Groom’s Cottage & Bushwalker’s Bar
The Heritage Heart
Heritage building with decades of history. Local wine, tap beer, light meals and nibbles.
For those wanting something a little more casual and cosy, stop by the Bushwalker’s Bar for an afternoon drink or a tasty mountain meal, best enjoyed outside at sundown on the terrace, or inside for those colder evenings. Visit the Groom’s Cottage bushwalker’s bar in the evenings for a cosy atmosphere with locally supplied beverages and snacks. During the day, you can relax in the heritage reading room upstairs and enjoy spectacular views down the Numinbah Valley and over the Hinze Dam and the distant skyline of the Gold Coast beaches.
- Friday from 3pm to 7pm
- Saturday from 1pm to 7pm
- Sunday from 1pm to 6pm
CLOSED Monday to Thursday
Groom’s Cottage Heritage Reading Room:
“Reading is dreaming with eyes wide open”
The upstairs ‘Heritage Reading Room’ of Groom’s Cottage is a collective effort supported by book donations from hundreds of people saddened by the loss of Binna Burra and the old lodge library. There is a plethora of historical items on Binna Burra, Lamington National Park, and the pioneering characters behind their establishment.
Read about the history of Arthur Groom teaming up with bushwalking enthusiast Romeo Lahey, a timber-cutter by trade but also a pioneering environmentalist. Their partnership was equipped with a potent mix of idealism and pragmatism to realise their combined dream. They purchased 34 hectares of land from dairy farmer George Rankin by selling shares in the property and set about establishing a basic holiday camp. They also formed the Queensland National Parks Association to promote the preservation of key environmental areas.
Reading room open daily for guests. See reception staff for more information.
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Be a part of our new story
The Groom’s Cottage was the home of Arthur Groom who established Binna Burra Lodge (along with Romeo Lahey). As one of the last remaining heritage buildings at Binna Burra, we had to find a way to open this to the public, so we’ve done just that. We welcome you to join those who have been enjoying the Grooms Cottage for 85 years and be a part of the new history of Binna Burra. Experience some of the most breathtaking scenery from the cottage terrace and a sundowner or two, before heading to the Binna Burra Tea House for dinner.