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Rainforest Circuit - Binna Burra

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area

For a quick introduction to the "typical" warm subtropical rainforest of Lamington National Park, follow the Border Track from Binna Burra for 500 metres, then branch right onto the rainforest circuit and return to the picnic area. Bowerbirds and catbirds are commonly heard. A self-guiding brochure produced by the Lamington Natural History Association (LNHA Inc.) is available from the national park information centre, the campground kiosk and Binna Burra Mountain Lodge.

Journey Details

Duration
1 Hours
Itinerary Type
Return
Mode of Travel
Walk
Distance
1.2 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking

Other Information

Children:

Children are welcome. Keep to tracks and supervise children closely. Check for ticks and leeches and avoid contact with stinging hairs on the leaves and stems of stinging trees.
Binna Burra Road
Lamington National Park, Binna Burra Section
Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
Queensland
Australia

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Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay is a tranquil and private farmstay holiday getaway featuring self contained accommodation. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland at the foot of Tamborine Mountain, their farmstay is just a one hour drive from Brisbane and an easy 40 minute drive from the Gold Coast. Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay are nestled in some of the Scenic Rim Regions most beautiful countryside and on the doorstep of award-winning wineries and the best equine stables and polo fields. Whether you're looking for adventure or just some peace and relaxation, Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay has something for everyone. They even offer facilities for you to bring your own horse, perfect for those who are attending one of the many equine events in the area.

Cedar Glen Farmstay

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295.00 - 495.00
Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen's family since 1882, and they've been hosting visitors to the farm for over 30 years. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the beautiful Lost World Valley, this spectacular 1050 acre property is home to beef cattle, Arabian horses, milking cows, sheep, pigs, kangaroos and poultry. A real highlight of Cedar Glen is the activities they have to offer. Imagine the kids' excitement as they get to feed the animals twice daily, or try their hand at milking the house cow each morning. Don't miss the opportunity to take a horse ride through some of South East Queensland's most spectacular country - riders of all ages and experience are catered for. You can also learn how to throw a returning boomerang and crack the Australian stock whip while enjoying a cup of billy tea and freshly made damper. Guests can stay in the original 1901 homestead, or choose one of three historic cottages which have been renovated to maintain the charm and authenticity of a bygone era. All buildings are surrounded by wide verandas perfect for soaking up the country views and self catering or fully-catered packages are available.

Tommerups Dairy Farmstay

Kerry, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135.00 - 250.00
Tommerup's Dairy Farm is a working farm providing visitors with genuine country hospitality, charming cottage accommodation and a chance to escape the relentless pace of city life. Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the picturesque Lost World region of the Scenic Rim, Tommerup's Dairy Farm is perfect for your next holiday. The 200 acre farm is home to cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks and of course, your hosts, The Tommerup family; sixth generation farmers. Milking cows in a real working dairy is always a thrill for children and adults alike. Don't miss the opportunity to join in on the daily animal feeding and egg collecting. A rustic 1880s renovated farm cottage offers charming country accommodation with all the modern conveniences. Get your hands dirty with the many activities available or just lose yourself in the serenity. The beautiful farm and Lost World area provides a range of options for holiday adventures; drop a line in the Albert River, laze away the hours with a good book and a picnic by the creek, bushwalk in nearby Lamington National Park or take a short drive to the nearby country towns of Boonah and Rathdowney.

Kellarni Downs Farmstay Kooralbyn

Kooralbyn, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$240.00 - 240.00
Kellarni Downs is an Equestrian Property with an Olympic size dressage arena and show jumps. Take a trail ride around the area and more, in the beautiful Kooralbyn Valley. Holiday with your dogs and horses, whilst staying in their 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Lodge. Sleeps eight, fully self contained with swimming pool and entertainment areas. Free WIFI for guests. Some features of the Lodge are an open fireplace, pool/snooker table, pot belly stove , spa bath, air conditioning and fans throughout the home. They are close to many sights in and around the Scenic Rim. Four stables are available as well as paddocks.

nightfall wilderness camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$345.00 - 699.00
nightfall wilderness camp is an antidote to the busy life - an intimate, off-the-beaten-track, Australian luxury camping experience, where time has no meaning and luxury is redefined. Nestled in a relatively untouched pocket of Lost World paradise, nightfall's private camp sits beside beside pristine creek rapids and ancient Lamington National Park rainforests, only 90 minutes form Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Heart, body and spirit are nurtured through a tonic of immersion in nature; nights under-the-stars and under-canvas in private luxury tent accommodation; adventurous exploration; relaxation; delicious fire-cooked organic cuisine and personalised attention. nightfall camp is limited to only six adult travellers at any one time, ensuring privacy, intimacy and conviviality. Some couples enjoy spending time together in the seclusion of their self-contained tents. For others, nightfall is an opportunity to mix with like-minded experiential travellers and to share the tree-change lifestyle created by nightfall's hosts. Be one of the first to experience nightfall camp's new style of high-end luxury camping in Australia - Queensland glamping or 'couture camping'. Visit our website to learn more.

