Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Coomera Circuit

Coomera Circuit starts from the border track in Binna Burra.
Coomera Falls is one of the main features of  the Lamington National Park.

The trail may be traversed one way or the other (from Binna Burra), but the best route would be clockwise - from the headwaters of the Coomera River on top of the McPherson Range, and tracking downstream to where the Coomera falls into its eponymous gorge. There are at least six creek crossings and twice as many waterfalls. Proceeding downstream along the trail, each waterfall is bigger than the previous one. They say 'It can't get any better'! Well I heard that too, about a hundred times or at least at every stop, on the Coomera Circuit.

But before the Falls and Gorge, there's a small matter of about seven kilometres of the Border Track from Binna Burra (or about 14km from O'Reilly's in the Green Mountains).
Traipsing around these parts is a most wonderful thing.
From Mt Merino lookout to Rous River (above) and Mt Warning (below).

Standing on the north rim - Mount Warning
I found a thumb and stuck it in the breeze

Lake Advancetown. We were standing/ Gazing at peaceful waters

Tracking the Coomera downstream. Goorawa Falls, Neerigomindalala Falls,
Chigigunya Falls, the Moolgoolong Cascades.

Up at the range, before the descent to the head of the Coomera River, the trail crosses some of the tributaries: Dragonbird Creek, Bowerbird Creek and Hobwee Creek. The track intersects these creeks again downstream.

Gwongarragong Falls

Kagoonya Falls

Burrajum Creek

Bahnamboola Falls

At the end of the Coomera Track is this little beauty.
 Nahnangboola Falls.

Walking the border track is a privilege, but walking the Coomera Circuit is something else. It's like treading on sacred ground. 

Somewhere over the rainbow.
Are trees of green.
Waterfalls too.

The redwood forest

Coomera Gorge

The gorge stream waters.

This land was made for you and them.
What a wonderful curl.

And a wonderful world.

Coomera Falls.


I retraced my steps.
Sometimes on the Coomera Circuit, one can get caught in a deep dreamy reverie.
When this happens, some rare species of bipeds take the opportunity to flash past on the way.
They fly past in a blur, and if you blink, you'll miss them altogether. I think they're related to Wile E Coyote, but this trio belong to that wild species called trail-runners.

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