Lamington National Park

Long before the continent of Australia existed as a separate entity, it was part of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, in a time when Australia, Antarctica, South America and New Zealand were joined as a single landmass.

The vegetation of this primeval "lost world" was rainforest, and so Australian rainforest provides a tangible link with ancient Gondwana, the evolutionary cradle of Australia's unique plants and animals.

Because of this evolutionary significance, Australian rainforests have been declared as World Heritage Areas.

The 20,500 hectares of Lamington National Park were first protected in 1915, making Lamington one of Australia's oldest and most famous national parks.

The park features more than 100 kilometres of walking tracks, which wind their way beneath towering Strangler Fig trees and spectacular waterfalls.

Birdwatchers are drawn to Lamington from all over the world to see unique species such as lyrebirds and bowerbirds.