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Activities

From adventure to relaxation and everything in between, we've got your holiday covered! Activities are open to all guests and day visitors.

ADVENTURE

We have partnered with locally operated adventure company ParkTours to get you exploring the great outdoors. Take your pick from archery, guided half-day hikes, spotlighting night walks, kids activities and more!

ARCHERY

Everyone loves to shoot arrows. In fact, archery has been around for almost 15,000 years and was once critical to human survival. Our guides will explain how to hold the bow and aim for the target. All you have to do is hit the bulls-eye! It’s fun, great for hand-eye co-ordination | Ages 7+ 

GUIDED WALKS!

Let our guides take you on an adventure through the natural beauty of Lamington National Park. Some of these walks are rated as the best in Australia by Australian Geographic and offer a range of different distances and attractions. Experience the wonders of the complex geology from volcanic activity, or the cool temperate rainforest pockets full of Antarctic Beech. Remember to keep your eyes aloft as you might just see a koala sitting sleepily in the branches or the chatter of bowerbirds and catbirds as you walk.

A little about ParkTours

Starting in 1975, the company is family-owned and operated by Lisa Groom, granddaughter of Arthur Groom (founder of Binna Burra Lodge).  A feature of any ParkTours journey is discovering the natural world with guides who call the place home. Local people can share hidden gems of their back-yard, whether it’s learning the call of the elusive Albert’s Lyrebird or delving safely into the Gondwana Rainforests on a day walk. Our school holiday program will focus on connecting kids to nature, giving them soft adventures while parents can re-charge & relax with Mindful Mornings or some well-deserved downtime.  All of our guides have first aid training and Blue Card accreditation. ParkTours has Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation and follows a COVID safe industry plan.

Let our experienced local guides take you on a journey into the ancient Gondwana Rainforest. Click the button below for availability

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Bushwalking at Binna Burra

Located 800m-1100m above sea level and characterised by rainforest-covered mountains, breathtaking lookouts, tumbling waterfalls, caves and fern gullies, Lamington National Park offers more than 160km of Australia's most diverse walking trails. Choose from a wide range of walks from easy strolls to challenging full-day hikes.

For up-to-date information on walking tracks, track standards and closures visit the Queensland Parks & Forests website for Lamington National Park.

KIDS ACTIVITIES

Kids love Binna Burra, and we strive to ensure our younger guests are not forgotten! We have a great range of activities to keep the kids entertained during your stay with us. Join in the fun with bush tucker walks, spotlight night walks, campfires, archery and of course - our Kids Re-Wilding activity!

KIDS NIGHT ADVENTURE

Take the night off and let us entertain the kids with their own adventure after dark! Activities may include lantern making, a short night walk, games and a campfire (subject to fire restrictions)! Meet outside the Teahouse. Simple kids dinner included.

For ages 7-13 only

NATURE CRAFTS

Fun, nature-based art for little and big kids. A chance to create and paint your own nature craft to take home or make a totem for your time at Binna Burra. Includes all art supplies, snacks and short walk (weather dependent). View session times and more.

SPOTLIGHTING NIGHT WALKS

Join in on this engaging nocturnal walk as the forest comes alive. We may encounter marsupials like our local pademelons, possums and gliders, alongside micro-bats, owls and maybe even a spider or two! An adventure for the whole family.  

Recommended for all ages

KIDS IN THE WILD

Fun, adventure and outdoor education for the kids. A chance to learn some empowering and traditional living skills, whilst connecting with nature. This kids' adventure also includes rope skills, shelter and fire-making; animal tracking and camouflage.

For ages 7-13 only

TAKE ON THE BORDER TRACK!

Experience the true essence of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area on this long-distance track.

Delve into the heartland of this ancient landscape on this full-day hike connecting the Green Mountains and Binna Burra sections of the park. Boasting stunning scenery and spectacular views, the Border Track is the backbone of the Lamington walking track system, with most walks radiating from it. It's also a part of the longer Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Hike through warm and cool subtropical and temperate rainforests, into lush gullies and valleys, over crystal mountain streams, past stunning waterfalls, and along prominent ridge lines.

On a clear day, lookouts provide spectacular views of the Limpinwood Valley, 'Wollumbin' (Mount Warning) and the Tweed Range. During winter months, walkers are likely to hear the loud ringing call of the Albert's lyrebird(external link).

