Take Nerang exit and drive on the Beaudesert Nerang Rd, then on Nerang Murwillumbah Rd. Turn sharp on the right to Beechmont Rd and enjoy an impressive scenic drive. Take care driving since the road is steep and narrow.
Turn left into Binna Burra Rd, for an incredible drive on a road with great views, but again it is steep and winding.
Park the car at the Saddle carpark and wear your hiking boots and put your backpack on the shoulders.
Prior the day of the hike, check the Park Alert on the Qld Park website.
If you have been hiking and a few hours later you are itchy and the skin around the bites start to be swollen and be very irritated, most likely you have been under attack by some minuscule monsters called biting midges or sandflies.
Biting midges thrive in environments with moisture, such as damp soil, mud, wet leaves. The moisture and the temperature are paramount conditions for the hatching of the eggs of these insects.
Usually, you don't realise when the midges bite you. Only a few hours later, you are going to have all the symptoms. The female bites on the skin to get the necessary blood to develop a batch of eggs. The skin swollen, gets red, irritate, itchy.
Prevent midges attack applying some insect repellent in form or cream. Wear long well button up sleeved shirts, long trousers and long socks.
Along the trail is common to encounter stinging trees. They are covered with stinging hairs and when touched, the hairs deliver potent neurotoxins which are very painful.
Indigenous people used the long fibres of the stinging trees to make nets and lines, ate the fruit and used it as a medication to relieve the pain from arthritis and rheumatism.