Lamington National Park is a magnificent slice of nature. It’s home to more than 150km of walking trails and over 500 waterfalls, plus it hosts some of the most diverse and rich flora and fauna found anywhere in Australia. The park is a natural wonder, literally; the ecological importance of the park is so significant that in 1994 the area was declared a World Heritage site.
Sitting pretty on the border of Queensland and New South Wales, the park is easily accessible, and is only a couple of hours’ drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Though, the dizzying drive up into the mountains is not for the faint of heart. The drive does, however, provide some pretty spectacular views across the Gold Coast hinterland.
If you’re not willing to make the drive twice in one day do as I did and stay at the beyond-gorgeous O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. The view from the villas here offer up some pretty amazing sunsets. Or, you could hike one of the epic trails that start near the Retreat for an even better taste of nature at sunset.
Lamington National Park truly is a nature-lover’s paradise – go and explore it for yourself…