Re-launch Rainforest Way website

1 August 2016

The new Rainforest Way drive tourism route website was officially launched today. Originally launched in 2004 by the then Northern Rivers Tourism, the Rainforest Way is now managed by the Australia’s Green Cauldron National Landscape Steering Committee.   The recent work has been to update the website and the scenic drive routes to include new […]


Nature and Adventure

Exploring Australia’s Green Cauldron is a great way to learn about the environment and one of the best ways to get close to the region’s people, stories and landscapes – it’s a treasure trove of natural wonders with stunning landscapes, unique plants and animals and a rich diversity of sea life.


If adventure is your thing, the regions diverse and ancient landscape offers fantastic outdoor experiences just a short distance from major cities and towns. There’s outdoor and adventure experiences to suit all levels of fitness and challenge on land, water and in the air.


Walk the Lyrebird Track of Wollumbin National Park (formely known as Mt Warning National Park) and listen for the call of the rare Albert’s Lyrebird. Wind along the many tracks in the lush sub-tropical rainforest of Lamington National Park, then do the O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk through the vine-lined canopy.


Trek down valleys and up to spectacular lookouts in Springbrook National Park. Walk through rainforest to Pinnacle lookout, situated on the rim of massive Wollumbin Crater, in Border Rangers National Park. Then picnic amongst the park’s Antarctic beech forest. Scale the heights of Mt Maroon, Mt Barney, Mt Mitchell and Mt Cordeaux near Beaudesert. Hike past waterfalls and creeks in the scenic Nightcap Range in Nightcap National Park.


So if you’re planning a trip to the region, here’s some useful links to help you experience the natural wonders of Australia’s Green Cauldron.


NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service – explore our parks

Queensland National Parks – find a park or forest

Top 30 National Park Walks in the Scenic Rim

30 Great Walks Northern Rivers Region


There’s also plenty to discover in each of the towns and villages located within the heart of Australia’s Green Cauldron by clicking on images below.


Byron Bay
Byron Bay
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Gold Coast
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Scenic Rim
Scenic Rim
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