Coomera Waterfall Circuit
Starting from the car park at the end of Binna Burra Road, QLD, this walk takes you on a circuit visiting multiple waterfalls and lookouts, including Coomera and Joalah(meaning Haunt of the Lyrebird). Follow the strong Coomera River as you enjoy the lovely cascades and waterfalls making your way up the gorge. Try to spot some ray-finned fishes in the water as there are 22 different species present in Lamington National. This area is also part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, and features a dense subtropical rainforest along with some interesting fungi. As the constant birdsong suggests, it can be fruitful to birdwatch on this track. 246 species of birds reside in the park including the near threatened black-breasted button-quail. Don’t forget to bring swimmers and a towel to cool off in the swimming holes. The currents are strong so do not try to swim in dangerous areas. There are plenty of spots to sit down and have a little picnic whilst enjoying the refreshing ambience around the falls. Grippy footwear will come in handy on the slippery parts of the hike. Keep in mind that the creek crossings can flood after/during heavy rain and become dangerous, so check the forecast and water level beforehand to avoid unpleasant outcomes. 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.