Queensland Rainforests: Lamington National Park

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Queensland Ancient Rainforests: Lamington National Park

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

I’ve saved the best for last! Lamginton rainforest hike is perhaps my favourite Queensland rainforest hike. The scale of the trees, intensity of the twisty vines and lush ferns, is transcendental. Lamington National Park is a two hour drive south of Brisbane.

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington forests are a part of the Gondwana rainforests. Gondwana rainforests are some of my favourite rainforests on Earth. The forests are ancient, left over from when the southern hemisphere (South America, Africa, Arabia, Madagascar, India, Australia, and Antarctica) were all  attached and part of the giant continent of Gondwana. They are a part of the Australian World Heritage protected areas. Some of Lamington’s plants are primitive and their species existed over 100 million years ago!

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

My family hiked Lamington early in the day, on a week day; thus, the trail was very quiet. We were thrilled to spy single adult, and mothers with their babes, forest wallabies on several occasions.

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

The scents of the rainforests are spectacular. At times, the forests are rich with spicy, woody mists and at other times, the distinct smell of wild koala makes me stop and scan the thick canopies for the owner of the musky-eucalyptus fragrance.

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

The pictures speak for themselves: being “lost” in the centre of the rainforest is paradise.

Enjoy a stroll with us, though the outrageously beautiful, Lamington rainforest. Be sure to scroll down for a short video of a wild wallaby in the rainforest:

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington Rainforest, Mix Hart, 2017

Lamington forest is my final instalment of the “Queensland rainforest hikes” blogs. If you enjoy this post you can read more about other the Queensland rainforests in these posts: Springbrook ,  D’Aguilar and Kondalilla Falls.

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