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Albert Creek Circuit at Lamington National Park

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published November 28th 2014
Great longer but still easy walk at O'Reilly's
At 22 km this hike is longer than most in the area, but the great quality track takes you along some of the most beautiful rainforest in the area along with amazing views south to New South Wales and Mt Warning. It's well worth doing for anyone who likes longer hikes.

The hike starts at O'Reilly's, which is officially known as the Green Mountains section of Lamington National park, but no one uses that name. You start along the border track until you see the turn off to Albert Creek Circuit.

The border track
The border track

You have a choice of doing the circuit in a clockwise or anticlockwise manner. If you want to do the circuit in a clockwise manner, pass the turnoff and keep walking along the border track until you find the second turnoff.

The recommendation from people who have done it both ways is that anticlockwise is the better option as it starts by taking you along the creek, so you start off with the most beautiful part of the track and at the end of the hike you have a fairly straightforward walk back to the border track from Echo Point lookout.

Creek crossings are pretty easy
Creek crossings are pretty easy

Going anticlockwise you walk down into Black Canyon and follow the creek some of the way. Echo Falls is close to the midway point of the hike and a great scenic spot to stop for lunch.

Echo Falls
Echo Falls

Alternatively if you prefer your lunch break with spectacular views then Echo Point Lookout is the perfect stopping point. While nearly every hike in Lamington has great views, I think the view from Echo Point is one of the best.

The view from Echo Point Lookout
The view from Echo Point Lookout

From there you go over a little hump that you will barely notice and then it is mostly down hill back to the border track and a straight run to the cafe at O'Reilly's for coffee, cake or meal.

Overall this is a great and easy to hike track. It's a little long for inexperienced or unfit hikers but certainly a good track to try if you are fit and want to go do something a little longer.
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Why? Follow the creek to falls and views
Where: O'Reilly's (Green Mountains) Lamington National Park
Your Comment
I love your articles (bush walking in particular), very informative and your photos are worth a thousand words.

You may wish to include in one of your articles whether you belong to any particular club or whether you personally take small groups bush walking.

Jimmy Bee
by J.P. Birmingham (score: 0|9) 1877 days ago
Hello Jimmy,

Thanks, I am glad you enjoy the articles. I try to both motivate people to take a particular hike and provide practical information on the hike.

Hiking is also a great social activity. There are several hiking clubs around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Ipswich. Brisbane Bushwalkers is one.

Alternatively has a number of hiking and outdoor activity groups that are free to join. They do everything from local walks to serious all day walks.

by Roy Chambers (score: 2|751) 1875 days ago
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