The Hotel: Binna Burra Lodge
Positioned 800 metres above sea level in the sub-tropical rainforest of Lamington National Park, Binna Burra Lodge is an authentic heritage-listed property that has been welcoming visitors since the early 1930s. The ideal hideaway from the chaotic city, Binna Burra boasts a host of amenities for a relaxing stay. Country-style fare can be sampled at the Clifftop Dining Room.
A balcony with outdoor seating in the Acacia Room allows visitors to enjoy views of the mountains or rainforest. The room also features a private ensuite, heater and fan, and a bar fridge. Guests can join a guided walking tour around the National Park to admire the scenic beauty of the surroundings and enjoy extra activities like abseiling, flying fox and archery (at an additional charge and subject to availability).
- Bed size/type: Queen bed, double bed or twin beds
- The room features an en suite bathroom, hot drink-making facilities, and a private balcony with outdoor seating and mountain or rainforest view
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- Additional adult (13 years old +): $85 per night; additional child (5 to 12 years old): $55 per night; toddlers aged 0-4 years old can stay free of charge
The Area: Lamington National Park, QLD
As Australia’s largest remnant of subtropical rainforest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lamington National Park covers the valleys and cliffs of the McPherson Range with walking trails covering up to 160km. It protects one of the world’s oldest conifers, the Araucaria Cunninghamii, and is home to numerous plant fossils. It is also an important refuge for many animals including endangered birds, the Richmond birdwing butterfly and mammals like the spotted-tailed quoll.
The park is home to a number of songbirds like the satin bowerbird, the eastern bristlebird and the rufous scrub-bird. While walking through the rainforest, tourists may be able to see glimpses of bowerbirds or hear the cry of the green catbird. Approximately 58 plants and more than 22 animals are classified as vulnerable, rare or threatened with extinction in the park. The natural wealth of the park plays a huge role in preserving these species.