What to do at Binna Burra!

Free Activities

Lawn Games at Groom's Cottage

Binna Burra stocks a select amount of lawn games which can be enjoyed on the lawn in front of Groom's Cottage, a special place which guests have enjoyed for many years. Speak to our friendly front desk team about borrowing games such as Finska and Quoits

Birdwatching

(self guided) Binna Burra is home to some of the most beautiful birds in Lamington National Park. We recommend guests to head off early in the morning on any of the trailheads around Binna Burra to get the best opportunities to see and hear our feathered friends. See the reception gift shop for binoculars for sale, and short walk track guides

Bushfire Gallery

Visit the Binna Burra Pottery shed 7 days a week 9am to 5pm to view the short film which encapsulates the black summer bushfires from 2019 which swept through Binna Burra Lodge and consumed almost all of our Heritage listed buildings and cabins. There are also snapshots and infographic images on display which help to tell this story

Special Events & Activities

Short Walks - Lamington National Park

Rainforest Circuit

For a quick introduction to the 'typical' warm subtropical rainforest of Lamington, follow the Border Track for 500m from the Binna Burra trailhead, then branch right on to the Rainforest circuit. Wander under the thick, green canopy and listen for the distinctive calls of bowerbirds and catbirds. These are members of the oldest lineage of songbirds.

Tullawallal Circuit

The pocket of Antarctic beech Nothofagus moorei on the summit is the northernmost patch of this species in Australia and is one of our remaining links with the ancient forests of Gondwana. Nothofagus forests that were once widespread across Australia and provided a habitat for many animals that have long since disappeared from our landscape.

Caves Circuit

From the park's information centre, this interesting walk winds up through open forest, where koalas are often seen, and into rainforest before emerging at the Saddle trailhead on the road near the Binna Burra Mountain Lodge road entrance. White-throated treecreepers, members of one of the oldest groups of songbirds, are frequently seen on this track.

Gwongoorool Track

Start at the Lower picnic area trailhead and descend a series of steep rock steps (approximately 200 in total) to the Coomera River, passing cliffs of volcanic ash (tuff). At the valley floor, follow the Coomera River to picturesque Gwongoorool Pool. The river, along with all of Lamington’s waterways, is important habitat for hylid frogs (tree frog family), freshwater crayfish, eels and eastern water dragons. Return on the same track.

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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.

TAKE ON THE BORDER TRACK!

Are you up to the challenge?!

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

Enquire about booking our one way transfer from Binna Burra Lodge to the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park (O'Reillys). Transfers will leave from 8am, you will then 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.

 Typical arrival time at Green Mountains is 9.50am.