Current Alerts and Information relevant to Binna Burra Lodge.
Please note that QPWS will be carrying out a major project in conjunction with the Department of Transport to improve the thoroughfare and parking facilities on the road to the Teahouse and Campsite. The project will last for approximately 8 weeks from the 14 January 2019. During this time there will be noise and disruption to the Lamington Teahouse and campsite areas.
Monday to Friday access to the Teahouse and Campsite will be managed by “stop-go” operations from 7.30am until approx. 3pm, with the road being fully open at weekends. Please note that the Lamington Teahouse will be closed from Monday to Friday, during this time the lodge cafe will be open in the Clifftop Dining Room.
The Australia Day weekend and subsequent public holiday will not be affected by the road works.
New features once completed will be a designated footpath for pedestrians, formalised parking spaces on either side of the road and new road signage to help reduce the speed of drivers approaching the shared zone.
Furthermore, on the 29 January for approx. 6 weeks there will be a second QPWS project commencing at the information centre. This project will not disrupt Lodge services and road access will operate as normal.
Dogs & Domestic Animals in LAMINGTON National Park
While we at Binna Burra are Dog and animal lovers in general, we do have to draw a line when it comes to bringing your animals to Binna Burra Lodge and Lamington National Park.
Few things are more sacred to us than our dogs, so when we’re told that they’re not allowed in national parks you may feel personally offended. Rest assured, however, that any restrictions are in place for good reason.
Danger to our dogs
- National parks frequently use poisonous ground baiting to target introduced species such as foxes. These baits are toxic and can sadly be fatal to our beloved canines.
- National parks are full of shrubbery – the perfect environment for paralysis ticks, which are potentially fatal to dogs.
- Wet rocks and moss are very slippery, and your dog can cut their pads on sharp rocks
Danger to the environment
While recreation is often encouraged in national parks, it’s worth remembering that national parks exist primarily for the preservation of the natural environment. Therefore, any activities that negatively impact on the environment are banned. These are the main reasons why dogs aren’t allowed in national parks:
- Even the most docile dogs are predatory animals and are therefore a threat to protected wildlife
- Native animals are vulnerable to diseases that dogs may carry
- Barking and scents left by dogs can scare wildlife and attract other predatory animals
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in regards to this matter.