Green Mountains – West Canungra Creek Circuit – 13.9 km return (class 4)
Make sure that your fitness level is up to the task.
This circuit descends almost half a kilometre (440m) on a steep, zig-zagging track pass Darraboola Falls to ‘Yerralahla’ (blue pool) passing by some large rainforest trees including red cedar Toona ciliata, and then follows the creek for most of its length, crossing it several times. Eels inhabit the West Canungra Creek. They bite when threatened and injuries have occurred. Creek crossings may be difficult to navigate and the circuit might not be obvious in places. Take particular care at creek crossings, especially after rain. Check track conditions with a ranger before you leave. Following Kalgamahla Falls circuit exits via the Box Forest circuit.
On overcast summer days, leaf-tailed geckos may be seen along this circuit. This gecko is endemic to the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Fossilised ancestors of this species from over 20 million years ago have been found in the World Heritage-listed Australian Fossil Mammal sites (Riversleigh).