Nestled in a small parcel of land surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, Binna Burra, is a charming area shrouded in lush, ancient rainforest. The name, Binna Burra, is an Aboriginal word meaning "where the beech tree grows," referring to a stand of ancient Antarctic Beech in the nearby rainforest.... more
Binna Burra is a great starting point for numerous nature walks through the pristine Lamington National Park. Explore caves once used by the local indigenous people for shelter and cooking. Marvel at thundering waterfalls shrouded in mist. Feel the temperature drop and the sun disappear as you descend into the rainforest canopy.
The blue and white spiny Lamington Crayfish can sometimes be seen in rock pools, but more often met casually strolling down the walking tracks during wet weather. Keep a look-out for koalas high in the trees as well as small pademelon kangaroos, goannas and more than 600 bird species.
Facilities at Binna Burra include a visitors' centre, cafe, a guesthouse, campsites, safari tents, powered sites, picnic grounds, and an environmental education centre.
Founded in 1933, Binna Burra's Mountain Lodge is one of Australia's longest established nature-based resorts, named one of the world's top 10 eco-lodges and green hotels. The original rustic log cabins have been updated with modern amenities, but televisions, phones, clocks and radios have deliberately been left behind.
Binna Burra is approximately 90 minutes' drive south of Brisbane via Beechmont. The road is unsuitable for caravans.... less