Starting near the information centre on Binna Burra Road, Beechmont, this return walk takes you through the scenic rainforest to visit the caves of Lamington National Park. As you’re walking through the dense forest teeming with wildlife, you’ll be met by the Kweebani Cave. The Yugambeh people who lived here before used to cook their prey here, thus named it ‘Kweebani’, meaning ‘I cook’. As you explore the Gold Coast hinterland, keep an eye out for various bird species such as the Eastern Bristlebird and the Australian Logrunner. Even if you don’t have the chance to spot a rare bird, the sight of a fluffy koala wandering about can still make your day. Expect to see impressive views over the Hinze Dam and the mountain ranges as well. Look out for snakes sunning themselves, and keep children in control just in case. Keep in mind that this trip involves a lot of steps 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 8.9 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Binna Burra Road(45 metres north of the Parks and Wildlife Information Centre), head towards the green “Caves Circuit” sign next to a white “National park” sign along the concrete path. Leave the paved road and head along the well-formed walking track between the said signs as it leads you into the woodland. Follow the said track(Caves Circuit) towards the Barrabareen Creek to continue along Kweebani Cave Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Caves Circuit & Binna Burra Road Start heading along Caves Circuit (a walking track).
There is a toilet (about 25 m back from the start).
After another 920 m come to the "Kweebani Cave".
After another 135 m come to the "6".
After another 1.4 km pass the "White Caves" (80 m on your left).
After another 300 m pass the "16".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.7 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
2 h to 4 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
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 (2/6)