Ships Stern Circuit - Waterfalls and Escarpments
Binna Burra, Lamington National Park Queensland - Sat 18th March 2023

Max Participants:
Binna Burra, Lamington National Park Queensland
Sat 18th March 2023
Start Time:
End Time:
4:00pm approx
8 hrs approx
Hike Rating:
Grade 4
21.00km approx.
Non-Member Cost:
$50.00 per person
Member Cost:
$40.00 per person
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Ships Stern Circuit – the breath taking views, cascading waterfalls, plunging valleys, unique wildlife and the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest are just some of the things you will encounter on this 21km hike high up on the plateau of the Lamington National Park.

Today’s whole day epic adventure with AW hosts Caron & Kat will challenge you physically, however the rewards make the journey worth the effort.

We will walk under a canopy of forest that transports you to a time so long ago. Our eyes and ears will be meet with wonders of the natural world, piccabeen palms, huge old red cedars and majestic flooded gums are some of the native vegetation along the way.

Stopping at Koolanbilba, Yangahla and Kooloonbano lookouts to take in the views and the escarpment - Kooloonbano Lookout has spectacular views down over the Numinbah Valley, Turtle Rock and Egg Rock sit in the valley below with the Hinze Dam set off into the distance. On a clear day you can see the high rises of Surfers Paradise with the sparkling ocean.

There are some beautiful places to stop along the way, Lower Ballanjui Falls on Nixon Creek is the perfect location for morning tea (provided). We will sit at the bottom of these falls and take in their beauty, power and serenity. Our lunch stop will host spectacular views ... please make sure you pack enough for a full day on the trails.

We will start early to ensure we are off the trail by nightfall, however your day pack should have your head torch just in case. As with all mountains, they create their own weather so a light rain jacket or poncho is advised also.


Views across the valley -  Image courtesy  Tourism and Events Queensland
Magnificent Views
Signage in the area
One of most magnificent walks in the park - image courtesy Lightcapturer & the Qld Government
Gorgeous tropical forest - image courtesy Nicolas Hill & the Qld Government


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Waterfalls

● World Heritage Gondwana Rain Forest

● Diverse Vegetation

● Bird Calls

● Fingers crossed a glimpse of the Lamington NP Blue Crayfish


Adventurous Women® Walk Hosts, Caron & Kat

Home-made treats from the AW QLD Pantry

Coffee & Tea


Transport to/from

What To Bring/Wear

- Comfortable walking boots/shoes

- Poles (if you normally use them)

- Min 2/3 litres of water

- Personal First Aid

- Sun protection

- Insect repellent

- Lunch and Snacks

- Head torch

- Light rain jacket or poncho

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 7 days + prior to departure - Full Refund
  • 6 days or less - No Refund unless a replacement can be found
  • Within 24 hours - No Refund

No refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.

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