Visit two of Queensland's oldest national parks and take a short break in south east Queensland at one of our favourite times of the year. Late Winter in the mountains heralds dramatic skies, abundant wildlife and cool nights radiant with stars. Walks include creek explorations, longer walks on the gently graded tracks and shorter strolls through this World Heritage listed area, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. This subtropical and cool temperate rainforest provides habitat for more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species. From Brisbane we travel south to Tamborine National Park for short rainforest and lookout walks. This park is part of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains, and is made up of 13 sections of land on the Tamborine plateau. We continue south via Canungra to our accommodation close to Binna Burra and the eastern gateway to Lamington National Park. We follow walks along the northern ridges of an ancient shield volcano, admiring the Gondwana rainforest and the creeks and waterfalls of two major rivers. Over two days, we will offer a selection of popular and lesser known walks with options to hike as much or as little as you prefer. On our final morning, we finish with a section of the long distance Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Driving across to neighbouring Springbrook National Park, we enjoy a half day walk following the Little Nerang Creek to the Warringa Pool and the spectacular Purling Brook Falls. Our three night stay is in the Alcheringa Lamington holiday house with home-cooked meals by two generations of the Groom family.