Ships Stern Circuit
4 h 30 min, 10 h 30 min to 2 days
2 h 30 min to 4 h
Starting from Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra, this walk takes you on a circuit in the lush rainforests and open eucalypt woodlands of Lamington National Park, visiting the summit of Ships Stern Mountain along with plenty of lookouts, waterfalls and caves spread throughout the trip. This track has almost everything you can get from a hike. Lovely waterfalls hidden in the dense rainforest, breathtaking views along the ridges of various mountains and the interesting wildlife inhabiting the area. Notice the change in vegetation as you explore different sections of the woodland. By coming early, you’ll have enough time to visit every landmark and not miss out on anything. Also, you can spend the night at the Nagarigoon Clearing Campsite near the same-titled waterfall and make this a multi-day trip. With undulating tracks that are well-signposted, this circuit deservedly makes into lots of ‘Top 10’ lists. The waterfalls are best experienced after some decent rainfall, but that also means an increased number of leeches. Remember to keep an eye out for snakes. 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.