Canungra, Beechmont and Lamington National Park

Canungra

What canungra lacks in size, it makes up for in energy, activity and history.

This village settlement evolved in the 1880s, when the Lahey family established the Lahey Bros Sawmill.

Canungra is a busy weekend destination for motorcyclists, car clubs, day trippers and bushwalkers. It’s the gateway to the Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

Canungra is a hub for exciting activities like hang gliding and hot air ballooning, but it also offers visitors a smorgasbord of unique food and wine experiences.

Beechmont

The country road from Canungra to Beechmont meanders up the mountainside to deliver you to the lush, green pastures of this hilltop oasis.

Beechmont is home to a close-knit creative community who take their lead from past generations. Neighbours help neighbours, selfsufficiency is celebrated, nature is protected and respected.

Lamington National Park & Binna Burra Lodge

Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, at 800-metres above sea level was established in the 1930s by author and adventurer Arthur Groom and his business partner, engineer Romeo Lahey.

These amazing men shared a passion for the environment and believed Binna Burra’s natural beauty had to be protected for future generations to enjoy.

The efforts led t o the declaration of the Lamington National Park and protected the pristine environment in its natural form. Relatives of Groom andLahey remain involved in the lodge today.

Lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks and exceptional ecological importance make this Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area an outstanding place to visit for walking, camping, bird watching and relaxing.

Canungra, Beechmont and Lamington National Park Region

Things to do

  • Check out the historic Lahey Tramway Tunnel, just outside the main township. The tunnel was cut through sandstone and used to carry timber from the hills to town. Visitors will gain an insight into the challenges early timber cutters faced bringing their loads down the mountain.
  • Visit the award-winning O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard for lunch, a drink, or a picnic by the creek.
  • Sample local honey and macadamias at the Visitor Information Centre and tap into the local knowledge of the volunteers.
  • Enjoy a cold beer and counter lunch at the family friendly Canungra Hotel.
  • Browse the eclectic mix of shops in the Canungra village.
  • Stock up on fresh, organic produce and roses at the local farm gate stalls.