Great Walks

Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Follow footsteps from the past and discover the magic of walking on an ancient volcano...

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View down forested valley.
Lacey waterfall in rainforest setting.


Discover beauty, mystery and history along the 54 kilometres Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk linking the species-rich Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area of Lamington and Springbrook plateaus via the scenic Numinbah Valley. This World Heritage Area protects the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, large areas of warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of Australia’s remaining Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest.

Walkthrough the ancient volcanic landscape of the Tweed Volcano, which is still being eroded by rushing streams and plummeting waterfalls, and through lush rainforest with relicts of Gondwana flora and fauna.

The walk offers once-in-a-lifetime experienceswhere else in Queensland can you walk along the rim of an ancient volcano?

Plan your walk using the map trip planner online, book your walkers’ campsites online and purchase or download the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk topographic map brochure to take with you on the walk.

Allow three days to complete this Great Walk. It is recommended that you walk west to east, commencing the walk from Lamington National ParkGreen Mountains section (OReilly) and ending at The Settlement camping area in Springbrook National Park.

The Yugambeh Aboriginal people, whose ancestors walked this land for thousands of years, say to you now ‘Kulli bugoram dhagunnya nya yahngahla’ (This (is) special landwalk carefully).