Binna Burra Tourist Information

Visitor Information for Binna Burra in the Scenic Rim

Aerial shot of Binna Burra Scenic Rim

A sought-after destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike, Binna Burra sits nestled within the breathtaking Lamington National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

Only 90 minutes from Brisbane you’ll find yourself immersed in this rainforest wilderness 800m above sea level.

Escape the everyday and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sub-tropical rainforest, cascading waterfalls, and stunning mountain vistas.

Hike over 160km of trails, each offering unique encounters with diverse ecosystems, from subtropical rainforests to dry eucalypt forests and open heathlands - there's something for everyone to discover and enjoy in Binna Burra.


Map of Binna Burra Section, Lamington National Park

Image of Binna Burra walking tracks in Lamington National Park

Download PDF Guide for Lamington National Park Walking Tracks & Map


A Brief History of Binna Burra

Binna Burra boasts a rich history deeply intertwined with ecotourism. In 1930, visionary leaders Romeo Lahey and Arthur Groom established Binna Burra as one of Australia's first ecotourism destinations, Binna Burra Lodge, paving the way for a future of responsible tourism.

Their vision continues to guide the Lodge today, evident in its commitment to environmental sustainability and its prestigious Green Globe Certification.

In September 2019, the facilities of the lodge, including the original accommodation buildings, reception lounge, and dining room were tragically lost in the Queensland bushfires, but have since been restored.

The land itself holds a deep significance for the Yugambeh people, the traditional custodians who have known this area as Woonoongoora for millennia. They named Binna Burra "where the beech tree grows," in honour of the ancient Antarctic Beech trees that stand sentinel in the surrounding rainforest.


Local Amenities

Binna Burra is fully open for visitors. You can enjoy access to the restaurant, shop, luxury accommodation, camping, national park, and all Binna Burra hikes.

The main centre of Binna Burra is located at the end of the road. This area was formerly known as Binna Burra Lodge.



Offering a variety of options for overnight stays at:



  • The Binna Burra Tea House serves delicious meals and refreshments.
  • Binna Burra Gift Shop.
  • The Paddock (Beechmont)
  • Dancing Waters Cafe (Springbrook)



  • Find souvenirs and other essentials at the Binna Burra Gift Shop.


Groom's Cottage & Bushwalker's Bar

  • A heritage building with a rich history, offering local wine, tap beer, light meals, and nibbles.


Ample parking

  • Conveniently located near the main centre.


Additional amenities

  • Coin-operated laundry
  • BBQ facilities (BYO cooking equipment and cutlery)
  • Shared fire pits
  • Free shower and toilet facilities


Things To Do in Binna Burra for Visitors & Tourists

 Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
 Lawn Games at Grooms Cottage
✓ Birdwatching
 Bushfire Gallery Feature Video
 Self-Guided Short Walks in Lamington National Park:  Rainforest Circuit, Tullawalla Circuit, Caves Circuit, Gwongoorool Track


One of the main things to do is hit the trails and go for a bit of a bush walk to see these landscapes. Hike along stunning trails, from short strolls to challenging full-day adventures, and witness breathtaking landscapes shaped by millions of years of geological history.

Visit the volcanic remnants of the Tweed Shield rise in the form of Tamborine, Springbrook, Beechmont, and Lamington National Park itself. This park is renowned for its unique geological formations, diverse ecosystems, and extraordinary array of wildlife.

It serves as a vital refuge for numerous threatened species, offering a haven for their survival. Experience the beauty of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk and discover the unique flora and fauna that thrived during the Gondwana era.

For an enriching history experience, visit the Binna Burra Reading Room and watch the "Bushfire Gallery Feature Video," a captivating documentary that chronicles the 2019 bushfires that swept through the area.

If you’re looking to relax, enjoy afternoons playing lawn games in front of Groom's Cottage, engage in birdwatching expeditions to spot the park's diverse avian residents, or simply unwind and soak in the serenity of the surrounding rainforest.

No matter your age or fitness level, there's something for everyone to discover and enjoy in Binna Burra.


Cottage Accommodation near Binna Burra 

Whether you're a seasoned traveller seeking adventure or a family seeking a relaxing escape, the rural paradise of Binna Burra offers a memorable experience in the heart of the Scenic Rim.

Milford Country Cottages is located 114km away from Binna Burra which is about a 90-minute drive via Boonah Rathdowney Rd (State Route 90). If you are staying with us at Milford Cottages, we recommend putting aside a half-day or full-day if you want to visit Binna Burra - View Google Map.

To stay in one of our relaxing scenic rim cottage accommodations, contact John & Lyn McLean on 0434 621 902 or click here to book online.




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