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Coomera Falls Circuit (Binna Burra)
Copyright © 2015 by GCMWWG Coomera Falls Circuit: Area: Main Border Track Binna Burra: Distance: 17.4km Time: 5-6 hours Difficulty: Moderate Grade 3, shown on BB website as EASY. Start Time: 9.00 am Meet up Top Café car park Binna Burra (Follow road as far as it will go) Carry your lunch in your back-pack: PLEASE CHECK ALL WALKS AT 7.30 am ON THE MORNING OF ALL WALKS TO SEE IF THEY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED OR AMENDED. Car Pooling > Nerang Fair 7.50 am, leave 8 am. Give driver a hug and $5. Walk leader:Judy[masked] Please do not be put off by the overall distance here as this walk is not too difficult. I have shown it as moderate as we do cross a couple of creeks which to me upgrade the walk to moderate. We will take this whole walk at a very leisurely pace and for sure everyone in our group that has attended a walk in the past three months could complete this without much more effort than you have done already. About the walk: After leaving the Coomera Seat Junction, the track winds down the Beechmont Range and into the Coomera Valley itself. It passes through dense rainforest with occasional small creeks crossing the track as the lower slopes are reached. There are some very interesting ti-tree thickets on the way down to the main falls as well as large stands of eucalypt and brush box. Near the main falls, (5.4k’s from start) the beautiful Yarrabilgong Falls cascade directly into the gorge from the opposite cliffs. STAND on the parapet (see picture) and look down 160m into the luxuriously green Coomera Gorge and the relentlessness of time becomes apparent. The rainforest mountain stream which turns into the Coomera River bounces down a succession of small rapids, before crystal-clear water spreads and freefalls in a silver veil to the rocks far below. The main falls are spectacular in the wet season and as we have just had some rain we should see the benefit of that as the mist and spray fill the gorge. The track now follows beside the Coomera Crevice, a very deep cleft with its own waterfall (Gwongorbulli Falls) at the back of the crevice. After reaching the first crossing, the track now winds up the gorge past a lovely selection of 7 or eight waterfalls until the last, Goorawa Falls, is reached. The blue and white spiny Lamington Crayfish is sometimes seen in the pools, but is often seen walking on these tracks near the water during wet weather. At the top of the valley, the Coomera Circuit Track joins the Main Border Track which is a relatively easy level track back to Binna Burra.

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