If you crave world-class walking tracks and rainforest experiences, look to Binna Burra Mountain Lodge and Campsite. Surrounded by world-heritage Lamington NP, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge offers historic eco-accommodation, easy access to bush-walks, birdwatching and a host of adventure and other programs.
This Gold Coast hinterland eco-lodge was first established in the 1930’s. The original accommodation with character buildings built from hand-cut tallow wood slabs is now heritage-listed and remains quite charming. Guests can now also enjoy rainforest camping and a new Skylodge experience, which opened this year.
Positioned 800 metres above sea level amidst the sub-tropical rainforest of Lamington National Park , Binna Burra is centre stage to some of Australia’s most spectacular natural features. Winding through ancient Antarctic Beech forest, along exposed escarpments and into heath-land, be amazed by the rich abundance of birds and unique wildlife that inhabit this complex and diverse ecosystem.
Lodge accommodation comes in a number of forms –
- the original Casuarina rooms are heritage guest house style, nestled in gardens and designed just to be slept in. These historic character rooms offers comfortable beds, wash basin vanity and shared bathroom facilities.
- Acacia rooms have private ensuite and sleep singles, couples of larger families.
- Sky Lodges are Binna Burra’s new luxury accommodation – spacious one, two & three bedroom apartments offering a stylish contemporary alternative to Binna Burra’s traditional lodges with generous balconies, breathtaking views, fully equipped self-contained cooking facilities, spa baths, fire places, BBQ & some laundry facilities. Sky Lodges are a luxury option for conference bookers, individual holiday-makers or a romantic weekend getaway.
- Camping – set high up on the ranges with panoramic views of the Numinbah Valley and the far-away coastal plains, choose from budget cabins (safari tent style accommodation), private tent and drive-on sites, some with power.
Points of interest
- Although Binna Burra's original rooms were designed to get away from phones and TV's, the new Skylodges offer flat screen TVs, DVD's, stereos & wireless internet.
- Binna Burra offers a number of guest dining experiences, including a Clifftop Dining Room, Lamington Tea House, BBQ and cooking shelters.
- Binna Burra was the first Australian property to attain the internationally-recognised Green Globe Certification for its best practice environmental performance, and was listed in the top 10 Eco-Lodges and Green Hotels in the World (‘Independent Traveller’).
- Binna Burra holds advanced eco-tourism certification, recognising of its environmental initiatives and nature-experiences including guided bush-walks, photography classes, birding workshops and more.
- For the thrill seekers, even the most adventurous will be challenged by the flying fox and sheer cliff abseil descents -- some of the best in Australia.
Things to do nearby
- If you crave National park walking tracks and rainforest experiences, look to the extensive range of national park walking tracks which surround Binna Burra Mountain Lodge and Campsite.
- Birdwatching is also popular in this region - either sitting quietly in the national park or as part of a guided twitcher tour.
- Once you've had your fill of the forests, consider a wine-tasting adventure along the a Scenic Rim wine trail or head for the shops, galleries and cafes of Mt Tamborine.
- Tamborine also boasts a range of unique attractions, including Glow Worm Caves, Thunderbird Park and a Rainforest Skywalk.