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Bellbird Lookout Track at Binna Burra

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published March 24th 2019
Easy walk to unbeatable views at Binna Burra
The Bellbird Lookout Track is a nice little 2 km return walk in Binna Burra to a great lookout with spectacular views of Ships Stern, Turtle Rock, Egg Rock (Kurraragin) and Numinbah Valley. This is the best easy walk to choose at Binna Burra if you want views.

Enjoying the view at Bellbird Lookout
Enjoying the view at Bellbird Lookout


There are multiple trail heads up at Binna Burra, each with its own nearby parking spot. The walk to Bellbird Lookout starts at the car park just below the one at the end of Binna Burra Road. Some people will park at the top by the Lamington Tea House and then walk down the road to the start of the trail so that at the end of the hike, their car will be next to the Tea House. If you are looking for the specific car park at the trailhead, you can enter Gold Coast Great Walk - Binna Burra Trailhead into Google Maps to find it.

The start of the track
The start of the track


The track itself is well maintained and an easy walk that heads downhill, but not at a steep angle. At this part of the track it is mostly rainforest and is well shaded, so it makes a great walk even in summer.

The track is well maintained and easy walking
The track is well maintained and easy walking


The lookout is on a side track and is well marked at it should be the first track on your left that you come to. The lookout itself is shady with great views down the Numinbah Valley where you can clearly see such features as Egg Rock (Kurraragin), Turtle Rock and Ships Stern.

Numinbah Valley and Ships Stern, Turtle Rock and Egg Rock (Kurraragin)
Numinbah Valley and Ships Stern, Turtle Rock and Egg Rock (Kurraragin)


For this walk, I recommend taking snacks or even lunch to enjoy at the lookout. You can also check out Bellbird Clearing to extend the walk a little further, but most people find that it is of little interest.

Bellbird is a great place to relax and enjoy the view
Bellbird is a great place to relax and enjoy the view


The more adventurous might want to head further down the track. There are 2 other lookouts, including Koolanbilba
Lookout and Yangahla Lookout. I think that if you go down to Yangahla and return, the total length of the return hike would be around 5 kms. Of course, you can head all the way down to the base of the Ballanjiu Falls or do the Lower Bellbird Circuit, but you should really plan if you wanted to those hikes so that you have enough water and time.

If you want to walk further, you can also head down to the Yangahla Lookout
If you want to walk further, you can also head down to the Yangahla Lookout


Overall, The Bellbird Lookout Walk is a great little hike to a beautiful spot with amazing views. This is the best choice of an easy walk at Binna Burra if you are looking for a great lookout.
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Great photos and guide to walks. Got me thinking about going there again.
by Barb Jeffs (score: 1|86) 113 days ago
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