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

  • 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
Lamington National Park Hiking Tour from the Gold Coast: Picnic Rock or Box Forest Falls
From $94.23
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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
From $108.84
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
From $94.23
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.
From $101.53
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.
Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed October 14, 2018
Kaylene Whitley - A Professional's Professional! The Best!

This is one of the best tours we've experienced - ever! Kaylene is a top-notch professional. She is courteous, knowledgeable and is very caring about the experience. She is a fabulous advocate of nature and is exactly the type of person anyone interested in taking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sfeisin
Reviewed September 2, 2018
She works hard for her money!

We took the Elabana & Box Forest Falls hike. Not exactly what we booked -- we were pleasantly surprised on our pickup that we received a free upgrade. The forest was immensely beautiful. The hike was off the beaten track. We saw almost no one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brett L
rainforest2014, Owner at Rainforest Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

Thanks Brett, I appreciate your kind reviews. It was a great day with you guys, hope to see you again for more adventures. Thank you. Cheers, Kaylene

Reviewed July 25, 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Emma H
Reviewed July 25, 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Seulki K
Reviewed June 15, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth C
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