock Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.5 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Python Rock Lookout
45 min to 1 h 30 min
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) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 750 m apart with the largest gap of 1.5 km.