Crebra Farmhouse

Kerry, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$200.00 - 200.00
Spectacular accommodation overlooking their beautiful dairy farm. Relax and unwind, soak up the beautiful farm views, explore the bush, go fishing in the river or visit the dairy. Stay in stunning Crebra Farmhouse situated in the pretty Kerry Valley, only 15 minutes south of Beaudesert and just over an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Lamington National Park is close with Duck Creek Road only one kilometre away. Fishing for native bass or the pest fish carp is popular, as is exploring the hills and views. With enough room for extended family get togethers, Crebra Farmhouse is the perfect venue for families wanting to catch up. The oldies relax and the kids have fun. As a Crebra Farmhouse guest you have access to approximately 200 hectares of the dairy farm "Glenaulin" and around two kilometres of Albert River frontage. Follow the winding cattle tracks, sketch the Jinbroken Range in the west, spy on the platypus, paddle and fish along the river for a kilometre or two or simply unwind with a wine in front of the fireplace.

Christmas Creek Recreation Centre

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$70.00 - 130.00
Christmas Creek Recreation Centre and Christmas Creek Cafe offer seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook. Settle in and enjoy their country style food. It's a place where kids can freely explore. Open seven days a week, the facility offers Family and Group accommodation. It's ideal for private functions, youth camps, sporting groups and corporate groups. They are an outdoor recreational facility based on the edge of Lamington National Park, south west of Beaudesert, Scenic Rim. It's approximately 80 to 90 minutes to theme parks. Located on the banks of Christmas Creek, it's a place where you can explore, go bushwalking and enjoy the pristine waters of Christmas Creek. The centre has accommodation for 69 guests for minimum of one or two night stays, providing fully catered meals or self catering in their shared kitchen. There is a fully equipped dining room, fireplace, and dance floor which can be used for private functions. Join in some more activities or workshops on site, as well as full sized basketball and tennis courts. There are farm tours and animal feeding nearby.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$275.00 - 400.00
Pethers is a luxurious boutique retreat with just 10 secluded, individual and private Tree Houses all offering a magnificent sub-tropical rainforest vista. Pethers is exclusively designed for adults. Each Tree House offers a private spa for two, fireplace, king size bedroom, entertainment system, lounge and dining areas with five metre high glass windows leading to an outdoor balcony and overlooks spectacular surrounds. Pethers Main Lodge features a massive open sided and elevated fire place, a towering seven metre curved roof and glass windows which overlook untouched, ancient rainforest. The Main Lodge also features Pethers Rainforest Restaurant which creates an array of exquisite tastes and outstanding cuisine. They invite you to visit Pethers - unwind and relax in your private Tree House, enjoy a range of pampering massages and spa treatments and discover the natural beauty and attractions of Mount Tamborine.

Worendo Cottages

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$240.00 - 395.00
Worendo Cottages offers a peaceful setting in the Lost World Valley overlooked by the rugged mountains of Lamington National Park. On offer is an invigorating escape from the mundane in a stunning and peaceful wilderness setting.  Romantic cottages for couples or Farm Houses for bigger family and friend groups. Set in the Scenic Rim region - an easy drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. This is truly romantic comfort on the edge of wilderness with beautiful spaces for relaxed walking, photography or bird watching. The dams are stocked, the animals friendly and the picturesque hut on the river makes an ideal lunch or swimming spot. Can your camera capture a rainbow?

Wongari Eco Retreat

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$150.00 - 275.00
Seclusion and privacy, beside the pristine rapid-filled headwaters of Christmas Creek - Wongari is an intimate romantic retreat bordering World Heritage Lamington National Park and only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  Think lazing in a hammock under the rainforest  canopy, reading a book or watching the birds, swimming in the private rapid-filled rock pools of their creek or roasting marshmallows on a fire under the stars. For the more adventurous, there's plenty of opportunity to explore. Wongari sits nestled in a spectacular gorge setting, with gentle walks on their property along Waterfall Creek and Christmas Creek and also into Lamington National Park's wilderness section. The renowned Stinson Grave and Wreck walks are easily accessed, although a guide is recommended if you're not an experienced walker. Serenity Cabin sits in its own private 10 acre section of their property, with 200 metres of private frontage to Christmas Creek, so you're guaranteed not to be disturbed.  The holiday cottage is fully self-contained with a wood oven, rainforest deck, king-sized bed and a glass-enclosed shower overlooking rainforest garden.
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