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‘Bushwalking is adventurous and sociable and our new Bushwalker’s Bar is already a sociable gathering place with tales of adventures and no doubt the occasional peril’ said Steve Noakes, Chairperson of Binna Burra Lodge Limited.

The cosy small bar is located within the pioneering heritage building known as Groom’s Cottage at Binna Burra. It provides spectacular views down the Numinbah Valley and over the Hinze Dam and the distant skyline of the Gold Coast beaches.

Binna Burra is located within the World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park in the scenic rim hinterland of the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Since its founding in 1933 bushwalking has been a major activity for visitors into the Binna Burra side of the Lamington National Park.

John Marshall, President of Bushwalking Queensland said that bushwalking is an Australian word that gradually entered the language in the 1920s. ‘It’s the Australian term for hiking, tramping, trekking, hill walking or rambling.’

A former 1970s staff member of Binna Burra Lodge, John Marshall was a member of the original Binna Burra Bushwalkers Club founded in the late 1960s.

Following its reopening after 12 months of closure after devastating bushfires in early September 2019, Binna Burra has now committed to the International Charter for Walking, aimed at creating healthy, efficient and sustainable communities where people choose to walk.

‘Binna Burra recognises the benefits of walking as a key indicator of healthy, efficient, socially inclusive and sustainable communities’ said Jonathan Fisher, CEO of Binna Burra. ‘We acknowledge the universal rights of people to be able to walk safely and to enjoy high quality public spaces anywhere and at anytime.’

As part of the Charter, Binna Burra commits to reducing the physical, social and institutional barriers that limit walking activity.

Binna Burra will work with others to help create a culture where people choose to walk through our commitment to the charter and its eight strategic principles:

1. Increased inclusive mobility
2. Well designed and managed spaces and places for people
3. Improved integration of networks
4. Supportive land-use and spatial planning
5. Reduced road danger
6. Less crime and fear of crime
7. More supportive authorities
8. A culture of walking

Bushwalkers can now stay overnight at the Sky Lodges @ Binna Burra or in the Rainforest Campsite which has permanent safari tents as well as powered and unpowered camping sites.

Binna Burra Chair, Steve Noakes and John Marshall, President of Bushwalking Queensland chatting about the history of bushwalking in Australia at the Bushwalker's Bar, Groom's Cottage, Binna Burra - in the Lamington National Park.


Jonathan Fisher Tel: 0414698183  jonathan@binnaburralodge.com.au 


Bushwalking Queensland www.bushwalkingqueensland.org.au

Brisbane Bushwalkers Club https://www.brisbanebushwalkers.org.au/about-club

Bushwalking in Queensland Melissa Harper, 2010. www.qhatlas.com.au/bushwalking-queensland

Bushwalking Australia www.bushwalkingaustralia.org

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