A Queensland treasure
Binna Burra Lodge, nestled in the enchanting Lamington National Park of Queensland, is a true haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Surrounded by lush rainforests and awe-inspiring vistas, this historic lodge offers a captivating escape from the bustling world.
Established in 1933, Binna Burra Lodge exudes a rustic charm that blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings. Home to rare flora and fauna, visitors can embark on scenic hikes, birdwatching expeditions, or take part in guided tours to discover the park’s hidden treasures.
With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and an array of outdoor pursuits, Binna Burra Lodge remains an iconic destination, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the captivating beauty of Queensland’s natural wonders.
Queensland Walks has partnered with Binna Burra Lodge to offer two nights accommodation including breakfast at the all-new Tiny Wild Houses, nestled in the sub-tropical rainforest of Lamington National Park.
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The Tullawallal Circuit Track is a 5.2 km trail that takes in spectacular views and a pocket of Antarctic beech Nothofagus moorei trees, one of the remaining links with the ancient forests of Gondwana. 6,500 steps
The Caves Circuit winds up through open forest, before emerging at the Saddle trailhead on the road near the Binna Burra Mountain Lodge. White-throated treecreepers and koalas are frequently seen on this track. 5,375 steps
The Gwongoorool Track descends a series of steep rock steps to the Coomera River, passing cliffs of volcanic ash. The river is important habitat for hylid frogs, freshwater crayfish, eels and eastern water dragons. 7,500 steps
The Lower Bellbird Circuit winds past cliff faces adorned with orchids and ferns, crossing mountain streams and passing through a patch of dry rainforest dominated by hoop pine. Follow the track below Bellbird lookout and emerge at a clearing, returning back along the same path to the Saddle Trailhead to complete the circuit. 8,250 steps
Dave’s Creek Circuit descends through the head of Kurraragin Valley out into Daves Creek country. It passes through several distinctive vegetation types: warm and cool subtropical rainforest along the Border Track; warm temperate rainforest, containing many examples of ancient angiosperms such as coachwood Ceratopetalum apetalum, in Nixon Creek’s headwaters; and wet sclerophyll forest. 15,000 steps
The scenic Coomera Circuit passes through subtropical and warm temperate rainforest communities, and giant brush box Lophostemon confertusforest. Walk up to Coomera Falls lookout (5.5km from the trailhead) and witness the power of the Coomera River as it cascades over the magnificent Coomera and Yarrabilgong falls down into the 160m deep gorge. 21,750 steps
Ship’s Stern Circuit enjoys impressive views from a number of lookouts as it weaves through rainforest and open forest. This is one of the few places within the park where scribbly gum Eucalyptus racemosa can be seen. Pass through a fine stand of piccabeen palm Archontophoenix cunninghamii to the floor of Nixon Valley where red cedar Toona ciliatae and the majestic flooded gum Eucalyptus grandis thrive. 26,250 steps
To walk the Illinbah Circuit clockwise, start at the Lower picnic area trailhead and descend steeply along the Gwongoorool track through rainforest and open forest to the Coomera River. The dry rainforest on the river’s western side provides habitat for the black-breasted button-quail(external link), a member of an ancient order of birds. 20,625 steps