There are three desirable traits to look for in a trail running destination if you really want to enjoy your running during the oppressive Queensland summer : elevation, shade and water. Lamington National Park ticks all of these boxes and features around 150km of trails!
For those that haven't run or hiked at Lamington before, the trails I ran yesterday are a good intro. Start at Binna Burra and head out on the Daves Creek loop, a really nice 12k mix of rainforest and dryer forest with views out over the Numinbah valley. Then to cool off run the 6k out and back down to Gwongoorool pool, a perfect deep swimming hole on the Coomera river. If your after a bit longer mission my favourite is the Ships Stern/Daves Creek link-up which I wrote about here last summer. Enjoy!