There is a short (600m return), steep side track that leads to two lookouts—Beereenbano and Merino—with views over the Tweed and Limpinwood valleys. The track passes through areas of forest damaged during a severe storm in 1983.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Warning: there is no shorter way to walk from either trailhead in the park. Stay on the Border Track. Other routes may appear to reduce the distance, but end up being longer. Whichever end you begin, you can join a bus transfer with either Binna Burra or O’Reilly’s and walk back. Alternatively you can organise to be picked up at the end of your walk or stay overnight at your destination and catch the bus back the next morning (currently Saturday transfers only).

Experience the true essence of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Read More:

Delve into the heartland of this ancient landscape on this full-day hike connecting the Green Mountains and Binna Burra sections of the park. Boasting stunning scenery and spectacular views, the Border Track is the backbone of the Lamington walking track system, with most walks radiating from it. It's also a part of the longer Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Hike through warm and cool subtropical and temperate rainforests, into lush gullies and valleys, over crystal mountain streams, past stunning waterfalls, and along prominent ridge lines.

On a clear day, lookouts provide spectacular views of the Limpinwood Valley, 'Wollumbin' (Mount Warning) and the Tweed Range. During winter months, walkers are likely to hear the loud ringing call of the Albert's lyrebird

There is a short (600m return), steep side track that leads to two lookouts—Beereenbano and Merino—with views over the Tweed and Limpinwood valleys. The track passes through areas of forest damaged during a severe storm in 1983.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Warning: there is no shorter way to walk from either trailhead in the park. Stay on the Border Track. Other routes may appear to reduce the distance, but end up being longer. Whichever end you begin, leave as the sun rises and organise to be picked up at the end of your walk or stay overnight at your destination.

Are you up to the challenge?!

Walk the famous Border Track with this one-way bus transfer service!

One way transfer from Binna Burra Lodge to the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park (O'Reillys). Regular bus transfers run every Saturday departing at 8am prompt so you walk the 21.4km track back to Binna Burra at your own pace (self-guided). The Border Track is part of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk and follows the ancient volcanic landscape of the Tweed Volcano, which is still being eroded by rushing streams and plummeting waterfalls, and through lush rainforest with relicts of Gondwana flora and fauna.

This is not a guided activity. Maps are available from Binna Burra Gift Store.  Please come prepared for a full day walk with essentials such as food, water and sunscreen.

This is a jointly operated service between Binna Burra Lodge and O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and may involve a brief toilet stop at Canungra Valley Vineyards where a change of bus may be required.  Typical arrival time at Green Mountains is 9.50am.

Walk the famous Border Track with this one-way bus transfer service! Read More:

One way transfer from Binna Burra Lodge to the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park (O'Reillys). Regular bus transfers run every Saturday departing at 8am prompt so you walk the 21.4km track back to Binna Burra at your own pace (self-guided). The Border Track is part of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk and follows the ancient volcanic landscape of the Tweed Volcano, which is still being eroded by rushing streams and plummeting waterfalls, and through lush rainforest with relicts of Gondwana flora and fauna.

This is not a guided activity. Maps are available from Binna Burra Gift Store.  Please come prepared for a full day walk with essentials such as food, water and sunscreen.

This is a jointly operated service between Binna Burra Lodge and O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and may involve a brief toilet stop at Canungra Valley Vineyards where a change of bus may be required.  Typical arrival time at Green Mountains is 9.50am.

Binna Burra Short Walks & Talks

WELCOME TO BINNA BURRA WALK

Discover the characters that built Binna Burra and learn about recent history. This orientation walk will give you a sense of place and help you discover all the facets of Binna Burra. We begin the walk at the Binna Burra Gallery / Sky Dome, on the top of Mt Roberts

SPOTLIGHTING

Join this engaging nocturnal walk as the forest comes alive. We may encounter marsupials like our local pademelons, possums and gliders, alongside micro-bats, owls and maybe even a spider or two! An adventure for the whole family.

BUSH TUCKER

The forest is full of different bush foods and medicines. With our guide’s knowledge, discover the bush tucker of Yugambeh country, the medicinal properties of various plants and how you might grow some bush tucker at home. 

Activity Details

Binna Burra's activities are designed to provide an unforgettable and nature focused experience.

Activities are open to lodge guests, campsite guests and casual day visitors. Some activities may require children to be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

hinterland by horseback

Horse riding is back at Binna Burra! Experience the wow in this part of the world! 'The Gorge' ride captures breathtaking views out to Mount Tamborine, Brisbane and beyond. This fantastic country side location awaits!