Binna Burra

Immerse yourself in the magnificent rainforests and waterfalls of this World Heritage site, among the...

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Four hikers with backpacks admire the view to the mountains and valley below
A man and woman walk through the arch at the start of a walk in a national park rainforest
Accommodation on a hillside at sunset
A couple stand at a balcony railing with a glass of wine in their hand looking at the valley below
Historic cottage with three windows in gabled roof
The view of a valley of farmland and Australian forest
A walking track through a sub-tropical rainforest
Two people stand next to a park bench looking at the view below them, at sunset


Take a drive 90 minutes from Brisbane or 75 minutes from Gold Coast airport, up winding roads through Beechmont to Binna Burra and you’ll find yourself immersed in a magical rainforest wilderness 800m above sea level, with impressive views across cascading valleys out to the coast.

Set in Lamington National Park within the Scenic Rim, and a part of the world-heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest area of South East Queensland, a visit to this pristine sub-tropical rainforest is a life-changing, ‘bucket-list’ experience.

With over 160km of trails to explore, here you’ll feel a lifetime away after hiking through the canopy of green to epic views and thundering waterfalls shrouded in mist and crisp mountain air.

From bushwalking to bird watching, chasing waterfalls, exploring rock pools and even spotting a koala or two perched in the trees, you will be enchanted with this wilderness wonderland.

As you explore the area, pay homage to the earliest inhabitantsthe Yugambeh people. They know this area as Woonoongoora and named Binna Burra “where the beech tree grows”, in honour of the thousand year old Antarctic Beech trees that it is home to.

To stay and explore the area at your leisure, there are plenty of accommodation options available here courtesy of Binna Burra Lodge, one of Australia’s ecotourism pioneers, along with national park camping.