The camps host 24 people of varied fitness levels (beginner to intermediate), each wanting to be pushed. It’s not just the training sessions that are unique, the atmosphere is one of support and camaraderie to anyone willing to put in the work. Participants fly in to the Gold Coast from all over Australia to experience this life-changing event.
Commandofit Training Camps are open to all applicants who wish to:
- Assess their own physical fitness
- Test themselves with unfamiliar activities
- Test and learn new ways to improve their mental conditioning
- Test their ability to function individually and within a small team
The Course duration is 3 days and nights (Sunday afternoon to Wednesday morning) and includes physical training; adventure activities; technique development; mental development; diet and nutrition. The Commando spends quality time with you throughout the course. The price includes accommodation for 3 nights (including bedding and towels) and all meals (dietary requirements are catered for).
Dates: 28th - 31st July; 15th - 18th September; 13th - 16th October; 27th - 30th October.
Cost: 1,500.00 (inc. GST)
Bookings & information: Call Lauren on 1300 246 622
Spaces remain on some of the camps, so be quick to secure yours.
WIN! a spot to train on our July 'Commandofit Training Camp'.
This is your chance to train for 3 days with The Commando from Ch. 10's Biggest Loser. To enter, LIKE Binna Burra's Facebook page, then email
and tell us in 25 words or less why you would like to challenge yourself and train with the Commando.
Prize value: $1,500, includes accommodation and meals. Conditions apply - see below.
Terms & Conditions: This prize is valid for one space on the Commandofit Training Camp at Binna Burra Lodge on July 28th - 31st 2013 only. Participants must be over the age of 18 years. The prize is not transferrable, cannot be redeemed for cash, sold or exchanged for any other goods or services at Binna Burra Lodge Ltd. Transport to/from Binna Burra Lodge is at the winners own expense. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to this event. Entries close 5pm June 30th 2013.
‘Stay 4 Pay 3 Winter Fireplace Special’
Spend four nights experiencing the beauty of the Gold Coast Hinterland at either Binna Burra Lodge or the new Sky Lodges... and pay for only 3.
As the nights draw in, what better way to spend some time than curled up in front of a fireplace or relaxing in a spa bath with dreamy views over mountains and valleys?
This special offer is available in any of the following accommodation styles, and includes morning & afternoon tea, and guided walks:
- Mountain Lodge Casuarina Rooms
- Mountain Lodge Acacia Rooms
- Sky Lodge Studio
- Sky Lodge 1 bedroom apartment
- Sky Lodge 2 bedroom apartment
- Sky Lodge 3 bedroom apartment
Book now by calling 1300 246 622.
Valid for 4 nights stay. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts/offers. Offer ends 31st July 2013.
‘Kids Stay for Free’
Get back to nature and re-kindle some traditional family values at authentic Binna Burra Mountain Lodge where KIDS STAY FOR FREE until July 31st 2013.
Set high in the hills of the world heritage listed rainforest, there are more than 160km of bush walks, and adventure activities that the kids will love. Binna Burra’s expert guides are on hand seven days a week to educate and invigorate with a knowledge and love of the surrounds. The free daily activities can include guided walks to caves or waterfalls, evening ‘Spotlighting’ discovering nocturnal native animals, and craft, bush tucker talks or archery.
The weekly programs also include adventure activities such as the flying-fox (zip line) and abseiling. These activities incur a small fee (kids $10, adults $20). The program changes weekly, so it’s best to phone ahead and see what’s on.
Family-friendly activities on the program consider children’s needs, interests, and abilities. It’s an opportunity for nature-based experiences and education rather than computers, game consoles and television (the Lodge rooms deliberately have no TV).
Rates also include complimentary morning and afternoon tea in the Clifftop Dining Room which overlooks the surrounding mountains.
Spend some good old fashioned family time at Binna Burra. Call 1300 246 622 to take advantage of this offer.
Valid until July 31st 2013. Maximum 3 children per family. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts/offers. Child policy: 0 – 12 years.
This year’s authentic yuletide event will take place on 19th & 20th of July.
Christmas in July is a perfect weekend to experience Lamington National Park and the historic Lodge in all its glory. The weekend of activities will include a misty stroll amongst the ancient Antarctic Beech trees on the Tullawallal walk, where you can partake in tea & mince pies. On the Friday night, the Beechmont School Choir perform pre-dinner carols which is a delight to watch, and on Saturday there’s a visit from Santa.
Relax in front of a roaring log fire, sip on mulled wine at sunset in the library, and devour a sumptuous Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
For further enquiries or to book your Mountain Lodge Room or Sky Lodge, call 1300 246 622. Campsite bookers can enjoy Friday night’s performance or Saturday’s Christmas feast by booking in for dinner in the Clifftop Dining Room.
