Binna Burra Mountain Lodge
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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.
An idyllic mountain rainforest hideaway - The Lodge
Experience the magic as Binna Burra Mountain Lodge combines the peace and tranquillity of a mountain getaway with a unique opportunity to explore a truly beautiful rainforest environment.
Rustic Cabin Accommodation
The Lodge provides accommodation for a limited number of guests in rustic style lodges with the original buildings built from hand-cut tallow wood slabs. Some of the cabins date back to when the Lodge was first established in the early 1930s. All cabins offer tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, heaters, are non-smoking, and are serviced daily. To help guests leave the outside world behind, televisions and telephones, clocks and radios whilst available in the lodge, are not found in guest rooms.
Two styles of accommodation are available:
Acacia rooms are undoubtedly the most popular rooms at the Lodge. They offer panoramic mountain or rainforest views and each has its own balcony. Acacia's have private shower and toilet facilities and have either queen, double, twin beds or can sleep larger families.
Casuarina rooms are heritage guesthouse style rooms nestled amidst native gardens. These original rooms were designed just to be slept in, as the rest of the time was spent socialising in the guest lounges and enjoying the facilities of the Lodge. Casuarina rooms offer comfortable beds plus wash basin vanity unit. Separate bathroom facilities close to rooms on the same level are shared by just a small number of other guests.
Experience beyond the view
- Guests are free to enjoy the daily activities program of guided walks and adventure activities, find solitude in the relaxation areas around the Lodge or explore the Park at your leisure.
- Share the magic of a roaring log fire in the main Guest Lounge at the end of the day.
- Plan the next day's activities and enjoy a spectacular mountain sunset over pre-dinner drinks in the cosy Library or on the Coomera Terrace.
- Learn more about the Lamington National Park flora & fauna or find some light reading in the well-stocked Library
- Buy locally-produced arts, crafts, souvenirs and essentials from the Lodge Gift Shop.
- Join in the friendly ambience of communal seating or a quiet table for 2 in the Clifftop Dining Room where the hearty country style food is matched only by the spectacular view.
- For the thrill seekers, even the most adventurous will be challenged by the sheer cliff abseil descents, some of the best in Australia.
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