Park in Focus – Lamington NP (Binna Burra) – National Parks Association of Queensland

Park in Focus – Lamington NP (Binna Burra)

*This article has been amended since release due to misinformation – we apologise for any confusion caused.

Lamington National Park is renowned for its beauty and biodiversity. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and is a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Located in the Gold Coast hinterland on the border with New South Wales, the park is one of the most popular destinations for locals. It is known for its stunning mountains, lush rainforest and abundant wildlife.

The park was established in 1915 and is one of the oldest national park in Queensland*. It covers more than 20,000 hectares of land, and is made up of varying ecosystems including eucalypt and rainforests.

The park’s most famous feature is its series of ancient, volcanic rock peaks known as the Lamington Plateau. These peaks are home to a variety of flora and fauna and offer some of the most breath-taking views in the area.

The Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park is situated on the northern side of the park and is renowned for its stunning views, lush rainforest and picturesque waterfalls. It is one of the most visited sections of the park.

The Binna Burra section of the park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including a variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals. Some of the most unique species include the endangered Albert’s Lyrebird, the threatened Eastern Bristlebird, and the vulnerable Richmond Birdwing Butterfly.

The park also supports a number of threatened and endangered plant species, including Ochrosia moorei, Gaultheria viridicarpa and Davidsonia johnsonii.

The park also offers many activities to cater to all levels of fitness and experience. There are a number of different walking tracks ranging from easy to challenging as well as the ‘Lamington Classic’ run trail which has been running for about 50 years every October.

The park also offers a range of camping and accommodation options, from camping grounds to luxury cabins.

The Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park is an ideal destination for those seeking a nature-based holiday or just a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

With its stunning scenery and diverse wildlife, it is no surprise that it is one of the most popular sections of Lamington National Park.

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