Coomera Circuit in Lamington National Park is a nature lover’s paradise, offering up waterfalls, lush rainforest, and mountain vistas. Lisa took to the trails to hunt down some waterfalls.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which this adventure takes place who have occupied and cared for the lands, waters, and their inhabitants, for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

Quick Overview

Coomera Circuit is a 17.4km trail around a series of waterfalls, located in Queensland’s Lamington National Park in the Binna Burra section. Allow 5-6 hours to complete the hike. From Gold Coast, the trailhead takes around an hour to reach.



  • Lots of waterfalls including the impressive Coomera Falls
  • Fun rock-hopping sections
  • Only an hour’s drive from the Gold Coast

Hiking the Coomera Circuit

The Coomera Circuit starts on the Border Track near the Binna Burra Teahouse. At the 1.9km mark, you hit a junction and then take the right fork. The first waterfall you’ll hit is Coomera Falls, 5.5km down the circuit.


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Hopefully, Coomera Falls is flowing when you visit! Sometimes the falls are in full force, other times the falls aren’t much more than a trickle. If you get lucky, you’ll get a great view from the lookout over the 160m deep Coomera Gorge.


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Once past Coomera Falls, head down to the Coomera River following the edge of the gorge. Rocks have been placed in the river to use as crossings. You cross the river several times before reaching the Coomera crevice waterfall.

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A little further on you reach the pretty Bahnamboola Falls. There are access points below and above the waterfall.

For any keen photographers out there, the river crossings and Bahnamboola Falls are where you’ll want to snap a few photos. The Coomera Circuit then passes Neerigomindalala Falls before linking back up with the Border Track and taking you back to the car park.

Read more: Remember to leave no trace!


Coomera Circuit // Lamington National Park (QLD) Coomera Circuit Coomera Falls Lisa Owen Binna Burra South-East QLD waterfall

Essential Gear

  • Hiking shoes (the track can get very slippery)
  • Insect repellent (for leeches)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Rain jacket

Read more: Leeches: How To Remove, Avoid, and Appreciate Them

How To Get There

From the Gold Coast, reaching the Coomera Circuit trailhead is about an hour’s drive.

Head west on Ashmore Road, before turning left onto Southport Nerang Road and continuing on to cross over the Pacific Motorway and onto Nerang Murwillumbah Road.

Turn right onto Beechmont Road, and then left onto Binna Burra road, which will take you all the way into Lamington National Park.

The track starts opposite the Binna Burra Mountain Lodge driveway entrance.

Binna Burra is the most accessible part of Lamington National Park from the Gold Coast, and you should get there in about an hour. The Green Mountains section, well known as O’Reilly’s, is around a 1.5 hour drive.

Skill Level


Although this isn’t a difficult hike it is long, so you’ll need a decent level of fitness to cover the distance.

Distance / Duration

17.4km / 5-6 hours