For your chance to win one FREE night for two people (including bed & breakfast) in an Acacia Room at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge simply Click here to ‘Like’ Binna Burra Lodge on Facebook.
Entries close July 31st 2013. The winner will be notified on Facebook.
Professor Moriarty will provide an insight into ‘what is out there’ on the Friday night, with a presentation in the Lodge library after dinner, and you’ll put this into practise on the Saturday night, with viewings in the clear dark winter sky. Discover moons, planets, galaxies, and a breathtaking blanket of stars and constellations.
Interested? Why not check out ‘Google Sky’…. a very popular online resource for navigating around the sky, zooming in to see lots of celestial objects. It’s an add-on to the downloadable Google Earth, which lets you do the same thing, except this time by looking down on our planet instead of looking away from it. Perhaps this might tempt you into learning more?
Join us for a weekend of entertaining evenings under the brilliant and awe-inspiring Australian Skies.
Star Gazing is complimentary for guests staying at the Mountain & the Sky Lodges. Spaces are strictly limited.
Ideal for couples, families and specialty groups, the Safari Tents are a practical and unique accommodation option. This year, Binna Burra has begun replacing some of the older cabins with brand new ‘made to order’ versions, similar to the older style, but of course brand spanking new!
Safari Tents are a great way of camping…not quite ‘glamping’, however an easy option if you want the outdoor experience, but don’t have the camping gear, or you simply can’t be bothered going to the effort of putting it all up!
Safari tents accommodate 2 to 6 people and are furnished with pine beds and mattresses, vinyl floors, screened opening windows, lighting and your own private veranda with table and chairs, set into the rainforest. Each cabin has its own fire pit, which is very unusual so close to a national park. It makes staying here a truly authentic camping experience. Wood is available to buy from the Lodge and marshmallows can usually be purchased from the Teahouse on weekends or from the Lodge Reception. BYO linen, blankets and pillows or ask reservations team about our linen hire service.
Breathe in the fresh mountain air and watch little pademelons skip by, whilst listening to an array of birdsong.
‘Left Field’ and ‘Escapade’ are all about mates singing a four part harmony. The Toowoomba based groups have performed at Binna Burra since 2010, and owing to their success they have returned year upon year. The boys love what they do and so will you.
It’s a special treat and adds that little something ‘extra’ to your weekend stay.
Mountain Lodge, Sky Lodge and Campsite guests are very welcome to join in the ambiance by booking a table for dinner on either night. To reserve, call 1300 246 622.
It was in 1933 that Binna Burra brought its first holiday makers up the hill at Beechmont, to the first Christmas Camp in 1933. The wind, rain and storms did not make the ‘canvas camp’ a comfortable experience, but nonetheless, the group of intrepid adventurers persevered, and Binna Burra grew into what it is today.
This year, Binna Burra turns 80, and is celebrating with its first annual ‘Back to Binna Burra’ festival in December. The four day event will commence on Wednesday 4th and end on Sunday 8th December, and will comprise of numerous activities and entertainment, involving local community, friends, family, shareholders, guests, staff, and everything that makes ‘Binna Burra’.
A true celebration, with historical readings and presentations, guest speakers and guides, traditional bush-dance with live music in the Barn, hearty authentic recipes on the menu, historic demonstrations, bush breakfast, and campfire bush poetry.
Come ‘Back to Binna Burra’ and experience who we are and what it is that you love about this special place.
Top 12 Energy Saving Tips for your Home...
2. Wash clothes in cold water
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Get Off the Beaten Track...
You won’t find a more unique adventure than Binna Burra’s off-track Wild Walks in World-Heritage Listed Lamington National Park. Exclusive to groups of 10 people maximum, you can trek ‘Rambo-style’ through the rainforest, for fitness, for a challenge, or for fun. Discover the lesser travelled areas of this amazing Australian wilderness with our experienced eco-guides. 2013 Wild Walks:
18/19 May: Split Rock...
The day begins with an abseil, followed by lunch, then a hike out to Split Rock. It’s not far, but the classic rainforest terrain makes up for that! This day has something for everyone.
16/17 August: Middle Ridge Traverse...
This is for adventurers that want to hike from Green Mountains to Binna Burra the old fashioned way….cross country. Visit remote Fountain Falls and trek through virgin rainforest. Remember only 20 people a year can do this special walk.
15/16 November: Ships Stern: Over the Edge...
Spend the day rock-hopping down escarpments, climbing through volcanic lava tubes and abseiling into the beautiful Numinbah Valley. Finish the day with a welcome drink, followed by a bus trip back to Binna Burra Lodge.