Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lamington NP (truely green mountains)

Further west along the border ranges from Springbrook is Lamington National Park, this area contains a wide diversity of ecosystems from Open Eucalyptus forest through four different types of rainforest communities.

There is absolutely no way I could ever do justice to the complexity and kalidescopic beauty of this area in one blog...let alone one post in a I am not going to try.

Visit this website to get a well informed snap shot of the variety of life within the Green Mountains;

Lamington National Park

Just like my visits to Springbrook, Lamington is never the same one visit to the next, and the journey to the top of the mountains is just as wonderful as the walking once you get there.

The pictures in this post are from two visits to Bina Burra and O'Reilly's

The trip up...

The view from the top...

Boardwalk through the rainforest...

Getting close to some tree tops...

There are so many walking tracks to try out, short and long, easy and strenuous....I whole heartedly recommend a visit to this most beautiful part of southern Queensland if you ever find yourself down here, it is one of the few places in the world where you will get to travel through such a range of ecological communities so quickly and easily.

When you tire of the beach the sand and the sunburn there really is better place to recharge your heart and mind than the beautiful Green (everso green!) Mountains.


  1. This looks so beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful photos.

  2. It is a very beautiful part of the National Park, although the drive is long and winding not as bad as some I've driven in FNQ! (anyone who been on the Gillies H'way knows what I mean!)It is well worth the minor discomfort...nothing when you imagine how long and hard the trip was in the 1920's and 30's.