They say that Binna Burra Mountain Lodge is not just a place, it's a spirit.
A spirit of peace and tranquillity that waits for you by misty mountain pools and breathtaking lookout.
Hidden amidst lush rainforest at the gateway to Lamington National Park, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge invites you to discover the wonders of the wilderness.
Binna Burra represents a spirit of well-being that rejuvenates your soul as you breathe in the clear mountain air - a spirit of adventure that challenges your personal limits as you abseil from a clifftop. And a spirit of friendship and camaraderie that stays with you long after you've returned to the real world.
One of Australia's longest established nature-based resorts, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge was founded in 1933 by two pioneering conservationists, Romeo Lahey and Arthur Groom.
Their vision was to create a place where people could stay and experience the beauty of the rainforest - a vision which has been enjoyed by generations of nature-lovers, adventure-seekers and environmentalists for more than 60 years.
The original mountain cabins, built from hand-cut tallow wood slabs, are still in use, refitted with modern amenities and facilities; there are no phones, clocks, radios or televisions in your room to remind you of the life you've left behind; and our staff and guides are committed to helping you discover the timeless pleasures of the natural environment.
Stretching out across the McPherson Ranges in south-east Queensland, Lamington National Park is World Heritage-Listed wilderness area which comprises Australia's largest remnant of sub-tropical rainforest. More than 160 kills of walking tracks wend their way through fern-filled gullies, wind-eroded caves and up to breathtaking lookouts. On the highest peaks, misty forests of ancient Antarctic beech trees date back over 2000 years; down in the valleys, crystal clear streams cascade over moss-covered boulders into deep mountain pools. Wildlife: The area abounds with native wildlife. Echoing through dense canopy overhead, you 'II hear the call of Whip birds, Satin Bowerbirds and Green Catbirds while our resident ornithologist can help you find the rare Rufous Scrub Bird and Paradise Rifle Bird. In the jungle? thick undergrowth, goannas, scrub turkeys and pademelons show no fear of visitors.
Whether you want to join in with the scheduled activities or find your own private corner of the rainforest, every day at Binna Burra offers new discoveries and new experiences.
Our daily program of activities features interpretive walks and birdwatching expeditions in the National Park, escorted by our fully qualified guides. There is always a choice of one full day or two half day walks or we can pack a picnic lunch and track map if you would like to explore on your own.
Lamington National Park offers a host of challenges for the thrillseeker. The rocky crags and sheer cliff faces are ideal for abseiling our instructors will help you tackle beginner, intermediate or advanced sessions. Try out our High and Low Ropes Courses or soar through the forest on our Flying Fox - one of the longest in the southern hemisphere.
Curl up with a good book in front of a roaring log fire; learn more about the rainforest at one of our slide or film presentations; catch up with the night owls on a guided spotlighting adventure; indulge in a soothing massage; or spin a few, yarns around the campfire.
Throughout the year, we host a number of special interest workshops and programs, including seasonal Gourmet Weekends, Photography Week, Ecology Weekends and Adventure Weekends. Each one features practical demonstrations, lectures and guest speakers.
The younger set will love our adventure playground... and they'll be learning about environment at the same time. The playground features a host of activities, including a 'scratch-and-sniff' forest, cubby house, a three-dimensional maze, bridges, ladders, swings, caves and tree stumps all designed to help them experience the rainforest eco-system activities programs 'Just for Kids' are also available during the Queensland and New South Wales school holidays and at weekends.
From the Pacific Highway, take the Nerang turn-off if travelling south or the Beechmont/Beaudesert turn-off if travelling north. Follow the signs to Beechmont and Binna Burra. Allow approximately 90 minutes from Brisbane, 60 mins from Coolangatta and 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise.