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Lamington National Park Hiking Tour from the Gold Coast: Picnic Rock or Box Forest Falls

Highlights
  • Day trip to Lamington National Park from the Gold Coast
  • Select a moderate hiking trail to Picnic Rock and Elabana Falls
  • Or extend your hike to 7 miles (11 km) on the Box Forest Falls Hike
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Lamington National Park Hiking Tour from the Gold Coast: Picnic Rock or Box Forest Falls
From USD 96.03
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Box Forest FallsMost Popular
7-mile (11-km ) hike (9-hour day trip). A moderate level of fitness is required. Includes pickup and drop-off from selected Gold Coast hotels and lunch at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
USD 110.92
Picnic Rock and Elabana Falls
4.2-mile (6.7-km) hike (7.5-hour day trip). A moderate level of fitness is required. Includes pickup and drop-off from selected Gold Coast hotels
USD 96.03
The Great Wilderness
Hike the spectacular Coomera Circuit Gorge up at Lamington National Park. This track takes you 18 kms over 5 - 6 hrs through magnificent rainforests, waterfalls, creek crossings & amazing lookouts.
USD 103.47
Overview
Explore Queensland’s Lamington National Park on this hiking tour with an experienced guide. Part of the World Heritage–listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Lamington boasts a pristine landscape of waterfalls, ancient trees and native wildlife. When booking, choose from two hikes—a moderate route to Picnic Rock and Elabana Falls or a longer route, Box Forest Falls hike. Transportation from Gold Coast hotels is included. This tour is limited to 12 people to provide a small-group experience.
What to Expect
Your day trip begins with pickup at Gold Coast hotels by minivan for the 27-mile (45-km) drive inland to Lamington National Park. During the approximate 1-hour drive, admire views of Mt Barney and Mt Lindsay. Upon arrival at the park, get ready for your hike by fueling up with snacks (bring your own) and listening to your guide’s introduction to your hiking route, including a few safety tips. (See the Itinerary section for details about both hikes—Picnic Rock and Elabana Falls and the Box Forest Falls hike; select the hike you wish to take when booking).

Then set off on your hike, wandering through Lamington’s lush, World Heritage–listed rainforest landscape made up of pine trees, ferns and flowering plants, all remains of the ancient Gondwanan forests that once blanketed Australia. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, where you can visit the cafe to purchase lunch. (not included)

After lunch, enjoy a little free time to check out the gift shop, feed the local birds or just admire the scenery from your location in the middle of the park. From O’Reilly’s, you’ll drive back down the mountain and then onto the Gold Coast for hotel drop-off.
Write a ReviewReviews (15)

1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing trip! Definitely the tour to pick!

This was an amazing hiking trip! Kaylene was a wonderful guide. She really cares about providing a good hiking experience, and you can really tell that she loves what she does. This is also a very immersive trip in which you get to spend a...More

1  Thank Emma H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
4-mile of hiking tour in the Lamington National Park

My friends and I did a guided hiking tour in the Lamington National Park. It was 4 miles of hiking tour. Kaylene Whitley was our tour guide and she was awesome! She was really good at explaining history of some interesting trees and plants. This...More

Thank Seulki K
Reviewed 16 June 2018
Box Forest Falls - highlight of my Gold Coast trip!

The Lamington National Park tour with Kaylene has been the highlight of my trip to the Gold Coast! I went to Springbrook the day before and while that was beautiful, this was simply amazing - plus it's less busy so you feel like you have...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Border Track

What an amazing piece of the world. Lookouts over valleys, Antarctic Beech forests, creek crossings, fun and laughter. Fabulous weekend. I am new to buswalking and I'm seriously hooked thanks to Rainforest Tours and Kaylwen, Cathie, Dennis, Mightie.

Thank Josephine W
Reviewed 4 February 2018
An awesome way to see the Rainforest

Spent a day exploring the trails leading to the beautiful Box Forest and Elabana Falls and returned to O'Reillys via the treetop trail. Kaylene was an excellent guide - punctual, engaging and knowledgeable. I'd thoroughly recommend Rainforest Tours to anyone who wants to walk the...More

1  Thank Fraser L
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